autumn wreath…

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

with autumn just around the corner, media team richele christensen shares a great way to use your papercraft tools for a home decor project.  by combining the new layered leaf die from sizzix and the timeless earthly palette of distress she created realistic textured leaves from paper.  simple add them to a twig wreath intertwined with torn fabric and dried florals, and you’ll be able to create one of these to celebrate the season… t!m

Hello friends! I was so excited when I saw this Layered Leaf die that I couldn’t wait to create something! I loved the Layered Butterfly, Dragonfly and Bee and knew I had to have the leaf too. These dies come as a set with a matching Texture Fade to emboss the die cut image making a beautiful textured masterpiece. My project today is a quick and easy decor piece you will love.

Supplies:

  • Surfaces: Manila Cardstock
  • Eclectic Elements Fabric: French Script
  • Dies: Layered Leaf
  • Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
  • Distress Stain: Squeezed Lemonade, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Tarnished Brass, Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs, Crushed Olive
  • Tools: Vagabond, Scissors, Heat Tool, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Non-stick Craft Sheet
  • Other: Dried Florals, Grapevine Wreath, Floral Wire, Hot Glue Gun

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

4” x 6” pieces from Manila cardstock.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Apply a few colors of Distress Stain directly to the non-stick craft sheet. Spritz with water until droplets form.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Swipe one piece of Manila cardstock at a time through the ink. Dry with a heat tool.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Continue building the colors by collecting droplets from the craft sheet.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Dry between layers with a heat tool. Add 3 – 4 layers as desired.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Make several color combinations for the leaves.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Die cut 12 leaves using the Layered Leaf Bigz Die.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Emboss the leaves with the matching Layered Leaf Texture Fade.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

I love how the embossing brings the leaf to life.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Ink the leaves with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Shape the leaves by curling them in different directions.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Tear 3 strips of Eclectic Elements Fabric into long strips 4” x 42”.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Use one of the torn strips to create a bow with four loops and secure with floral wire. Wire the bow to the wreath.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Take another torn strip and push into the wreath on either side of the bow to create a ribbon effect.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Adhere leaves to wreath with hot glue.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Gather a few dried florals from your local craft store.

Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

Tuck a few dried florals behind leaves and adhere with hot glue.

 

I can’t wait to hang my wreath up for the coming season! I love how it turned out…what will you make with the Layered Leaf die?

Thanks for joining the journey with me!

Richele

 

*be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can click the links below to purchase online…
(SSS=simon says stamp / IE=inspiration emporium)

Manila 8.5 x 11 Cardstock (IE|SSS)

 

Eclectic Elements Fat Eighths- Documention (sss|ie)

 

Layered Leaf (IE|SSS)

 

Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (IE|SSS)

 

Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain (IE|SSS)

 

Aged Mahogany Distress Stain (IE|SSS)

 

Peeled Paint Distress Stain (IE|SSS)

 

click here (IE|SSS)

 

Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink (IE|SSS)

 

Gathered Twigs Distress Stain (SSS|IE)

 

Crushed Olive Distress Stain (IE|SSS)

 

Tonic Scissors (IE|SSS)

 

Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS|IE)

 

Craft Sheet (IE|SSS)

 

Heat Tool (IE|SSS)

 

Vagabond (IE|SSS)

 

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Autumn Wreath by Richele Christensen | www.timholtz.com

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