The florals in this box are stunning! But I wanted to try and push myself out of the box and create a card that is unexpected. Autumn is one of my FAVORITE times of the year and when I saw the leafy stems in the Bountiful Blooms stamp set I thought they would look stunning as part of a wreath. I started by tracing a circle die in the center of a 4.25" square card (made from Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock) and positioned the longest leafy stem on the circle and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I used my MISTI and turned my cardstock four times so that I would have a complete circle of vines. I had intended to stop and just stamp my sentiment in the center of the wreath...but it looked too empty. So I added the smaller vine stamp in the center and stamped it four times to fill in the center a bit. And then I just kept going! Haha! I filled the whole card front! But I LOVE the way it turned out!!
I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to color in all of the leaves and then added some gold metallic paint spatters. I wanted some brown cardstock for my sentiment strips, but I don't have any! *GASP!* No worries! I just made my own using an ink blending tool and some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. I stamped the "Hello" sentiment from the exclusive Bloom Where You Are Planted stamp set included in the box three times onto my inked cardstock and embossed it with white powder. I trimmed out the little strips and popped them up with foam tape. I embellished the card front a bit more with some Antique Rose Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Thank you so much for joining me! This box is full of so many amazing products! I can't wait to show you what else I've made!