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.
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
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
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.
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!