Hello and welcome to another post of my Reverse Confetti September release inspiration series.
I love making fall cards at the moment but I'm also super happy Design Team to-do's get me to make Christmas cards early and stress free. This joy die set is just so pretty and comes in super handy to make multiples of one card.
- The die set is called Wreath of Joy but I wanted to use it a bit differently. Instead of a wreath, I wanted to created a poinsettia.
- start by creating the watercolor pieces you will later cut the word and the leaves from
- smear some Distress Inks on your slick craft mat, glass mat or a piece of plastic and add a bit of water
- do this once with green ink and a second time with red inks, make sure the green piece is large enough for all your dies
- put one piece of watercolor paper on each of your inky water mixtures and do some "ink smooshing"
- as you lift up the paper, you will have a soft watercolor wash
- dry the paper using a heating tool and dab/smosh it in the ink a second time
- repeat the last sep until you have enough layers and like the look
- do this for the green and red paper
- dry your panels and add splatters of ink using a paint brush
- let everything dry and then die cut the J, the Y, the wreath base and one set of leaves from your green panel as well as one set of leaves from your red panel using Wreath of Joy
- die cut the background piece from white card stock
- glue the three green base pieces onto the background piece as shown in the picture below
- now add the first row of (green) leaves with foam tape
- add the second layer of (red) leaves to the first layer and so on
- make sure the last layer of leaves touches in the center
- add an enamel dot to the center
- die cut a tag from kraft card stock using the Scallop Window Tag and glue the Joy word on, then, stamp the greeting
- create the background using a light brown ink and one leaf stamp
- adhere the tag to your card base
- Soft ink colors and a simple stamp make great backgrounds. You can create your own patterned paper this way.
Joyful Holiday Wishes (sentiment)