Hello crafty friends! I was so inspired by the new Pretty Pink Posh release, I couldn’t stop crafting. New is the Wisteria Blossoms Mix which features purples and greens and if you know me, you know that I luuuuuv purple. But I didn’t want to create just a shaker card with these gorgeous sequins, so I stared into thin air for about half an hour until revelation came to be and I began a crafting frenzy.
Originally, I had wanted to create a wreath just out of sequins, but I realized that it wouldn’t work for me. Somehow, it didn’t look fantastic enough, just adhering the sequins to the card base. I put them all back into their container, thought some more, and then grabbed a Simon Says Stamp stamp and die set to help me out. I stamped the wreath in Altenew warm grey ink, then die cut the wreath with the coordinating die using my Grand Caliber (my Big Shot is in storage).
Before I foam-mounted the wreath to the panel, I adhered the panel to my card base by sandwiching some fun foam in-between. Being without my favorite foam tape at that time, this was a cheap way to get proper dimension – fun foam costs just a few cents, and a cheap tape runner does the trick of holding it all together.
It took a little while to get all the sequins placed properly before I adhered them with Glossy Accents and a Fine-Tip Applicator. I wanted to make sure the spacing would be right and the colors would be well proportioned before adhering them. Afterwards, I added a few mini gold stars to fill up space and to add some warm shine to the wreath. The center looked a bit empty, so I grabbed some of the images from the Simon Says Stamp stamp set and stamped them using Altenew Shades of Purple dye inks and Simon Says Stamp Beanstalk Green to stamp them and die-cut them with the matching die set.
The sentiment is actually way shorter, but it looked kind of lost so I used a black pen to elongate the “h” and “e” to create a visually more pleasing balance. And yes, the dots are back as well, my gel pen was begging me to let him loose on that card.
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