First I stamped the Hero Arts Envelope pattern on white cardstock. I love this for giving the appearance of dimension while still keeping a flat stamping surface. Then I drew a circle on my card to give me an idea of where I'd be stamping my wreath.Next I die cut 3 banners, I'm only showing two here, but I promise we'll get to the third later. :)
Then I stamped my sentiment masking the top or lower part of the sentiment so I could have each line on a separate banner. I could have just cut it apart carefully but in cases like this where I know 99% of the time I'll stamp the entire sentiment together at one, I like to mask instead of cutting.
With my sentiment stamped, I trimmed each banner down to 2.75" in length and then used my We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder to round the corners of the banner to a 1/8" radius. They make this tool in both 1/4" & 1/2" as well as the 3/8" and 1/8". I use this 3/8" and 1/8" corner rounder all of the time. I love the extremely small 1/8" radius. I'm obsessed with this tool. Yes, if I could only take 10 items with me this would be one of them.
With the banners are done and positioned about where I wanted, it was time to stamp the wreath. To create the wreath, I started on one end and worked my way in.
Once I had my wreath stamped, I went in and added some glitter with my Wink of Stella Glitter pen. Oh my gosh, I love this thing!
Before adhering my banner with dimensional adhesive, I took that third banner that I had die cut originally but didn't use and stamped a background pattern using Avery Elle Texture Tiles: Be Cool to give the back side of the banner some color. I just positioned it about where it would look if it was wrapped.So fun and so easy yet soooo pretty. I love banners. Anyone else?