' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: More Garden Treasures

Tuesday 30 October 2018

More Garden Treasures

Today I'm showing a second card made with Julie Hickey's Garden Treasures stamp set.

I have written a step by step for you but, if you are short on time, you can hop on to this Facebook post and slideshow:

As you see in the picture on the right, I made myself an octagonal template to use with my stamping platform to make it easy to stamp equally spaced motifs.

1. I first placed the central sentiment to be sure I would not encroach with any other stamps later.

2. I placed my first foliage branch on the template to fit as closely as I could around the sentiment, making sure it would nearly fit I 1/8th of a circle.

3. Placing my cardstock centrally on top of the template I am starting to stamp

4. rotating the hexagon 1/4 turn each time. I now place a second motif directly on the stamped cardstock and pick it up with the stamping platform.

5. I carry on placing the stamps and stamping with different colours of ink.
Note that I remove the used stamp each time but I left the sentiment until the end.

6. To complete the circle I place the first stamp again to fit between the other motifs. I finish with the sentiment with Walnut Distress Oxide ink.

After all the stamping I added some colour with pencils and some Nuvo Drops on the green foliage.

Julie Hickey Designs Stamp Set - Garden Treasures
Tonic Studios Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss
Distress Oxides inks

My teamies makes will be shown on Facebook here during the day.
Should you purchase any of the products I have used on this card, select  'Design Team'  in the 'where have you seen us' drop down so we know we have inspired you!

Thanks for coming by,


  1. A really pretty floral wreath Christine and great idea making the template for placement of stamping.

    B x

  2. Oh My! I can't find the words of how I felt when I first saw this, it's just so special. Great tutorial too. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  3. You created a beautiful wreath! Love the addition of the nuvo drops!

  4. So pretty. Lovely stamping.
    Flo x

  5. Ah mais c'est génial !!!!!!!
    Je retiens ton idée, je vais essayer d'en faire une aussi sur ce principe, et en suivant ton tuto. Et me fabriquer un hexagone comme le tien.
    BRAVO Christine, c'est TOP et ta carte est super belle !!!!

  6. I really love the vivid colours against the kraft, and the textured "berries" on each frond look just wonderful.
    Alison x