Beautiful Wreath by Joy D’Souza – September 2022 Guest Designer

by Altenew

Hello friends! Prepare to be blown away because today we have the wonderful and insanely talented Joy D'Souza as our September Guest Designer! Joy is not new to Altenew; her wonderful creations have been winning your hearts for some time now. Today, she will show you how to create a gorgeous wreath with Altenew dies. But first, let's hear it from Joy.

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Get to know Joy

Hey there, my crafty friends. I am Joylita D’Souza, an avid card maker. Though I love making cards, I occasionally make DIY home decor and enjoy making various unique projects. I have been a big fan of Altenew products since I first came across them in my card-making journey. You can check out my work on my blog and Instagram.

I am so honored to be invited as a guest designer for the Altenew Mixed Media Blog. For my project, I made an autumn wreath using a few of Altenew’s fabulous die sets.

Joy's Autumn Wreath

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First, I die-cut the flowers and leaves from white cardstock using the dies from the Craft-A-Flower: Cape Marguerite Layering Die Set. I also die-cut the leaves from the Branches and Berries, Decorative Swirls, Whimsical Garden Layering, Parlor Palm, and Create-A-Wreath Die Sets.

Next, I inked the die-cut pieces using the mini ink blending brushes and the below Crisp Dye Inks:
Flowers – Citrus Burst, Orange Cream, Jet Black, Heart Beat
Flower centers – Citrus Burst, Mocha, Espresso, Jet Black
Leaves 1 – Citrus Burst, Just Green, Hunter Green, Jet Black
Leaves 2 – Olive, Moss, Evergreen
Leaves 3 – Just Green, Orange Cream, Evergreen
Leaves 4 – Parrot, Olive, Moss
Leaves 5 – Citrus Burst, Just Green, Evergreen
Branch – Sand Dunes, Mocha, Espresso, Jet Black, Evergreen

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Then I added details to the centers of the flowers using my black and white gel pens. After that, I used my embossing tool to shape the flowers. Lastly, I assembled the pieces and stuck them on an embroidery hoop.

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Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope my project inspires you, and I can’t wait to see your lovely creations.

Oh my goodness!! This wreath is to die for, Joy! What a beautiful way to use the many small dies that Altenew carries! Thank you, Joy, for being our Guest Designer and blessing our eyes by sharing your incredible work. We hope to see you again very soon!

Everyone, please let Joy know how beautiful her Autumn Wreath looks, and don't forget to visit her blog and Instagram. Thank you so much for reading.

~SUPPLIES~

Craft-A-Flower: Cape Marguerite…
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Branches and Berries Die Set
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Decorative Swirls Die Set
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Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set
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Parlor Palm Die Set
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Create-A-Wreath Die Set
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Citrus Burst Crisp Dye Ink
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Orange Cream Crisp Dye Ink
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Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
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Heart Beat Crisp Dye Ink
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Mocha Crisp Dye Ink
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Espresso Crisp Dye Ink
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Just Green Crisp Dye Ink
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Hunter Green Crisp Dye Ink
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Olive Crisp Dye Ink
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Moss Crisp Dye Ink
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Evergreen Crisp Dye Ink
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Parrot Crisp Dye Ink
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Sand Dunes Crisp Dye Ink
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Mini Blending Brush Set
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Jayne Haumschild September 16, 2022 - 5:19 pm

I do not know where to start! This wreath is absolutely beautiful. Your color choices are amazing and I am thrilled for the inspiration. Thank you

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LauraJane September 17, 2022 - 10:23 am

Over-the-top AMAZING project JOY!!!

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Traci Maia Starkweather September 18, 2022 - 8:44 am

Spectacular project, Joy! It looks amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!

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Tara C Prince September 21, 2023 - 1:23 pm

so gorgeous

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