Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas Wreaths

I've been very busy making 14 wreaths - do you ever start something and wish you hadn't?  They're all finished now though and I'm really pleased with them.

Earlier in the year Craftwork Cards sold some kits with all of the flowers, ribbon and chipboard rings needed to make these.  When I first saw these I though there was no way I could make them but then I saw a video on the Craftwork Cards website by the very talented Karen Hayselden.  After watching it and seeing everything broken down in steps I decided to have a go.

Popping out the die cuts and spraying the backs of them with Dylusions and Glimmer Mist inks was somewhat a marathon in itself.

Here's a picture of some of the finished ones piled up together:

Here's a picture of one on its own:

Now some close ups of the flowers:

I wanted the wreaths to sparkle but I didn't want to use loose glitter as it gets everywhere so I used Spray and Sparkle Glitter Varnish in gold from Crafter's Companion.  It has given a lovely shimmering finish to the flowers and the ribbon.
I've also done some twelve little gift bags in the same colour scheme as the wreaths and will post these soon so please keep checking back!

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