Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Anything Goes” design team challenge. I decided to pull out my Pine Sprig Cluster and Wreath Builder sets to create a clean and simple yet old-fashioned mini pine wreath card with red berries and a gingham multi loop bow. I love the pine set so much that when it was released a few years ago I got four sets so I could multiple pine branches at once. I know…..I’m a die nut!
I started by cutting out the circle wreath base, pine branches and berry branches. I applied Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops to the berries and set them aside to dry. I began creating the wreath by attaching the branches to the wreath base using glossy accents. The branches are attached in a pattern –straight, left, right and repeated over and over again around the circle until the full wreath base is covered. The pictures below are from a previous project using a different branch but the pattern remains the same no matter what branch you use. The pattern gives the wreath a even fullness all the way around.
When you get near the finish the branches have to be lifted up and the final rows attached with the same pattern until complete.
Once the wreath is complete you can decorate with any kind of embellishments you wish. I like the plain old-fashioned look of the gingham, pine and berries. I attached the multi loop bow to the wreath with glue dots and then tucked the berry branches in between the pine branches and attached using glossy accents.
The double matted frame was attached to the card base using strips of mounting tape. The wreath was attached to the card base using glossy accents. You can check out my full wreath step by step photo and video tutorial over on the Splitcoaststampers tutorial section.
Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog. You’ll see all the details there! A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.
Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)
Card size: 5.25” square