The challenge was oranges, red, brown and greens
mixed together and this is what I came up with.
The bow was a MFT die-cut that I colored with my Memento Markers.
Before I get to the wreath I wanted to show you a little tip on how I store my peg stamps...It's done wonders for my stamping and it might just give yours a boost as well.
The sets normally they each come in a little container but after playing with them for a bit I realized that I was restricting myself to work set by set. So I took all of the stamps out of their respective packages and put them in a container all mixed together.
After doing this I discovered how much more fun they are and that a flower goes with a pine cone and a tiny sprig can be used for a holiday card just as well as it can work for floral designs. It was freeing for me to be able to look at them all together and mix them up in my designs.
So I started off with this fern-y looking stamp for the wreath base.
I used Olive Grove for the base layer...
Then added a layer of Bamboo Leaves and a few more using New Sprout.
A few pine cones sprinkled here and there.
And some berries using LadyBug (red) - actually these are blueberries but hey, now they are red berries! Then sticking with the challenge color story a few mini 5 petal flowers in Tangelo. I die-cut the bow and added a few highlights and lowlights with my Memento Markers, pop-dotted it on the wreath. I finished it off by stamping the sentiment in the center.
This was a really easy card to make and I can see this being something I'd make for the holidays as there is no right or wrong where the stamping is concerned. I "low-stress" card for sure. Something I think we can all appreciate when the holidays are looming.
This is a fun little thing I stamped up to show just how easy it is to create with these stamps...4 little stamps make a huge impact! These are as a matter of fact some of my favorite peg stamp images as they are so versatile. By changing up the colors and the design they can be used for so many different ideas.
I would like to give this set of 4 stamps away to a lucky Ink Stains reader! Simply comment below if you own any peg stamps and what you make with them - be it cards, tags, use them on sb lo's or whatever. If you don't own any that's o.k. too...tell us what you'd like to make with them if you owned a few.
You have until 7-23-16 to post your comment to be entered to win!
Good Luck Friends