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Thu 03

Magical Wreath Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a wreath card with a magical faerie scene in the center using the new Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch die set and Friends and Family stamp set.



Trim a piece of Open Studio Watercolor paper to 4"x5 1/4".  Die cut a 3 3/4" diameter circle in the upper center of the paper with Open Studios Circle Basics die set.  Spray each side with water.  On the front spray with Distress Oxide Stain; Spun Sugar, Villainous Potion and mica Hocuspocus.  Randomly spray with inks leaving some light and dark areas.  If it gets too dark after drying spray with bleach water and pad off with a paper towel.  Heat Dry.



On the lower right hand corner of the background, tamp and heat emboss with a white with glitter embossing powder the "You are Something Magical" stamp from the Friends and Family stamp set.



Die cut the wreath branches for the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch die set out of a mid tone color from the Lush Green paper pack 2 times.  Die cut the branches from the Layered Star Flower die set from a lighter tone color from the Lush Green paper pack 3 times.  Form the leafs on the branches by turning them upside down on a foam pad and taking a ball stylist and drag the stylist from the edge of the leaf to the stem.  Turn the branches over and take a small stylist and light push at the base of the leave on the stem to make the leaves pop more.  Spray with a clear shimmer spray to give a magical feel to the leaves.  I make my own out of water and perfect pearls.



Die cut the flowers from the Layered Star Flower set 4 times from white card stock, medium weight. Add some Distress Oxide Stain Villainous Potion to the flowers with a water brush.  I sprayed a little of the stain on my glass mat and then some water added a little of the purple to the water and covered the full flower.  Then take straight stain and add it to the center letting it bleed outward.  Spray with the same shimmer spray as the leaves.  Let dry.  Form the flowers with reverse close tweezers positioned in down the center of the flower petal and pinch the petal up over the tweezers.  Repeat on all petals.  Take a small stylist and push down in the center of each flower on a foam pad.  I randomly glued layers together. I add the glue with the flowers on the foam pad to push down until the glue dries to keep their shape.  This will get glue on your foam pad, I have a small section where I use to glue flowers together and another for forming them.  



Die cut Poppy Stamps Thoughtful Faerie body from cream card stock, medium weight.  Then color with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.  Used a small tip dark brown water based ink pen to color in the hair.  Cut the body again but our of the dark purple paper from the new Rainbow Reflections paper pad.  Trim out just the dress and glue on the faerie.  Die cut the wing out of white from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Glue over vellum and trim around the wing.  Glue the wing behind the faerie.



Spray the upper center of the white A2 card with Distress Oxide Stain Spun Sugar, masking the edges.  Add foam tape to the background panel and adhere the the card base.  Glue the faerie in the lower portion of the cut out.  Add a golden Fairy Gemstone  from the Treasure Chest pack to the hand of the faerie.  Take a gold gel pen and add dots around the gem then blend with a water brush.  Let dry.  Add some glimmer with a glitter brush pen around the cut out.  Around the cut out, adhere 3 wreath branches, tucking in the end of one under the beginning of the next.  Glue 2 large and 2 small flowers to the bottom left of the wreath and 2 small and 1 large flower to the upper right.  Trim some of the branches from the Layered Star Flowers and adhere around the wreath. Tucking them in and around the flowers as well.  Add a golden color from the Pastel Fairy Jewel pack to the center of each flower.






Love all the dimension in the flowers and leaves! Thanks for the detailed instructions on using a stylus for doing that. Wonderful card!!

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