Autumn Wreath

I made this for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC714) & also for Joanne’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge.You can find all the details for the challenges HERE. You’ll need to be a Fan Club Member, so click the blue link & find out how. For the IC, my inspiration was THIS.

This wreath took me quite a while to make. If I had used paper for the leaves, it would have been easier but if you always take the easy route, you probably miss all the good scenery. Anyway, that’s my story & I’m sticking to it. So what did I use for the leaves? 

Some aluminum soda type cans! These were sparkling water cans & I’m here to tell you, they don’t make these cans like they used to. They are much thinner & very easy to cut & also to die cut. I turned over the can pieces & used the aluminum colored side. After die cutting, I was going to coat them w/ paint first, but I forgot. So I used alcohol inks to colors them. They’re really bright & shiny (but also sharp!). I used a woodgrain image on the backgrounds & added a sheer copper bow to finish it.

Here’s the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Splatter Leaves, Wood Fence Bg
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Kraft
Ink: Distress ink vintage photo & antique linen, Versaclair acorn (greeting)
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Splatter Leaves set, Circle Stitch Frames, 3 Maple Leaves, Greenery #1 , Leaf Group  dies, Ranger Alcohol Inks