Hello! This month, the Imagine Artists in Residence are featuring the color Evergreen. I decided to create an evergreen wreath with Delicata Inks, and I am going to show you how.
I started off with a piece of Mixed Media White Paper and covered it with Emerald Green Delicata ink. You can see the pretty shimmer this ink has. Although this is a pigment ink, it does dry quickly. But if you're a little impatient, you can use a heat tool to speed up the process.
Using the Build A Wreath die set from Stampendous!, I die cut several evergreen boughs from the inked paper. I also die cut the largest circle from the set with a precolored piece of green cardstock.
Using a deep shade of green colored cardstock, I tapped the surface with Golden Glitz Delicata ink to give it some sparkle and depth. I then die cut the evergreen boughs out of this color too.
I was satisfied with how these two layers looked, but it definitely needed some embellishing.
There is a trio of berries in the die set, so I colored another piece of Mixed Media White Paper with Ruby Red Delicata. Then I die cut the berries.
The berries looked good, but I love bows on wreaths. So I repeated the ink to paper process again with Golden Glitz Delicata and cut the pretty bow.
Now it's time to move on to the card base. I used Neenah Desert Storm for my base, cut to 4 1/4" x 11." Then I sprayed it with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold. This gold works perfectly with the Golden Glitz Delicata.
Now it's time to assemble the wreath. I glued down the wreath base first.
I used On Point Glue for all of the assembly. This adhesive is perfect for these small, detailed pieces. I started with the darker, precolored green cardstock pieces. As I glued each piece down, I placed a heavy acrylic block on top to weigh the pieces down as the glue dried.
Next I moved on to the Emerald Green colored pieces, and repeated the same process with the glue and the block. Then I added the berries and the bow.
I completed the card with a simple "Christmas Wishes" sentiment from Lawn Fawn stamped in Emerald Green and by adding "ornaments" with Silver irRESISTable Pico Embellisher. I love the additional texture the ornaments added.
And here's the completed card. It's fun to create your own colored paper using inks. I hope you'll give it a try! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Delicata Ink in Emerald Green, Ruby Red, Golden Glitz
Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold
irRESISTable Pico Embellisher in Silver
On Point Glue
Stampendous: Build a Wreath Die Set, Mixed Media White Paper
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock
Lawn Fawn: Sprinkled with Joy Clear Stamps
Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30-45 minutes, plus drying time.