Wednesday, June 14, 2023


Today's card features the bouquet of flowers in the So Refreshing Bundle.  

One completed flower stem in the So Refreshing stamp set is made by layering 3 different stamps.  There is the stem, the outline image of the flowers and the solid (fill-in) image of the flowers.

Being totally transparent, it took me a bit of trial and error to figure out how to align these three stamps.  My hint is... Stamp the stem last!

Stamp the outline image of the flowers first.  Then it is extremely easy to align the solid image of the flowers within the outline image.  For my two stems I used Lemon Lolly and Calypso Coral.  The outline image was stamped with full-strength ink and the solid image was stamped with the same color stamped-off ink.

Once I had my flowers it was easy to see where to align the stem.  When I stamped the stem first, I had a more challenging time figuring out where to stamp the flowers.

A few weeks ago, Kathi Ondus, my good friend and Connect to Create Collaborator, shared a technique that has been extremely popular on our YouTube channels.  It is called Partial Embossing.  In one of her cards, she used two different embossing folders to emboss the upper and lower portion of the card front.  I had not used this technique before, so decided to try it on today's card.  The two sections are separated by a non-embossed area where the sentiment can be stamped.  She then used the Simply Scored Tool to emboss a straight line across the upper and lower edges of the non-embossed area.  Look closely and you can see that embossed line in the above photo.  I love how that finishes off the look.  As mom would have said, "It just does something to it".

If you have not seen the Connect to Create video that demonstrates the Partial Embossing Technique, please take a look.  You are going to love this technique!

To decorate the inside of my card I simply stamped another of the flower stems in Calypso Coral and added a sentiment from the Something Fancy stamp set.

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, you can download a free copy at this link.

A complete list of the Products used is shown below.  For additional information or to purchase any of the products, just click on the image and it will take you to my Stampin' Store.

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