Back in June I created a Corporate Blog Post for Stampin’ Up! and totally forgot to blog it! So here it is…
When I saw the delicate details in the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the gorgeous coordinating Nature’s Root Framelit dies, I had an idea to turn them into a decor piece for my home and a fun class to share with my customers.
I used Tranquil Tide Ink Pad to stamp the leaves, making sure to stamp each leaf several times after inking, so that there was a variation in the colour. I then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut some Whisper White leaves and used the embossed detail dies to make pure white textured leaves.
Then I stamped five images of the large tree trunk in Mint Macaron, Blueberry Bushel, Petal Pink and a stamped off Lovely Lipstick Ink pads. To make them into spiral flowers, I fussy cut around each tree trunk and then cut a spiral into the centre of each trunk.
Making the Flowers
To make the flower, curl the outer edge of the spiral between your finger and thumb until it has curled all the way into the middle. Adding a little bit of hot glue to the middle of the spiral, secure the flower on top of the glue. If you like a tighter spiral, don’t let the spiral unfurl too much as you secure it, if you like a looser spiral, let go of the outer part of the spiral as you press down.
You can also add two spirals together to make a larger flower, just cut off the very middle of the first spiral and once you have curled the rest, attach the end to the beginning of the next one and keep curling.
Assembling the Wreath
I then added my flowers and leave to the hoop using a lighter weight gardening/floristry wire and hot glue. You could place your flowers in the middle bottom of the hoop and add leaves symmetrically either side, cover the whole hoop, or make yours asymmetrical as I have. Some Garden Green and Old Olive leaves with red berries would make a gorgeous Christmas wreath.
To finish, add some Nature’s Twine to the hoop to hang and you have your decor piece.
I hope you enjoy making yours!
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