The Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set is a great set! It can also be purchase in a bundle with the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. I created the gate fold card to show off how beautiful this set is.
- Paper Cuts–
- Just Jade Card Stock: 8-1/2 X 5-1/2 scored at 2-1/8 from both ends, scrap for sentiment mat
- Pale Papaya Card Stock: 4 X 5-1/4
- Basic White Card Stock: 4 X 5-1/4 (liner) and 5 X 3-3/4 (card front), scrap for sentiment and flower
I cut the pieces per the list above.
I stamped the large flower in the middle of the card front using Fresh Freesia Ink. I filled in with small flowers stamped with Pale Papaya Ink. For the flower centers I used Polished Pink Ink. I used Just Jade Ink to stamp the leaves. (See the Tips and Tricks section below for how to do a second generation stamp technique.) I adhered the card front to the Pale Papaya mat. Cut the entire assembly in half (at 2 inches).
For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment using Just Jade Ink and die cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I also cut a mat using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies out of Just Jade Card Stock. I stamped a Pale Papaya flower on a scrap of Basic White Card Stock and “fussy” cut it out.
I used washi tape to adhered the two halves for the card front back together. I adhered the card front to the card base lining up the cut line with the edges of the card base.
Remove the washi tape.
I adhered the sentiment piece to the Just Jade mat using Dimensionals. I adhered the flower to the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment assembly to the card front on the left hand side of the card front using Tear and Tape. I adhered the liner to the inside of the card. I decorated the envelope.
Tips and Tricks: A second generation stamped image is used to lighten the ink color. On this card I wanted some of the leaves to be lighter. To accomplish this I stamped the dark leaf and then stamped the lighter leaf with out re-inking in between.