Wednesday, June 15, 2022


Another of my favorite Last Chance items is the Flowering Rainboots Bundle. I have had so much fun making cards with this bundle over the last several months, and I am sad to bid it farewell.  I was really hoping that this one would carry over into the new Annual Catalog, but, alas, it did not.  So, let's play with it once again before it is gone forever.

I combined the Rainboots with the new Split Card Textures Dies from the 22-23 Annual Catalog.  This is the first time I have used these new dies and I love them.  This is one of two dies in the set, and doesn't it make a statement?  These dies are going to be an easy way to add some simple pizzaz to any card.

Today's card is also the first time I have used the new Orchard Oasis In-Color cardstock.  I have used the Orchid Oasis ink previously, but this is my first card using this color cardstock as a main color.  It was not my favorite of the new In-Colors, but after using it on this card, it is growing on me.

The card base is made with Thick Very Vanilla, and I combined the Orchid Oasis with two other new In-Colors, Parakeet Party for the boots, and Sweet Sorbet for the tulips.  The daisies are Mango Melody.  Isn't this a bright and cheery color combination?  The sparkle from the two strips of Orchid Oasis Metallic Woven Ribbon adds a bit more wow to the card.

Before layering the tulips over the boots, I used my paper snips to remove the lower edge of the die-cut up to the leaves so that there was zero border left below the leaves.  This was an easy way to make it more realistically look like the leaves were coming directly out of the boots. 

The first layer of daisies was adhered directly to the Orchid Oasis flowerpot and the second layer was adhered with dimensionals.

To make the pot of daisies for the inside of the card and the lower front corner of the envelope I used the masking technique.  First, I stamped the daisies on my Very Vanilla inside panel. Next, I created a mask for the flowers from copy paper.  After covering the stamped daisies with the mask, I stamped the flowerpot below them with Orchid Oasis ink.  This makes it appear as though the flowers are hanging over the edge of the pot -- just like they do in real life.  Once I make a mask, I just leave it in my stamp case, so the next time I need one, I can just re-use the one I have.

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for this card with all the cutting dimensions and step-by-step directions, one is available for download at this link.

For more information on the products I used, please refer to the list below.  When you click on any of the items, you can learn more information on that product.

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