Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Floral Wreath Birthday Card


I watched a Jennifer McGuire video last week, about using the new gina k. Designs Wreath Builder Stamps & Templates – here is the video from YouTube:

I immediately cyber scampered over to the gina k. Designs store, to see if the templates were available as a stand alone purchase. Not at this time (I did not ask gina k. if the stencils would ever be a standalone product, and I do not have a crystal ball to read the future.). I didn’t really have the budget available to purchase the stamp set and template package.

Think think. Think think.

I made my own template, using lightweight cardstock, acetate (Office Depot transparency sheet), double sided tape, and a Spellbinders rectangle die (cut twice).

Here is my first card using the handmade template with my MISTI. (the circle under the greeting is the blank center of the wreath)

I cut my cardstock to be 5.5 inches (leaving myself the option to keep it as a square, or to trim it down to make a regular A2 card. The A2 option won because I made a small mistake, and that size allowed me to trim off the mistake.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, hotfix pearls – Swarovski Cabochon Jet, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

2 thoughts on “Floral Wreath Birthday Card

  1. Kathy this is not only adorable, but so imaginative. I have to try it.