I have used the sentiments from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set on other projects because I love the words and the script – but if occurred to me that I has overlooked the flowers and the coordinating Blossom Builder Punch for far too long. Today’s card puts that right and gives me a chance to do some 2-step stampin’ which this stamp set was designed to do!
Birthday cards are probably the most type of card we make and send, yes well Thank You cards are right up there as well – I do send a lot of those! ………..
………Back to birthday cards…… I like to make a batch of about half a dozen so that I have a few in my stash in case I need one in a hurry. In the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog there is a single die, tucked away on page 213 (and pictures on page 76) which makes a lovely center piece for my card. I used it as a single layer – which was fine, but felt it needed a little something more so I doubled it up to form a ‘shadow’ effect, and here I have a video to share the technique with you 🙂 Continue reading
Two-step stampin’ is a really great technique and there are a number of stamp sets in the SU catalog that have been designed especially for this. ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ is one of them. You can use the outline stamp then a ‘filler’ one to give a crisp image or use both ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect, As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers! The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font. I have two examples to share today. Continue reading