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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Homemade wreath builder stencil...

I've seen so many pretty cards created by using something called a wreath builder stencil. It didn't look very complicated, so I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo to create my own.

This is what my wreath builder stencil looked like after I cut it out and laminated it. I actually used it before I laminated it, just to make sure it would actually work. You can see in this photo that I haven't trimmed away the excess laminate yet, but I'll do that before I use it again.

To create it, I used my Cameo to draw two 4-inch squares. I overlapped them with one of them turned at a 45 degree angle and welded them together to create a single image. Then I drew a 6-inch box around them. Once I had everything centered, I cut out both the 6-inch box and the 8-point image, which left me with the stencil you see above.

To use my stencil, I cut a 4-inch square of cardstock, grabbed some stamps and my stamp positioner, and went to town stamping as I turned the 4-inch square, fitting it into the points of the stencil.

Here's the result:

It was fun to watch the wreath come together. What took the longest was searching through my stamps to find enough tiny ones that would work. I added the dots with a Promarker to fill in any spaces that seemed to need a little something more.

Here's a little closer look at my wreath. Not all my stamps were quality stamps. Some were on the soft side and didn't stamp a clear image, but I was ok with a little "fuzziness" here and there.

On the inside of my card, I used a few of the stamps to create a little bouquet in the corner.

This was so much fun to make. If you search for "wreath builder stamping" on YouTube, you'll find several videos that show just how it's done. I think there are even some videos that show how to make your own stencil.

We were supposed to have a snowstorm the other night, but the cold front stopped just short of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We didn't get so much as a flake! Yay! I am so OVER the snow and cold.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Mona Pendleton said...

So beautiful Cheryl! Your wreath full of all those colorful blossoms look so pretty!

Hannelie said...

Your wreath turned out beautiful!
Yay for the cameo!
Wishing you a wonderful week ♥

Lynette said...

We sure did miss that storm, didn't we?? Our friends and family south of us got quite a bit!

I love your card - so clever. I was looking through my stamps last week for little flowers, too. Great colors and so nicely arranged.

designbydonna said...

That is awesome.The flowers are so beautiful. You can have spring on a card even if it is not outside yet. I'm hoping last weekend was winter's last hold on the weather here.
I'm going to have to search you tube for a video for making that stencil

Glittered Paws said...

OH how awesome is this - I am more of a visual learner so I'm going to have to search U-tube. The wreath turned out so pretty and springy. We are still in the mercy of Mother Nature here in MO. Rain predicted for most of the week. My "social" schedule is pretty light this week so craft time.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a wonderful tutorial Cheryl!! Love this idea! Such a very pretty wreath you have stamped here with it! Thank you! I'm afraid my visits will be sporadic until my wifi boosters arrive as my signal keeps dropping out! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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