Friday 1 September 2023

Leaf Wreath Anniversary

Hi there everyone.  I have an anniversary card to show today using a Claritycrafts stencil called Leaf Wreath and I also used a set of heart dies by Sweet Dixie which I bought at The Range a long time ago.  

I decided to use the stencil with my gelli plate, and started by covering it with some Brushos in Sea Green and Violet and sprayed them with some water.  I then laid the stencil on the gelli plate which dispersed the colour around it and lifted it quickly taking a print using a piece of Clarity Stencil card.  It did to a certain degree leave the print on it and I left it to dry, not sure whether I would use it or not.   I looked at it again later and thought that if I added some extra ink through the stencil to highlight the leaves more and then filled in the white gaps with some Distress Inks it would work, so I used Dusty Concord through the stencil and some Broken China and Dusty Concord around the edges and in the gaps in and around the wreath.  I then went round the edges of the leaves with a Sakura Starlight Silver Pen and when rummaging through my bits and pieces I came across a heart frame which I had left over from making another anniversary card and decided to give it an embossed silver finish using WOW Metallic Silver EP and then I used the smaller inner die as a template, marking around it with a pencil onto a piece of scrap card, and with a little extra so the heart frame would sit over it.  I added a sentiment on this again heat embossing it with the Silver EP and then softly blended some Broken China DI around the edges to take the whiteness off, and added the wreath background and the heart onto the white 6" square card.

Thank you for visiting me here today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
My Time to Craft Challenge -No. 515 Use Die Cuts.


Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Pat, I love the stenciling with the silver outlining it really makes the leaves pop and such a pretty anniversary heart.

Aquarius said...

Lovely colour choices and the stencilling has worked well - great anniversary card

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Pat, I bet the photo does not do this one justice! Looks so pretty. Happy September, xoxo

Liz said...

Beautiful anniversary card, Pat. I love the gorgeous background you've created. xx

Kathyk said...

And what a cracking make it turned in to too, lovely

Have a great weekend


Sarn said...

A lovely anniversary card Pat x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is gorgeous Pat, I love the gold heart and how you have highlighted the leaves, such a very lovely card.
Faith x

Marjan said...

Beautiful!! You always make such lovely backgrounds, Pat and it's very interesting to read how you came to the result in the end. LOVE the colors too!

Loll said...

Beautiful card Pat. LOVE the colours of your background ... green and purple are so amazing together. And what a gorgeous leaf wreath. Great work! xx