Hey there! Today, I am on the Neat and Tangled blog sharing some holiday inspiration to help get your holiday crafting going! Tis’ the season to get busy crafting! This year I’m hoping to get a little more crafty with my present wrapping too, so I’m looking forward to that. Hopefully, I find enough time to do so. Anyways, today I decided to reach for some non-holiday stamps to match with my holiday stamps to create this card today. We all have limited crafting budgets, so it’s not always reasonable to buy stamps for every season! So, I thought it would be great to share with you an idea of creating a Christmas wreath using the flourish from the Magical Day mini stamp set.
I personally love the Magical Day stamp set for the adorable unicorn, but the flourishes are perfect for any occasion! There are two in the set, so I just picked one and stamped it 8 times, colored them all with copic markers, and then die cut it all with the coordinating Magical Day dies.
I wanted the wreath to frame a large sentiment, and the Wishing You Love stamp set was perfect for this idea. I looked for a circle die that was large enough to include the entire sentiment, but not bigger than my A2 size. I then die cut the circle out of a piece of kraft card stock and begin adding the flourshing around the outer circle with adhesive.
For my sentiment, I chose to use a red cardstock to match the little berries on the wreath, and heat embossed it in white right in the center. To add a bit more interest to the card, I also added white watercolor splatter on both the kraft and red panels. Watercolor is still a little transparent (compared to using something like acrylic) so when the larger splatters dries, it leaves this interesting white ring. I thought that was a fun end result and I loved it.
When assembling, I elevated the kraft panel with foam tape. Then, using jute twine, I added a little bow to the bottom of the wreath. Now, thinking back, I think I could have also added little bells to it too. That would totally be super cute too! Nevertheless, I do love how well this card turned out. Hope you enjoy the little bit of holiday inspiration and look forward to seeing what you make!