Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

As soon as I got Nichole's email about the September Blog hop at Papertrey Ink I knew this would be one I didn't want to miss! I love wreaths and I already had an idea on how I was going to design it. I was going to use all my leaf dies and cut them out of the PTI felt that I had... I tried it, I spent about 20 minutes cutting and then more time making different arrangements into a wreath shape and nothing I did made it look good. I think it was because the shapes I had were all the same style and it just didn't look right... at least not to me. 
So I decided to use one of Spellbinders "Bitty Blossom" dies and use Papertrey Ink's card and stamps instead, I used Melon Berry, Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise.
The flowers turned out so darling. The same size as a penny!



I took some Vintage Photo distress ink and inked the edges of all the petals, rolled them up and after adhering them to their base I took my paper piercer and curled back the petals to open them up a bit.

I took the leaf die from the PTI "Nuts for you" die set and cut out some from Dark Chocolate card them embossed them using a wood grain embossing folder from Stampin' Up!. I curled the edges of the leaves a bit too to add a bit more dimension. Lastly I added some Gold Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen to the leaves to add a touch of sparkle!

Originally I made the card to standard size but thought the card would look really nice in a frame so I recut my Rustic Cream card to make a 5x7 size card so it will fit in a photo frame without the glass and make a nice decoration for the fall.

The sentiment comes from the "Baskets of Blessings" stamp set. I used Versamark and Chestnut embossing powder.

I traced a circle on the card and used some 3M quick dry glue to adhere them. Lastly I thought it would be fun to attach some twine at the top to make it appear it is hanging on a wall or a door.

I really love how it turned out and am on the hunt now to find a great frame to show off all my hard work! It took more than a few hours to complete the whole thing. Watching "Larkrise to Candleford" on my laptop helped the time go by quickly though!

I'd love to hear your comments!

Have a great afternoon!




Update: I found this old frame on a shelf in my craft room. The glass was already missing from it so I didn't need to figure out what to do with it. Now where to hang it?