Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start.
Today I'm continuing with the the Thoughtful Branches Bundle and showing you a card that uses more of the coordinating die set (Beautiful Branches) with the stamp set. You have the option of purchasing this as a bundle (which I recommend) or as individual items.
This Hydrangea was first stamped using both the Blushing Bride & Calypso Coral inks.
I took the large 'F' Clear Stamping Block and with my Blushing Bride ink pad pressed the ink pad onto the center of the block. Then I added four or five random tiny little drops of Calypso Coral ink refiller. Using the mister filled with water, I then misted the inks on the clear block. Taking the stamp I inked it from the clear block and gently stamped it onto my cardstock. When dried I then die cut it and used the wonder Die Brush to remove it from the intricate die. I repeated this step by stamping onto my card to create a background peek-a-boo.
I used this technique with the three background leaves as well. Love the die cut stem & leaves. You can of course cut off the die cut leaves and use them as embellishment as I did for the first Christmas card I created with this bundle and my bunch of Thank You cards.
In this side view, below, you can better see that I stamped another Hydrangea underneath the die cut one.
A tip to help you with popping up the die cut stem & leaves is to cut narrow strips of Dimensionals for the stem, and to roll mini glue dots with your paper piercer for the intricate leaves. You will require two rolled glue dots stacked to achieve the same height as the Dimensionals.
On the inside, I stamped just a portion of the Hydrangea and leaves.
Hope that you are inspired to get this bundle in August, so that you too can have a lot of fun playing with all the many creative possibilities with this set.
A reminder that there are only four more days left to take advantage of getting your Bonus Coupons to spend in August. The more coupons you have, the less this bundle will cost you! (see details at the end of this post)
Stampin' Up! has something pretty exciting happening over the next couple of months!
Every $60 you spend with me on my online store, you get a $6 coupon to use in August. You can earn multiple coupons and you can also can use multiple coupons in August for a single order or spread over multiple orders. Be sure to keep the emails with your coupon codes! Stampin' Up will not be keeping any records, so the emails will be your only coupon code source.
What a FANTASTIC promotion!
Wow! Stampin' Up! has another surprise for us, an exclusive, limited time bundle! Available only from August 2nd through 31st!