I’ve recently become addicted to “wreathing all the things” and the pear image from the stamp set is the pear-fect (sorry, not sorry) size for this! To make the wreath, I did use a template. Because this is a solid stamp, it can be tricky to get colour variation or dimension. So, instead of using an ink pad directly to the stamp I used sponge daubers to apply the ink. I used Distress Oxide Inks which makes this super easy due to the pigment property. I’m sure it would work well with dye inks but it may take a bit more to blend.
I started by dabbing Crushed Olive to about 2/3 of the image then went over that with Fossilized Amber then touched the top with Gathered Twigs. I love the way the Oxide Inks stamp!! To fill out the “wreath” a bit more, I took the leaf sprig, the heart and the circles image which all come from the Bloom Where You Are Planted Set. These little images fit perfectly. I used the Gathered Twigs for the leaves, Worn Lipstick for the hearts and Fossilized Amber for the circles.
I used a stitched square die to cut the panel down and also decided to cut a circle out of the centre to create a window for my sentiment. I gold heat embossed the cuteness directly onto the kraft card base. I adhered the stamped panel with foam adhesive. I should mention that the finished size of this card is 4.25 X 4.25 inches.
I think I’m going to have to try this inking technique with every one of the images from this set!!
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