When we think of Spring season colors, we tend to think more of pastels. For Summer, we tend to think of bright, pure colors. However, when the weather is hot – I prefer pastels because they make me feel cooler.
This Spring Wreath features Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky colors. When I look on my “Color Wheel”, they form the shape of a kite. Smoky Slate is standing in for Wisteria Wonder. This makes a sort-of tetrad combination or a quadruple-split complimentary combination. My “Color Wheel” has 18 segments, after all.
The kit I used to make the wreath tinted the colors on the components so they are more pastel. The wreath base is a 13” circle chipboard form wrapped with 1-1/4” Burlap Ribbon (#132140). Use hot glue to secure it – the glue dries fast and holds well. You can also glue a strip of narrow ribbon on the back to use as a hanger.
Thirteen circles comprise the flowers with the button centers. You can make these with 1-3/4” (#119850) or 1-3/8” (#119860) Circle Punches. Slit each circle from edge to center and glue the open ends to make a shallow cup shape. Layer the petals by staggering the circle to make the flower shape. You can also use the Spiral Flower Originals™ Die (#129379) with your Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439). Curl the spiral loosely and glue it to a fringed Smoky Slate circle. Glue a button in the center to finish it.
The puffy flowers can be made from White Filter Paper (#129393) and spritzed with Classic Ink Refills in a Stampin’ Spritzer (#126185). I like to mix the ink with alcohol – it dries quicker and lasts longer.
To make the puff flowers:
- Cut a rectangle of Filter Paper 3” x 12”.
- Apply Sticky Strip (#104294) to the long edge, remove liner and adhere edges together. Apply another length of Sticky Strip to the outside of the same edge. Leave on the liner.
- Fringe the folded side with Fringe Scissors.
- Remove the Sticky Strip liner and roll the paper, adhesive side in, into a tight puff.
- Spritz with Stampin’ Spritzer and let dry before adhering to wreath.
For a larger puff, repeat steps 1 through 4, wrapping the second fringed paper to the outside of the first puff. Then spritz it all together.
If you want to fade out your card stock or paper to a more pastel tint, use a wash of diluted bleach. Experiment with the ratio of bleach to water to get the correct color.
Other flowers were made with the Flower Frenzy Bigz™ L Die (#133728) and a variety of Flower Punches. These were layered with a brad in the center. I like using the Candy Dots Brad Bases (#132293) with Pearl (#119247) or Rhinestone (#119246) Basic Jewels. Of course, the Candy Dots also work perfectly!
You can make this as a Fall Wreath, too. Just change the colors and substitute leaves for the punched-out or die-cut flowers.
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