Winter Botanical Christmas wreath card with Erica

Hello and welcome back to the Trinity Stamps blog!

It’s Erica here and today I’m showcasing the lovely Winter Botanical stamp and coordinating die-cut set. This is my first post using the stamps from the newest release.

I might have gone slightly over the top with this card but I love how it turned out! Rich, decadent colours for Christmas works so well, don’t you think?

To start with, I drew a circle using a gold pencil, on an A2 piece of Bristol Vellum card stock. After a good dusting with an anti-static tool, as I planned on doing some heat embossing. With the panel prepared, I stamped the pine tree branch with VersaMark ink along the circle. Once the circle was covered, I sprinkled WOW! Embossing powder in Metallic Rich Gold all over it and set it with my heat gun.

Using the same stamp and a mix of green Distress Oxide inks, I stamped up six images of each colour. Ending up with 24 pieces in total once they were cut out with the coordinating diecut. I also stamped up some of the flowers, berries, pods and mistletoe branches. These I coloured using Copic markers.

On my background panel I blended some Bundled Sage, Lucky Clover and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink. I using some ink blending brushes for a super smooth look. These brushes are a revelation! After the ink blending, I splattered some water on it. After the water was dried off, I splattered some gold water colour on it. This I left to dry on its own.

I layered the flower pieces together so they look like poinsettias and set aside. With my background ready and all my pieces die-cut, it was time for the fun part. Figuring out how to put them all together! To add height, I cut out a circle of foam tape to layer up the pine branches. The rest of the branches I added in the middle to fill it out.

My three poinsettias were added to the wreath, as well as the three clusters of berries. The little mistletoes I added into the folds of the pine branches at regular intervals. As a final flourish for the berries I added Glossy Accent to all the berries and mistletoe.

On a small stitched banner I stamped ‘Merry Christmas’ and added to the wreath. With that the card was done! I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by today and see you all soon again,

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica




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