I placed some tangled grey thread behind the wreath and glued everything in place. I attached the wreath to my card panel and added a few clear sequins to finish things off. I mounted the card panel to a white A2 sized card base and that finished off my card for today. Be sure to let me know what you think about the card in the comments down below and if this project inspires you to create something, be sure to tag @acarddayswork and @thehedgehoghollow on social media so we can see what you’re up to! Hugs and love,

 

 

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While I waited for my background to dry, I grabbed sentiments from ‘Feather Background & Peacock’ and ‘Corners & Feathers.’ I used two separate sentiments together to get: ‘Love & Peace at this difficult time.’ I stamped this with embossing ink on black cardstock and melted white embossing powder on top. I cut down the sentiment into two strips and adhered these to my wreath.

I placed some tangled grey thread behind the wreath and glued everything in place. I attached the wreath to my card panel and added a few clear sequins to finish things off. I mounted the card panel to a white A2 sized card base and that finished off my card for today. Be sure to let me know what you think about the card in the comments down below and if this project inspires you to create something, be sure to tag @acarddayswork and @thehedgehoghollow on social media so we can see what you’re up to! Hugs and love,

 

 

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Hey crafty friends! It’s Jess and I’m thrilled to be back on the Hedgehog Hollow blog today with an elegant sympathy card featuring the September 2019 subscription box. I’ll show you how I made a wreath with one of the feather stamps – let’s get started! I grabbed my trusty Original sized MISTI and the Gina K Wreath Builder stencil. I decided a slightly smaller wreath shape would fit my card better, so I picked the ‘3.75 in’ sized stencil. I placed my feather stamp from ‘Feather Background & Peacock’ into the MISTI and closed the lid to pick it up like an acrylic block. You create your wreath by stamping your image, rotating the paper to the next cutout area, and repeating until you’ve come full circle. I used an alcohol friendly ink to do this. The feathers definitely overlap, but it doesn’t bother me when you look at the wreath as a whole. You could definitely mask off the feathers as you stamp to avoid this, though.

Once my wreath was stamped, I fussy cut this with a sharp pair of scissors. I used an Exacto Knife to cut out an area in the center to make it easier to get my scissors in. I went ahead and colored the wreath with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers in B01, B02, and FS6.

I decided to go for a bit of an ombre styled background vibe. I chose Distress Oxide Inks in Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, and Spiced Marmalade for my blend. Using the Mini Ink Blending  Tool and Foam, I blended on the ink with my darkest color at the top and transitioning to the lightest color at the bottom. I grabbed the Distress Sprayer and spritzed a bit of clean water into my hand. I flicked the water on to my background and let it sit for around 15 seconds. I used a clean paper towel to soak up the excess water and set the background aside to dry.

While I waited for my background to dry, I grabbed sentiments from ‘Feather Background & Peacock’ and ‘Corners & Feathers.’ I used two separate sentiments together to get: ‘Love & Peace at this difficult time.’ I stamped this with embossing ink on black cardstock and melted white embossing powder on top. I cut down the sentiment into two strips and adhered these to my wreath.

I placed some tangled grey thread behind the wreath and glued everything in place. I attached the wreath to my card panel and added a few clear sequins to finish things off. I mounted the card panel to a white A2 sized card base and that finished off my card for today. Be sure to let me know what you think about the card in the comments down below and if this project inspires you to create something, be sure to tag @acarddayswork and @thehedgehoghollow on social media so we can see what you’re up to! Hugs and love,

 

 

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