A wreath card made using the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus
Cut Berry Burst card stock 4.25 x 11
Score at 5.5 and fold to create a standard A2 card with a top fold
Use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners of the card base
Cut Whisper White card stock 4x4 - this is the piece you will stamp set it aside for now
Cut Whisper White 4 x 5.25
Use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners and attach to the inside of the card base using Snail adhesive.
Use the Pretty Label Punch to punch a label from Whisper White
Trim the edges off to make it more rectangle
Use the Detailed Trio punch to punch the leaf trio from each end of the whisper white label
Use the Pretty Label Punch to punch a label from Flirty Flamigo card stock.
Attach the white label to the Flirty Flamingo label and trim the edges to match (see card front)
Stamp sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings using Berry Burst ink pad.
Attach label to card front as shown using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Use Layering Circles framelits to cut a 1.75 scallop circle from Berry Burst card stock and a 1.5 circle from Whisper White
Stamp the large flower from Abstract Impressions onto the Whisper White circle. Stamp the fullest layer with Flirty Flamingo ink and stamp off once to lessed the density. Stamp layer two with full strength Flirty Flamingo and stamp layer 3 with Berry Burst ink.
Attach the stamped circle to the scallop circle with Snail adhesive (set aside for now)
Now, how to stamp the wreath shape using the Stamparatus.
I created a template to do this. Overall dimensions of the template is 6x6. The cutout will accomodate a 4x4 piece of card stock.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to create templates for 3, 3.5 and 4" which will all fit on a standard A2 card front. If you are making larger cards you could make larger templates. I will make and send to those who order their Stamparatus through me via my online store a set of 3 templates and a 6x6 grid paper all laminated for continued use.
Place the template snug into the upper left corner of the Stamparatus. These stamps are photopolymer so you will have to use the foam mat as well. Put that down first then the template on top and anchor your template with the magnets.
Those little tabs you see on the magnets are washi tape wrapped around them to make them easier to move and remove.
Once the template is in place use the 4x4 Whisper white piece cut in step one and place it in the template. Slide the edges of the magnet over the corners of the 4x4 so it stays in place while stamping because photopolymer stamps are somewhat sticky and have a tendency to want to lift the card stock up when lifting the plates.
Now that the piece you will be stamping is in place it's time to place the stamps on the Stamparatus plates.
You will be using both plates
Place the first layer of the flower face down on the card stock where you want it to be. Then, close the plate down over it and press lightly. This will cause the stamp to stick to the plate.
Then open it back up again and ink the image.
Once inked simply close it again and press lightly, open the plate and there is your image.
For the next layer of the flower set the stamp face down over the first image, close the plate, press lightly to adhere, open, ink , close, press lightly,
and you have your completed flower
Slide the magnets off the 4x4 piece and rotate it counter clockwise 1/4 of a turn.
Ink and stamp the images to create a second flower.
Continue to do this until the entire circle is complete. (see card front)
This is what the setup looks like
I stamped the leaves by hand with Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist. You can use the Stamparatus for this step as well but I didn' t have any issues with placement of the leaves so didn't feel I needed to use the Stamparatus for this step.
A tip for inking the stamps on the plates. The Stampin' Spots work best for this. I purchased the blank Stampin' Spots and re-inkers and created a color spot for all of my colors and have a separate storage unit for them.
Once you have the wreath completed use the Detailed Trio punch to round the corners and attach to card front with Snail.
Attach the center with Stampin' Dimensionals