It’s my absolute pleasure to be sharing another Corporate Post, as part of my Artisan Design Team year. The New Annual Catalogue is bursting with blooms, so I felt the need for a floral display piece. With time permitting, I love a project to get my teeth into and felt it had been a while since I’d made a Floral Wreath.
With so many punches that would create an abundance of blooms, it wouldn’t be long before I’d have a display to wow.
I used a mixture of colours, Punches and Dies that would offer a colourful display.
I always said that I’d have loved to have become a florist, well this project takes me as close to that role as I can imagine.
Creating the Wreath
It’s good to start a wreath like this with the larger flowers first. I made these flowers from the new Hot Air Balloon Punch (#149520). I created two from Flirty Flamingo (#141421) with Mango Melody Cardstock (#147013) and one from Petal Pink (#147009)/Basic Black cardstock (#121688). I used images from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set (#151278) with the same colour ink as cardstock to add some detail. A Bone Folder (#102300) will help you curl the balloon shapes into flower petals. Folding a strip of cardstock and snipping a fringe along the length of the fold line before curling, rolling and glueing will create the centre for you to wrap your petals around. A Hot Glue Gun is your best friend at this point. I actually used a sponge dauber for the middle of the Petal Pink flower. I inked it up with Daffodil Delight Dark Blends (#144585).
The Floral Essence Stamp Set and Punch Bundle (#151055) was used with the new Pretty Peacock In Colour Stamp Pad (#150083) to stamp on Pretty Peacock Cardstock (#150886). Two petal shapes stamped and stacked, glued onto similar Die cut shapes (found in the Magnolia Memory Die Pack (#149578)) create a great flower. A Clear Faceted Gem (#144142) coloured with the Pretty Peacock Light Blends Pen (#149538) completes this flower. You get a more natural finish if you crumple the flowers in your hands a little.
I spritzed a few Melon Mango Cardstock Scalloped Circles made from the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (#146139), stapled them together in the middle, before crumpling in my hand and assembling into little puffs. This helps to add a punch of vibrant colour.
The Daisy Punch (#143713) and the New Medium Daisy Punch (#149517) were used to create the Shimmery White Cardstock (#121717), Daisy Flowers. The fabulous Perennial Essence Floral Centres (#149442) look great in the middle of these flowers. Pool Party Cardstock (#124391) was a great cool choice to create the blue flowers. The Perennial Essence Floral Centres were again used here but were mounted on the spikey flower centres from the Magnolia Memory Die Pack.
Using Hot Glue, glue your flowers to your wreath base, before adding some green foliage. I used three shades of green, Granny Apple Green (#147014), Garden Green (#108605) and Mossy Meadow (#133683). The leaves came from a few different Die packs: Magnolia Memory, Frosted Bouquet Dies (#147895) and Tropical Dies (#146831). It’s just a case of adding where you feel they’re needed.
The whole project was finished off with a simple sentiment panel. I love this Wonderful sentiment from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set (#149229) and being a rustic project, I felt it would be fitting stamped in Black Memento Ink (#132708) on Kraft Cardstock from the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack (#149487). A bow was added using the gorgeous 5/8” Organdy Striped Ribbon in Petal Pink (#149441).
I have absolutely loved creating this project to share with you and really hope that I have inspired you to get creative.
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