Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. Mini wreaths are so fun to make and look so sweet on all kinds of projects. The Impression Obsession Spring Wreath set provides all the elements needed to create a perfectly sized wreath for card fronts. For my project today I paired the wreath set with the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames set and a sweet piece of designer paper from the Penny Black Beau Jardin paper pad.
Cut five wreaths, four sets of flowers, several extra tiny flowers and the frames.
Apply a long strip of 1/2” double stick tape to your work surface and roll with your finger to create a rolled length of tape to apply to the back of your frames.
Attach the frames to the card base. The rolled tape lifts the frames up for added dimension.
Apply glossy accents to the back of one wreath and attach it over top of the second wreath offsetting slightly to create a fuller base.
Cut the remaining wreaths into three or four sections each to use to add fullness to the wreath base. Trim the leaf tips on the end of each section to create a natural looking piece of foliage. Don’t worry if the end doesn’t look perfect with a natural ending because when it is attached to the wreath it all works. Promise!!!
Add dimension to each wreath section with stylus and molding pad.
Apply the first section to the wreath with glossy accents and allow the tip end to stick out a little from the main shape of the wreath. Lift the tip of the first added section and tuck the back end of the next piece under it slightly and attach. The front of each section hides the back end of the next section. Continue adding the pieces all the way around the wreath until it is full and has a natural appearance.
Lay the flowers face down on the molding pad and push down on each petal and flower center with the smaller end of the stylus.
Turn each flower face up and push down in the center with the small stylus tip on the leaf tool.
Form the tiny flowers with the small stylus tip of the leaf tool.
Attach two larger flowers and one tiny flower together with glossy accents. You will want to offset the layers slightly.
Apply glossy accents to the back of each flower and attach to the wreath.
Create a more natural looking arrangement by attaching some of the flowers off center and slightly out of line. You don’t want the flowers to be lined up like soldiers.
Fill in the frame with the large flowers and then add the tiny flowers around the wreath to add softness. See how some of the flowers are out of the main line of the wreath. Also, note how all of the cut tips of the wreath sections look natural.
Turn the wreath over and apply glossy accents all the way around and attach to the frames and card base.
The flowers may get slightly mashed while arranging and attaching them to the wreath. Use the tip end of the leaf tool to lift the flattened petals to reform the flowers.
The Sour Grape and Easter Grass cardstock combine to create a perfect spring wreath. This card would be perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, a birthday or just about any occasion.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and have been inspired to give wreath making a try. Thank you for coming by and I’ll see you next time.
Card size” 5.50” x 4.25”