Hi friends....it's Michelle here and today is an exciting day, as it is my first project and blog post as a member of the Crafty Meraki design team! Autumn is here and with it comes all of the beautiful jewel tone colours. I decided to make a wreath that would happily welcome anyone to your home this time of year!
To begin I took 6 panels of watercolour paper approximately 4"x5" and brushed on 6 different colours of Lindy`s Magicals in Autumn tones. I allowed these to fully dry before proceeding to the next step....if you don`t allow the paper to fully dry, the fibres in the watercolour paper will tear as you diecut it.
Next I die cut the leaves using the small leaf in the Laurel Leaf Meraki Para-Dies. I cut out several in each colour, so as to ensure I had enough for the wreath. I added some white splatters to the leaves and set them aside to dry. I very lightly traced a circle die on a piece of cardstock cut to 4"x5.25" so I would have a guide to form my wreath. I added a bit of repositionable adhesive on the back of each leaf and placed them around the pencil drawn circle. As the stem is nice and thin, you are able to bend each leaf to form the curved shape of the wreath.
Once I had them placed how I wanted, I used a piece of press n seal to pick them up all together exactly how I wanted and added liquid adhesive to the back. It was all then added to a piece of cardstock that I had previously splattered with black and trimmed off the overhang from the right side. I cut out a bow in gold mirror cardstock from the Take A Bow Again die set and added it to the wreath as well as a sentiment.
I finished it of by adhering the panel to a top folding A2 cardbase and added some sparkle using the Meraki Sparkle Magic Crystal Gems...these are just the prettiest and the sparkle is gorgeous!
And that's it! This is definitely a wreath I'd be more than happy to add to my front door....would you? I hope you have enjoyed my post for today and that I help to inspire you some way. I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day and until next time,