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Floral Wreath Layout | Diane Williams

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I love the huge, beautiful florals in the 5th & Monaco collection and I really wanted to use them to create a floral wreath to frame my latest favourite photo of my dog, Lily.

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To create the wreath frame, I trimmed a rough wreath shape from scrap cardstock, large enough to fit my photo behind. Then I pulled out Paper 03 and started fussy cutting out all of the larger florals, minus the citrus yellow ones. This is the perfect activity to do while watching a little bit of your favourite television show!

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Once I had all the floral trimmed out, I started placing them on top of my wreath shape, making sure that all of the cardstock was covered. I started adhering the flowers to the wreath, some pieces directly to the cardstock, others with craft foam underneath to create layers and dimension. Once all the florals are done, I adhered the wreath down on top of my photo.

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I drew a rough circle onto my background, slightly smaller than the wreath shape. Then I used the 5th & Monaco stamp set and some black ink and stamped a few black and white florals directly onto the background so they’ll end up peeking out from behind the wreath. As a finishing touch for the background, I added a few splatters of peach, yellow, and pink watercolours. Once it was dry, I adhered my wreath to the background.

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I decided I wanted to add a bit of weight to the bottom of my layout, so I trimmed off a small piece of the bottom of my layout and then used a border punch to add some detail. I then trimmed a strip of Paper 01 and used the same border punch on one side and adhered it to the bottom of my background. Then I added a small strip of the woodgrain patterned side of Paper 09 to complete my background.

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For my title, I layered a couple of die cuts from the collection, adding a small piece of foam for a bit of height, and tucked it underneath my wreath. To embellish the layout, I added three little clusters of puffy sticker butterflies and gems. I added my date stamp to a small label and tucked it under the bottom layers.

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I love how this layout turned out, it’s so pretty and dimensional. It’s the perfect way to frame a favourite photo!

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