Make an easy wreath card
Layer mini stamps in a circle to make this cool wreath, then finish with a centre greeting – simple!
One of the simplest designs to start peg stamping with is this wreath shape, built up using just four stamps and a few inks. As you get more confident, you can incorporate more stamps and colours. Kat has used secondgeneration stamping here (stamping twice before re-inking), increasing depth and texture of the image without needing lots of different pads.
The wreath shape looks lovely used to frame a sentiment like this, or you could try dressing it with gems, pearls or ribbons to make it a focal point in itself. The earthy colours and leaves mean this is a fantastic card for a male recipient, but you can use flower stamps for a more feminine finish.
Cut a piece of white card measuring 12x12cm. Using a die-cut, or something similar, as a template, draw lightly in pencil an 8.5cm circle in the centre of the card.
Clean the small leaf stamp and re-ink in Olive Grove. Stamp around the circle, stamping twice before re-inking. Don’t make the pattern too precise – it should be reasonably random.
Ink the large leaf in Olive and stamp onto the circle, then stamp again without re-inking. Stamp a few more leaves around the circle, stamping twice each time before re-inking.
Ink the small hop flower in Pinecone and stamp several times around the circle, stamping twice before re-inking. Stamp about 10–12 times in total.
Keep turning your stamp as you work, so each leaf faces in different directions for a ‘freehand’ look
Ink the leaf sprig in Pistachio and stamp a few times around the circle with the length of the stamp, roughly following the line of the circle. This time, re-ink each time you stamp.
Fill any remaining gaps in the wreath with the small leaf stamped in Olive Grove and Pistachio ink. Stamp a sentiment in the centre using Rich Cocoa ink. Rub out the pencil line.
Ink the small leaf stamp in Pistachio and stamp several times around the circle, stamping twice before re-inking, so you get both bold and pale leaves.
Mount the wreath onto dark brown card. Layer brown stripy paper onto a 14.5cm square white card and add the wreath on top with sticky foam pads. Add pearls to the corners.