I recently had knee surgery and so I had some time to catch up on You Tube crafting videos. I was inspired to take a stamp bundle I already had and made several cards with it….proving that purchasing a versatile stamp bundle really can stretch your crafting $$$.
One such bundle is the ‘Petal Pallet’ stamp set and coordinating ‘Petals and More’ die set. Black and white is so striking when used with spots of color and I chose that for this first set of cards. First stamp and die cut the images. Then use daubers to color them. Love the technique and result. It is simple and the process takes no time at all. Add some background dimension by embossing a white piece of cardstock and cut out with the ‘Stitched Rectangle ‘ die then attach to an A2 card base. (Have to say the ‘Rectangle Die’ is a staple item I can’t do without. The more I use it the more I see it’s value. Anyway, any design embossing folder will work and there are a couple used in the samples. Layer all the pieces with the rose elements popped up with ‘dimensionals.’
The second set of cards uses Press and Seal to hold pieces of the rose design together before die cutting the shape you want on your card.
I cased this technique from Jennifer McGuire who demonstrated it on You Tube and I recommend you watch it to learn how it works. The name of the video is Floating Die Cut Frame. I made some changes to the design to make the cards my own and used Stampin’Up! products. I used Stampin’Blends in soft pink and yellow for the color palette for a spring-like feel. The sentiments are from Both the “Petal Pallet” and “Picture Perfect Birthday Set.’
You’ll have enough design elements for two cards so it is worth the time and effort and you’ll love the results.
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Once again, have fun and take time to create you own Paper Confections.
First Set of Cards
Second set of Cards: