This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! I am back with some more inspiration using some of the marvelous new goodies from the Simon Says Stamp Sweetheart Release! I love the simplicity of white-on-white die cuts; they are so crisp and elegant. I used the new Charming Daisy die for THIS post, adding Copic coloring to the individual die cuts to create dimension and depth, but for today’s project, I thought I would capitalize on the lovely debossed details and allow the die cuts to do the work for me! Let’s get started with the details.
I began by die cutting all of the elements of the the Charming Daisy die from white Hammermill cardstock, adhering them all together with liquid adhesive. (If you haven’t tried the new MISTI Precision Glue Press, you should definitely sign up to receive an email for when they come back in stock… it makes adhering delicate die cuts like this an absolute breeze!)
I wanted to keep things simple behind my delicate daisy die cut, so I used a Blending Brush to lightly blend the new Dew Pawsitively Saturated Ink on an A2 panel of white Hammermill cardstock, creating a subtle blue halo in the center of my card front. After blending, I splattered the background with some sparkling glitter watercolors for extra texture and shimmer. In order to accent the sparkle on the background, I trimmed the long edges of the blended panel and added a strip of glittering white cardstock to one side. I embossed another panel of white cardstock using the Leaf Tumble embossing folder and adhered it to my card base, then added my glitter strip and blended panel to the card base, orienting them to the left so that the textured embossed panel was peeking out the right hand side.
I popped up the daisy die cut in the center of the blended area, then stamped a greeting from the new Friendship Leafy Cluster stamp set, die cutting the flourished “thanks” sentiment with the coordinating die. I nestled those sentiment pieces on the daisy die cut, adhering them with foam tape, finally accenting everything with some shimmering white gems for extra sparkle.
Well, that’s all for my project today! I hope this shows you not to underestimate the power of plain white cardstock; when combined with some well-placed ink blending or embossing, it can create a huge impact! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!