Hello Honey Bee friends! Yes, I truly am dreaming of fall because I’m so over this heat we are having in my area! Haha! For my card today, I’ve used some previously released products that I still love! I’ve made an autumn wreath with the awesome and versatile Grapevine Wreath Honey Cut. Keep reading to see which other products I’ve used for this beautiful wreath.
I started by die cutting two of the Grapevine Wreath Honey Cuts from light brown cardstock. Next I die cut the leaves and pumpkins found in the Itty Bitty Leaves and Itty Bitty Pumpkins sets. The berry stems are in the Country Christmas Wreath Honey Cuts (another favorite of mine), but you could use any small branch and add berries to it too. The pieces were die cut from golden yellow, orange and white cardstock.
I used small ink blending brushes to add Distress Oxide inks to all of the pieces. Use any of the browns and warm autumn Oxides that you may have and it will be beautiful! Here’s a list of the Distress Oxides I used:
- Rusty Hinge
- Fossilized Amber
- Crackling Campfire
- Spiced Marmalade
- Wild Honey
- Barn Door
- Aged Mahogany
- Fired Brick
Now, here is how I made the little berries! I inked Crackling Campfire Oxide onto some white cardstock. Then I used my 1/8″ hole punch and punched until I had enough “berries” for my branches! Easy peasy!
I added layers of paper from the Grain and Grunge paper pad that I die cut with two of the Sweet Stacks: Rectangles. I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the layers to an A2 card base. This paper pad is filled with several different gorgeous wood plank and woodgrain papers!
Next I adhered the two Grapevine Wreaths together, offset, with dots of glue. Then I first added a cute little orange gingham bow I made with ribbon from my stash. I began arranging and adhering the elements onto the wreath. The easiest way to get the layers, is to slightly space out the first layer of elements. I only added a drop or two of glue at the base of each piece so it was easy to tuck more leaves in until I was happy with the look.
I stamped the sentiment from the Bitty Buzzwords: Seasons stamp set in brown ink. I used the coordinating dies to cut the shadow once and the word “fall” three times from white cardstock. Then I die cut the stamped “fall” and adhered all of the layers together with glue. I added foam tape strips and dots to adhere the sentiment to the card.
To add a bit of shine, I added drops of Crystal Glaze to each berry.
In spite of all of the details, this really is an easy card to make–and it’s fun too! I hope you’ve enjoyed this, and I so appreciate you stopping by today! Have a wonderful, and crafty day!!