Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by for day three of the Whimsy Stamps April release week! Today I have the pleasure of showcasing my new Spring Wreath layering stamp set and coordinating dies.

share badge april 2016

The Spring Wreath set is designed so that you can create custom, layered wreaths for a variety of occasions; the sentiments included in stamp set are perfect for sympathy, birthday and thinking of you cards.

My favorite part of this set is that the coordinating dies include dies that cut out the large words in the sentiments. I cut out sentiments all the time, and wanted to create dies that make the process much easier, rather then cutting them out with scissors.

Spring Wreath_2

I used the leaf stamps and layered them up with the berries stamp to build my wreath; I used Altenew’s Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades dye inks for the leaves and Hero Arts Raspberry Jam shadow ink for the berries. I used a brown pen to create twigs in the wreath and then die cut the wreath using the die that matches.

The flowers are stamped with Altenew Buttercream and Sunshine Glow inks; I then stamped the bow in Cotton Candy and Coral Berry inks (also from Altenew). The flowers and bow are all die cut using the coordinating dies.  All of my stamping was done on white linen cardstock.

Once I put the wreath together, I decorated it with some Whimsical Forest sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Spring Wreath_3

For the background of my card I used a stencil and the same Warm Sunshine ink that I used on my flowers; I stamped the ink onto my stencil, misted it with water and pressed my watercolor paper into the wet ink to create a watercolored pattern. I love the soft, textured effect for a subtle background!

I added a stitched frame around on top of the watercolor background using the Handstitched Rectangle dies from Whimsy Stamps; my wreath is popped up with foam tape in the top center, and I put my sentiment below that. For the sentiment, I used Dark Chocolate Altenew dye ink and Raspberry Jam shadow ink from Hero Arts.

 

MORE INSPIRATION

If you enjoyed today’s card, here are a few more you might be interested in featuring stamping techniques! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding posts.

[one_third padding=”0 5px 0 5px”]Combining Stamp Sets_3[/one_third][one_third padding=”0 5px 0 5px”]Watercolor Stamping with Distress Inks_2[/one_third][one_third_last padding=”0 5px 0 5px”]Neat & Tangled Reveal Day #2_6[/one_third_last]

 

PRODUCTS

If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

[su_expand more_text=”SHOW MORE” height=”400″ link_color=”#F27790″ more_icon=”icon: chevron-down” less_icon=”icon: chevron-up” class=”expand products”]

SIMON SAYS STAMP


[/su_expand]