My project today is a die cut fall leaf wreath card made for Dare To Get Dirty Day 3 of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. Have you had a desire to be on the Dirty Dozen design team? This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the alumni team members. Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits of being a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.
The frame was made using the All-in-One Frames Squares 2. I cut the frames and attached the two largest sections together using double stick tape. next I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the 5.00″ square card base.
The Wreath Base and Branches
The circle wreath base was cut using Kraft cardstock and the the die from the Wreath Builder set The branches were cut using the Wide Tree die. I cut the die three times using Kraft cardstock, I applied Vintage Photo ink by swiping the pad directly on the branches and wreath circle base and heat dried with my heat gun. I cut the branch sections apart into smaller branches to use to fill in around the wreath base.
Coloring The Leaves
The leaves were made using white cardstock and the Small Leaf Set. I cut the leaves out four times to have make sure I had enough to create the wreath. I used Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and mini applicators to color the leaves. Check out my Leaves with Distress Inks tutorial if you would like to see step by step pictures of how I color leaves. You can also check out my short leaf coloring YouTube video.
Assembling the Die Cut Fall Leaf Wreath Card
I start building the wreath by attaching the small branches all the way around the base using glossy accents to completely cover fill it in. Next I attach a multi loop bow to the base of the wreath using large glue dots. Once the bow is secure I begin tucking leaves in around the bow and in between the branches and attach them using glossy accents. The leaves cover most of the branches so I left a section of it open to show them as I think they add so much interest to the arrangement. I added a touch of shimmer to the leaves using a sparkle pen. You can check out my Handmade Twiggy Wreath Tutorial if you would like to see a larger version of this wreath. The tutorial shows using the whole wide tree branch but the concept is the same. You can see my Multi Loop Bow video if you would like to see how I tied my bow.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoyed seeing my die cut fall leaf wreath card. I had lots of fun making it and I love how it pops against the all white background.
3 thoughts on “Die Cut Fall Leaf Wreath Card DTGD Day 3”
Love this card…It makes me think of cooler weather…. I’m so ready for fall…. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity…
you always do a wonderful job with the fall leaves, gorgeous!