Making a Circle Stencil to Create Wreaths in a MISTI

I watched Jan B make this stencil and thought it would be handy to have.   Here’s the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbccX9qfn8U
I started with grid paper and here’s a link for you to print one.
Here’s the link: https://www.waterproofpaper.com/graph-paper/graph-paper-half-inch.pdf
You need to have one 4″ square cut out of grid paper and the other you want in the center of an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of grid paper so you can make sure the square you trace is in the center of the acetate piece.  Each square is 1/2″, so if you make a 4″ square, you’ll need to count eight squares vertically and horizontally. You can trace it so you know where your marks are, and then put a piece of acetate over your square. Once you’ve made one square in the center of your acetate, then turn the square that you cut out (grid paper) so it is now a diamond, and center it in the first square by poking a hole in the center of your top piece and laying it over the mark in the center of square on your grid paper. I traced my acetate with a Sharpie making sure your lines are straight, then made the marks with the second square in the diamond shape on top of the first marks that are shaped like a square. You need to be sure all of your lines match up with the lines of the grid sheet, so when you have your diamond shaped piece over the square grid sheet, you need to make sure the points of the diamond touch the lines of the grid below it and the center dots also line up.  Your acetate needs to be at least 7″ wide and tall for this to work. I taped my acetate to my grid sheet so it worked for me. To make sure my lines were cut properly, I used my paper trimmer to cut the lines on the acetate. The thicker your acetate, the better, I glued several layers together to ensure my stencil was thick enough to hold a paper inside.
The stamp set I used was from Mama Elephant called Water Blooms. Here’s a link to it. http://tinyurl.com/ybtcclou
, I used Hero Arts, Blue Reactive ink, then went to Memento Dew Drops, Summer Sky, and Olive Grove for the leaves. I wanted to add some smaller images, so added dots with Bahama Blue from the same stamp set. I added peg stamps as well.
Squares without a pattern is actually squares with a dot pattern, and I don’t know what I was reading, but here’s the link to it. http://tinyurl.com/ycvrcmap       I stamped it with Gina K. Powder Blue ink.
I also used a squiggle from peg stamps and here’s the link:
http://tinyurl.com/y9bzowdxThe smallest flower is called FlowerAccent  (peg stamp) here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/y9tlj86f    stamped in Gina K Blue Raspberry

The sentiment came from Inky Antics Simple Sentiments stamp set link: http://tinyurl.com/y72bkzb6
I used Blue Reactive ink with clear embossing powder for my sentiments and stamped it near the bottom of the card three times, so it was dark.  I then put clear embossing powders over it and heat set it.  The difference between using colored ink with embossing powder vs Versamark with a colored embossing powder, the clear embossing powder over an ink color will make the ink darker…If you use colored embossing powder, the powder will stay the same color.
I used wonky circle dies link: http://tinyurl.com/ycdnvbhw to die cut my image, then used my paper trimmer to cut it in half. I used half on this card and put it on foam squares over a satin white ribbon that I put on tear tape and attached to the top third of my card. I added three buttons with two strands of white embroidery floss to thread my buttons and hot glued them in place.
I used a needle threader to help me and here’s a link to them: https://tinyurl.com/y79nvxqb

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