Hello! Today we have a special hop to share some fabulous new templates for Gina K. Designs: MEGA and Mini Wreath Builder! If you are addicted to wreath building, these templates are for must have! Enjoy our hop and please leave comments along the way, each one will give you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K. store! Winner announced March 1st.
The mini template is oh so tiny, what a cute template! It also includes some stencils on the same sheet, which is a nice bonus.
I made this small card for a baby shower we had for a friend this week! I inked the flower and leafy bits form the Mini Wreath Builder stamp set with GKD Tranquil Teal, Lucky Clover, Fresh Asparagus and Seaglass ink CUBES, they are the perfect size for these little images. Sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Amalgam and cardstock is GKD White, the new Stormy Sky and Tranquil Teal. (I misplaced my circle die this size, so I used a 1 3/8" circle punch, which took off just the rim, the image is slightly bigger.) Card measures 3 1/4" square.
Mini Wreath Builder Stamp Set
The Memory MISTI and Mega templates are huge! So many possibilities! Here is Sadie checking it out. I needed to clean my desk off to make room and it would be a good idea to keep it on my desk so I clean up after each stamping session. ;) (The magnet is on the back when you unbox it, heads up! Store these large templates inside the MISTI, my tip)
The foam in the MISTI are a perfect surface for stamping with clear stamps even if you are not using the door. For this card I used the template where you cut your mat to 4 3/4". I love how all the sizes are on the back of the packaging. Hang on to that for reference! I used the A Year of Flowers 2 set to stamp all these flowers with the new Whisper ink, it is the palest gray you can still see, which I really need for no line coloring right now ( I was seriously seeing double after a long day of editing my last stamp set, ugh). It is easy to complete color to cover or quickly and loosely fill in color like I have shown in my A Year of Flowers 2 videos so you can still see a hint of the lines like a pencil sketch.
I colored with Spectrum Noir trying to make it look very much like watercolor rather than real flowers. Sentiment is stamped in Jet Black Amalgam. I traced the greeting and all flower elements for a drop shadow, I love how transparent and watery it looks. I add a few Crystalline drops for dimension and shine.
Cardstock is Coral Reef, and Lemon Drop. Finished card measures 5 1/2" square. Greeting is from Emily's Lettered and Lovely set.
This next design I used the 6 1/2" size template and greetings and a butterfly from my Women of Faith set. I originally I had a lot more stamping in mind to create a kaleidoscope of butterflies (the actual term for a group of them, I love that, so appropriate!) but I couldn't find the smaller two. The medium one I located after clearing my desk (to make room for Mega MISTI) and then it went AWOL WHILE I was cutting my cardstock to make the card, ack!* So I went much simpler with just the one. I love a lot of white space in design however, so I'm not disappointed with how it turned out. I'm glad I can at least show an example of how you don't have to fill the whole space just because you are using a larger piece of paper! You will need these larger templates to do the rotation technique of wreath building on larger mats, but it doesn't require that it be stamped to the limits! :)
GKD inks from the top going clockwise: Ocean Mist, Sea Glass, Turquoise Sea, Bahama Blue, Blue Raspberry, Tranquil Teal, Slate and finally Whisper. I love the progression of blues and symbolism of transformation, both in the butterflies and transformative power of prayer.I love how she included 2 large circle templates for the center to allow you to perfectly center your greetings, and sponge in come color to really make your design pop. I used Ocean Mist at the top and Turquoise Sea at the bottom. I didn't want to go too dark and lose the detail in the butterfly wings. I layered my stamped mat on Black Onyx and Blue Raspberry cardstock. Each of the black layers are popped up on adhesive foam squares.
Finished project is 12" x 12". You can put this in an album cover or scrapbook page frame, or what I did is mount it on a white wood laminate sample I got from a thrift store. I put this up on a storage cabinet in my craft room and it reminds me both to pray for the people on my prayer lists, and that Jesus is also lifting me up and interceding. :)
Let's see what the rest of the design team made with these fabulous stamps, templates and tools! Shop here!
Gina K. - Mega and Mini Wreath Builder
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