Sunday, 1 March 2015

Large Painted Petals Wreath card

Painted Petals by Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa (13)

And here is the last card of the Painted Petals series we made this week. A large but straightforward 7 1/2” Square card for special ladies for Mothers Day or Birthday – or any occasion really!

So I used the fabulous – but often overlooked -  “leaves image” in the Crazy About you stamp set. And as it is a solid image…yup you guessed it – we were all kissing again! This time with Wild Wasabi on the I Love Lace background stamp & Pistachio Pudding on the leaf.

Painted Petals by Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa (18)

8 leaves – and a bit of hand cutting & finger squeezing to give definition later – and you have a great wreath. The leaves were just arranged around a circle which was just drawn around the outside of the largest circle framelit.

Tip for you though – make sure you stick the end leaf over the narrow stem part. ( we all naturally arrange it the other way ie placing the narrow stem under the leaf – which is fine for a dry run… but do the sticking the other way – as it is a lot simpler and faster! This will mean nothing as you read this – but it does makes total sense when you are doing it!

And the flowers are again just hand cut & defined using a thick mat and embossing stylus– mainly just the trio from the 5 flower image as they are the easier part to cut out…. I did actually start with cutting out the full 5 part flower and leaves image – but then I realised there would be an hour of cutting instead of the 15 minutes of this version – looked great but that 3/4 hour had to be cut!

Painted Petals by Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa (24)

The Mothers day wording is also from the Crazy About You stamp set. I LOVE that you can place the HAPPY next to the separate MOTHERS Day on the block and just stamp away. Though I have to admit that I cut away a tiny bit of surrounding plastic to achieve the exact same spacing between the words…

And this is die cut using the great shape in the Project Life Framelits set – just perfect for the banner shape needed…

And all finished off with a bit of simple stamping inside the card…

Painted Petals by Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa (21)

Oh and I have a few other variants to share of this card tomorrow….


  1. It's gorgeous Amanda as are all others. What colour card stock have you used for base card? X

    1. Thanks Anne... Rose Red card base, flowers and ribbon, Rich Razzleberry mat & flowers. Wording Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry...

  2. Thank you . I thought it might be Rose Red. Just wondering about using it for card storage chest and cards/ tags for inside that I have decided to do for my all day class. Just need to check out papers and ribbon etc x


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