Hey, you! It’s Ashlea here and today I’m sharing some great tips for stamping symmetrical wreaths with a stamp positioning tool. I want to clarify here and now that this is NOT a replacement for the wreath builder tool. This is simply a tip I learned quite a while ago to keep stamps symmetrical on square card stock while stamping wreaths. It doesn’t offer as much versatility as the wreath builder and is definitely a more simplistic take on wreath stamping. Okeedokee…now that that’s all cleared up, lets get right into it!
It’s super simple! First, you need a square piece of card stock. I used 4″ by 4″ and you’ll need a stamp positioning tool like the MISTI. To start, place a stamp on either the upper, lower, left, or right hand side center of the card. I used the Bloom Where You Are Planted stamp set. Close the door of the stamp positioning tool and ink the stamp up with whichever ink you choose. Now the magic starts! After stamping, open the door and rotate the card stock once to the right or left. Don’t even touch the stamp. Don’t touch it! It stays put. Ink up the stamp again, close the door, open the door, and rotate the card stock the same way you have before. Once you’ve stamped four times, you’ll notice you’ve created a perfect wreath (or circle) shape with your stamping!
Do this with as many stamps as you’d like, differing where on the card stock you place the stamp, until you feel that your wreath is complete. I love using this technique especially for the fall and winter months when, really, all I want to stamp is a festive wreath.
To complete the card, I used the “hello” die from the Hello Gorgeous die set and cut it out of some gold metallic card stock. I then used the “LOVELY” stamp from the Bloom Where You Are Planted set to finish off the sentiment.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit about how I created this wreath card. Thank you so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon!