I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to share my cards today. I got a new stamp and die set! Woot! I totally feel like I should do a touch down dance or something...
June has been a spending free month for me. Honest engine, I've been a good girl, but let me tell ya the temptation has been strong! I lucked out however, because I was given some belated birthday money. It was a hard choice on what to spend it on, but I was feelin the need for some flowers and I haven't shown Avery Elle some love in a while so the Avery Elle Peonies from the June release was just the ticket!
I'm sharing three of the four cards I've made with this set. I'll share the fourth next time and I'm sure I'll use these more in the future. They're so big and bold and tons of white space to color in. I'm thinkin I'll be doing some watercoloring with these soon.
If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I will have thumbnail links for you at the end of the post!
Before I get into the stamping and the coloring portion of the card, I want to point out that once again, I've taken a page out of Jennifer McGuire's book. She has done several videos on Partial Die Cutting, but I think this one is my fave. It would be super duper easy to stamp your image, then adhere it to the top of a die cut panel, but this looks really groovy when it's done. I did mine a little different than what she shows in her video. Instead of using a paper trimmer for the "straight" edge, I used a Scalloped Border Die by Lawn Fawn and I fussy cut the Flowers, Leaves and Vase. I used Bazzill Marmalade Blast and Bazzill Tropical Breeze on a Neenah White Cardstock Base
After I had the Orange Card assembled, I decided the bigger panels needed a lil somethin, so I used a Stitched Border Die by Lawn Fawn on the top and bottom of the Blue and Pink Card.
I so enjoy the process of making a card. Using the ol' noodle and being creative is always a fabulous experience, this was definitely no different.
Until next time!