Good Morning,! I have some 'Sparkles and Swirls' for you today, which is this fortnight's Whiff of Joy Challenge theme, using some of the wonderful new products which will be released in October from Whiff of Joy. Ever since I received the fabulous Nested flowers dies I have been wanting to make a wreath and the new background stamps that will be released next month were perfect to decorate them and I thought the adorable 'Keeper of the Christmas cookies' bird would look great perched on the wreath.
To make the wreath, I covered a polystyrene circle shape with garden string by adding double sided tape to the polystyrene and wrapping the string tightly around and sticking the raw ends down with glue. To make 9 flowers, I stamped a piece of 6x12inch red card with the background patterns using perfect medium and heat embossed them with red glitter embossing powder. I die cut 9 sets of flowers and put them together mixing and matching the different patterns. I pierced through the middle and fastened them with Whiff of Joy brads.
I then shaped them by hand to give them more dimension.
I stamped and coloured the cute little bird stamp and cut him out before glittering and adding him to the wreath with my glue gun. I die cut some swirls from green card and positioned them around the wreath and arranged my flowers on top of them before decorating them with glitter glue. As a finishing touch I added a large green bow topped with a shiny button and a small banner stamped with a sentiment from this set.
I can't wait for Christmas now so I can display my wreath!
Have a great Thursday!