Friday, November 15

Tutorial: Wreath Card

Earlier I showed you a couple of Christmas cards that used flower shapes to create wreaths and baubles.  They are great cards to make when you don't have a lot of seasonal card-making items or when you want to extend the use of the items you already have in your stash.  And because they are so easy you can make a lot of them in a reasonably short time... which is great if you're only just getting your cards started!
 
 
1.  You will need a piece of white cardstock measuring 11" x 51/2" folded in half to form a card blank, a second piece of white cardstock measuring 5" x 5" and a scrap of card in your choice of colour for the punched flowers.

2.  From the piece of scrap card, punch out two sizes of flowers.  A large flower for filling up the area and a nice small flower to fill in any gaps.   

3.  Place the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock on your scoreboard and score some border lines around the sides.  Keep them about 1/4" from the edges.

4.  Stamp a small sentiment in the very middle of the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock.  The size of the sentiment will determine how big your wreath needs to be.

5.  Use some double sided tape to adhere the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock to the centre front of the card blank.

6.  Find a circular item that can be used as a template for your wreath.  I find it's best not to draw a circle on the card as it's difficult to remove the pencil lines once you have all your flowers glued down.  I use a circle cutter but a roll of tape also works well.

7.  Spend some time figuring out how you are going to place your flowers.  It's easier to lay the large flowers around the circle first then fill in with the smaller ones.  They don't have to be evenly spaced, but you need to distribute them so that the wreath appears balanced.
 
8.  When you're happy with the way you have placed your flowers you can begin adhering them to the card with some wet glue.  I use Glossy Accents because it dries fast and is very strong.

9.  Once all your pieces are firmly glued down, it's time to decorate!  I used self-adhesive pearls in different shapes and sizes to give the impression of baubles, then finished off with a little ribbon bow.  Easy!
 Photos and written instructions copyright Beccy Muir 2013

23 comments:

Granmargaret said...

Thank you very much Beccy for this tutorial. I will give it a go.

cardchick's world said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I will definitely give this a try...thank you for sharing your talent with us...

iris-irena said...

thank you for sharing this!
regards from slovenia

Sammy said...

Thank you for the inspiration. The idea of using multi-coloured pearls to suggest baubles is pure genius! x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for showing how you did this. I love how you used the circle template - I'm not sure I would have thought of that. I have two sizes of flower punches - I would like to try this! Thank you!

Trish said...

Hi Beccy,
Fabulous card. TFS. I have been following your blog for a while and I just want to thank you for all the incredible inspiration I get.
Hugs,
Trish x

Granmargaret said...

I have added my card. I don't think it looks much like a wreath. I will have another go another day.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea!!!! Creates such a beautiful card!!!!

Sewe said...

Thanks for showing us how to make this, and those borderlines, love it.

/Sewe

Carol Held said...

So pretty...thank you!....www.stampinribbons.blogspot.com

Intruderlady said...

oh my, i love this. so clean and elegant.
thanks for sharing your photo tutorial!

kitty

Viv said...

Great CAS card Beccy and I love the tutorial too :) Viv xx

Margreet said...

Wow, what an inspirational tutotial! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Gosh this is really cool, I think I'll have a go at this this weekend, it would look great with two sizes of snowflake punches too.

Hugs
Brenda

Pathy said...

Thank you for this wonderful teaching technique

Hugs

ileana said...

OMG! that was a brilliant idea! thank you for the tutorial, hugs,

JD/ Jill said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Nessie said...

It is so easy. But I would never have thought about that myself. I always tried the pencil line. But as you said it is so difficult to remove afterwards. So thank you very much for your useful

Joyce Boender said...

Thank you! Wonderful for those of us who are just starting out! Thanks for easily understandable instructions.

Joyce Boender said...

Thank you! Wonderful for those of us who are just starting out! Thanks for easily understandable instructions.

Shaz Brooks said...

Lovely card and a brilliant way to make a wreath card. Going on my todo list! Thank you for sharing. Shaz x

pam said...

Great card. Will be giving this a try definitely!!

Regina said...

This is an old post but thanks for the idea instead of buying a wreath punch or die thanks again Lovely card.