Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Spring Wreath with "Flourish"

In the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Spring is almost here. While most everywhere else has been encased in various forms of snow, we've been pretty lucky with just rain and sun. I created this beautiful wreath using the Flourish Collection, to try to entice Spring to come just a little bit early this year.
I started with a piece of foam core (layers of cardboard would work also) that already had adhesive on one side. I doubled it, stuck it on itself, then used a large compass to make two circles.
Using a kraft knife, I cut out both layers. Then I took a yard of burlap, and cut 3" strips. I then wrapped those around the wreath, securing it on the back with a hot glue gun as I went.
I started with a hand drawn set of leaves using Symmetry. I drew on the reverse, then cut them out and hot glued those down to the wreath base.
And the rest of the decoration:
I added a bow, tying it, then adding a drop of hot glue to secure it. I then added some flowers, one wrapped flower (Bloom), and one that I used a Kiwi Lane Template (Sweetheart) underneath a Details Sticker (Rhythm). Then added a Maya Road Vintage Felt Posie.
I layered butterflies using the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch in contrasting colors (Petal & Petal-reverse, Interlock & Register, Flutter & Upward)
Lastly, I added a flowered brad and a few "enamel" dots that I made by melting pony beads and hot gluing them down.
I hope that Spring comes early for each of you!
Supplies Used: 
Authentique Paper: Flourish Collection (Rhythm, Flutter, Bloom, Petal, Interlock, Symmetry, Register, Details Stickers
Other Supplies: foam core board, burlap, May Arts ribbons, Maya Road Vintage Felt Posie, American Crafts brad, melted pony beads, hot glue, Martha Stewart punch

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