Faith in Bloom…

Hi, hello!  I have some more…..yes, CARDS! to show you today!

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I got this lovely stamp set, Faith in Bloom by Taylored Expressions, in my last pizza box and had several different ideas I wanted to try with it.  One of the things I love about these sentiments (besides their sentiments) is the variety of fonts used.  Somehow, that makes me feel I got more for my dollar….like as if I’d got two or three different stamp sets, kwim?

So I started off with just stamping  the flowers randomly all over a piece of cardstock (Do you know, after ALL these years of typing cardstock, my computer STILL corrects it to yardstick!!?  I typed yardstick in all caps at first, because it just irritates me so much, but then I went back and changed it.  It sends a message you know?  Like maybe the next thing will be a straightjacket?  Do you sometimes have days when you’re holding a stick and everybody looks like a piñata?)  So yeah, stamped on CARD STOCK and tucked my feet up under my legs, turned on some podcasts and colored my little heart out.  Using Copic markers.  And!  I also got the wafer dies for cutting these all out.

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So after all the coloring was done, I die cut them all.  Saved myself MINUTES of fussy cutting! Lol, I actually love fussy cutting but for the purpose of this technique, wafer dies are a must!

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Because, I then cut a few more from plain cardstock to stack up and glue together for extra dimension.  Sure, you could use foam tape for extra dimension most of the time, but with these skinny stems, cutting foam tape thin enough to not be seen?  Well, that’s definitely asking for a straightjacket.

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So here are the cards that got made.

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Oh!  Full disclosure?  The clay pots came from a different stamp set.  It’s the only thing this floral stamp set is missing.  But you could draw one without too much difficulty.  That’s what I was going to do until I found this one!

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All of the black dots on the cards are Nuvo Crystal drops.  If you look carefully, you can see the bloop I made trying to create the dots right onto the corrugated cardboard.  In a situation like that, best thing is to squeeze the drops onto some acetate sheets, let them dry then peel them off and glue them in place.  Lesson learned.  Besides all the brightly colored, cute little stamps, these cards were about the texture; each one incorporating a bit of dry embossing or corrugated cardboard.  The floral and chevron embossing folders are Darice and I “think” the border strip one might be too.  I could tell you if I could find it in this mess.

Every time I look at these cards they cheer me immeasurably!  I hope they do the same for you!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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This post was written by Norine on June 7, 2017

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