This week I have been creating with the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and dies (Bundle item number 154123). What a great bundle this is! The big, beautiful main stamp and die really caught my eye. I have linked all the products I used so you can find them in my SusanSalutations online store. I just know you will want to recreate these cards or explore some ideas of your own!
First I started playing with the dies. The main die fills a whole card front! I could cut the die cut in half and make two cards! Woo hoo!
I used one of my Water Painters to water paint different ink colours on the Shimmery White A4 Cardstock die cut and let them dry before I cut the die cut in half.
All it took was some Basic Black cardstock, some Gold Foil sheet and some Gold Stampin' Emboss powder with a few Gilded Gems to create this card. I mounted it on a Pretty Peacock cardstock base.
Here's a closeup of the water painted blossoms on black:
Then I wondered what the second half of the die would look like when glued to a thick Whisper White cardstock base, I was not disappointed!
It was so fresh looking! I added a few sprinkle images to complete the look. And some more Gilded Gems.
I embellished my envelopes with blooms from my Floral Essence stamp set.
Then I turned to the stamp set. Wow, I loved the stamps too! Here's a couple of samples of the stamped blossoms. I used the whole stamp for these cards. You could just colour some of the blooms with Stampin' Write Markers if you wanted a partial image of course.
This first card is stamped in Bumblebee ink and the centres are stamped in Cinnamon Cider. The leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron. I mounted the Whisper White cardstock layer on Just Jade cardstock and finished with some Just Jade ribbon and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
The next card is the same except for the colours of ink and cardstock. I stamped the petals in Magenta Madness and the centres in Bumblebee. The leaves are again Mint Macaron ink. I added some gems and this time I used some Misty Moonlight cardstock and some Misty Moonlight ribbon.
When I embellished the envelopes, I used the smaller blooms and leaves from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.
These cards were quick and easy to make! I love that I could sit down and make a couple of cards in each design. When I make cards, I like to make a couple at a time. I figure I might as well do that since I have all my supplies out for one project anyway.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects today.
Oooh wait!, I just realised I have not made any cards with the dies and stamps together on one card! And the size of the blooms stamps and dies really are wonderful for scrapbook pages! What would they look like if I cut a die shape with foil? Or vellum? Or if I heat embossed the stamped blossoms? Or layered them? Or.....
Right, back to the craft room. Lol!
Here's how to order the bundle or the individual stamp set or dies from my store. Leave me a comment if you order and a link to your own project using these dies so I can see!
If you just want the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set, here it is
If you just want the Many Layered Blossoms dies, here they are
If you want the Blossoms in Bloom bundle, this is the page.
Enjoy your stampin' day.