Saturday, March 19, 2016

My Friend Wreath for Creative Expressions

"My Friend"
 same card, different angle and lighting
I started this card by cutting out a large enough circle (using the CE/SW Melbourne Circle Dies),  out of some crafty packaging cardboard to hold the blossoms for my wreath. The background Panel was dry first embossed, then matted and sprayed with Gold Glitter Glow Spray.  The Wreath's Leaves were stamped, then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. The Flowers were cut then shaped with a stylus tool, sprayed with adhesive, some covered with shimmery gilding flakes, some covered in glitter for texture, then all were layered and positioned into a wreath shape. Gold Half-Pearls and Spraying with Gold Glitter finishes the look.  Whew!  It was a labor of love, but so well worth it. It sparkles beautifully in person and I wish the camera could capture all that golden shimmer.
Uses these fabulous CE Products starting with Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Expressions - Ornate Oval - My Friend
Australian Collection Melbourne
Finishing Touches - Orange Blossom Leaves
Finishing Touches Orange Blossom Complete Petals
CE/SW Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson - Leafy Montage
CE/SW Stamps to Die For - Shaded Orange Blossom Leaves CED1447
CE Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
CE Cosmic Shimmer  Gilding Flakes - "Summer Meadow"
CE Finishing Touches Dazzler Circles - "Gold Collection"

Other non-CE Products used are;
Vintage Sparkle Glitter (for texture)
VersaMark Dazzle - Champagne Watermark Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Heavy White White Cardstock, Cocoa Brown Cardstock by The Paper Company
GOLD Glitter Blast, Golden Glow Spray
Gold-edged Ribbon
Gold Half-Pearls
Adhesive Spray
I hope to have inspired you to give this a try with any of your CE Blossoms and Leaves Dies.
Thanks for stopping by today!