This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! Happy Monday! We are starting this week with some bitterly cold temperatures, so I thought I’d share some springy project inspiration using new goodies from Simon Says Stamp’s Sweetheart release! The new Gentle Blooms dies and Leaf Flourish dies are so delicate and lovely, and create the prettiest swag when paired together. I love cutting standalone dies like these from plain white cardstock and using various coloring mediums to add color to them, making the possibilities for color combinations truly endless! Let’s get started with the details on my card.
I began my project by die cutting the new Leaf Flourish die and Gentle Blooms dies three times from Hammermill white cardstock. I pulled out various shades of Copic markers in a lovely pinky lavender and beautiful jade greens and colored the plain white die cuts, using the debossed lines on the die cuts as a guide for where to add shadows and depth.
As a base for my springy floral swag, I first die cut one of the beautiful, feminine frames from the new Ornate Borders and Frames stamp from some vellum. These frame stamps are extremely delicate, and so I have found the best way to make sure that they’re straight is to die cut the image first, then use the negative space with my MISTI to place the stamp perfectly, then replace the die cut in the negative space and do my stamping. I heat embossed this lovely filigree frame using silver embossing powder; I think that the metallic shine on the silver embossing is a perfect foil for the colorful flowers and foliage.
For the greeting, I heat embossed some sentiments from the new Friendship Leafy Cluster stamp, using the coordinating die to cut the flourished “friendship.” Before arranging my die cuts, I ran a panel of Juniper cardstock through my die cut machine using the Blossom Field embossing folder. The delicate floral pattern on this embossing folder was a great way to add subtle texture behind the pretty flowers. I arranged the colored floral die cuts and sentiment on my stamped vellum die cut and adhered them using liquid and foam adhesive. To keep the vellum clean, I flipped the embellished frame die cut over and added more foam adhesive to the back of my frame, hiding it behind the solid die cuts. I added this to the embossed panel, finally adding a few celadon green gems for a touch of sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my project today! I hope you’re keeping warm if you’re experiencing these super cold temps like we are. I won’t lie; I love having an excuse to stay huddled at home under a blanket next to the fireplace. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!