Friday, 22 November 2013

Christmas Pine Wreath Card by Fliss Goodwin



Hi there, I have a card for you today which was created with my new toy, the absolutely fabulous stamping gear by Inkadinkado which I received as a birthday present. I’ve only just had a chance to play and can say with a little practice you can quickly and easily produce a shape like the wreath on my card and I’ve added a few extras to make it more special but you could leave it as it is and still have a beautiful card.


Here’s What I Used:

Or Stamping Gear Intro Kit, which has the cog I used for this card
Christmas Sentiment Stamp – there are loads in the Christmas shop
Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick
Archival Coffee Ink 
White or Cream Square Card Blank
Circle Die or Circle Cutting Equipment


Here’s How To:

·       I actually found the most difficult challenge here working out the colours to use as I did my practicing on white paper and of course the colours completely change when you stamp on manila. You may need to experiment to get the effect you want. I also recommend watching the video on the online shop as it will give you an idea just how much you can do with the cogs and wheels.

·       Place the pine sprig stamp on the clear paddle at the thinner end and then place the round cog on a piece of manila cardstock. Use the un-inked stamp to check the position of the cog on the card as you need to leave enough space around the stamping to cut out a circle when you’ve finished.

·       Put the card on to the craft mat with the cog in position and following the instructions that come with the kit, ink up the stamp with the Peeled Paint Distress Ink and stamp around the cog in alternate slots, stamping twice before re-inking so that every other pine sprig is a lighter colour. Clean stamp and remove from paddle.

·       Next place the pinecone on the paddle at the thinner end and ink up with the Brushed Corduroy ink. Without moving the cog, stamp pinecones around the cog in the slots that fall between those you used for the pine sprigs.

·       I then painted the pinecones using brown and pink shades of ink with a damp paintbrush. I used the darkest colour at the base and lightest at the top, adding highlights with the pink paint. I also added a little colour to the pine sprigs to make the design really pop. Die cut the wreath to a circle, then ink the edges with Wild Honey Distress Ink.

·       To make the background paper, cut a square of card slightly smaller than your card blank and stamp the pine sprig repeatedly with the green inks around the edges only as it’s not necessary to stamp the centre, which will be covered up! Sponge on some Crushed Olive ink to pull the paper together with image panel, attach to the card and sponge Peeled Paint round the edges.

·       Stamp a Christmas sentiment in the centre of the wreath with the coffee ink and add the circular panel to the card to finish. 


I’ll be back with more stamping gear inspiration very soon.

Fliss x


  1. Love, love, love what you've done with the inka gears and pinecone stamps, Fliss! Fun, isn't it?

  2. You mastered it so quickly. The pinecone stamps is a brilliant choice for this wreath. You will be whizzing through your Christmas card list.
    Wouldn't this be ideal for cards that are being sent in the post. My cards are always far too heavily embellished!

  3. Hadn't heard of this kit Fliss - you've created an outstanding result. Gorgeous card and design. Nicola x


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