Bonney Stem

 I love fancy die cuts, and floral images are my favorites.   I was smitten with this beautiful Bonney Stem - love at first site, but when I got it in my hot little hands I wasn't so sure what to do with it.   I loved the rich detailed embossing- but how to add some color without loosing the raised detail?  Here's what I did...
1.)  Double cut the Bonney Stem from white card stock.  Ink up both die cuts with light colors.  We'll be adding darker shades next!  I used Copic markers, but any alcohol based marker will work great. 
2.)  Set one of the colored dies to the side, and insert the second one back in the die.  Using the die as a stencil add a darker shade of ink inside the openings.  I added two darker shades for more depth.  TIP:  Clean off your die with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol or baby wipe to keep it clean for your next project.
Your finished image will look like this. 

3.)  Adhere the reserved die cut (the one without the extra shading) to your card base.
4.)  Layer your floral image by trimming the detailed flowers and leaves from the die cut and adhere them with adhesive foam tape. 
This was really fun and easy and looks wonderful on an inlaid die background.
I hope you'll give this technique a try!
Jeanne Signature copy



Your sweet flower really pops up against your beautiful background Jeanne, so pretty!

Love this card, beautiful!

So pretty!! Wish there were flowers like this blooming outside my window today!! It is sleeting and turning nasty out there quickly right now!! UGH~! At least I have this to look at though! :-) TFS!

What a stunning card Jeanne! I love the technique of coloring in with the Copics! Will definitely have to try that!

This is a beautiful card Jeanne, love the colours..

Great idea, I am looking forward to trying this out!

Really cute Jeanne, wonderful tutorial!!!!!

Thanks so much for this tutorial. I have one of the poppy stamp flowers and I just have not done much with it because I did not know what to do. I did make a stencil with it and use it with molding paste which came out kinda cool.

What a lovely card you created Jeanne - I love the tutorial you provided as well - have a blessed week!

Jeanne, this technique is fabulous, I'm so loving this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Beautiful card Jeanne!!!!! Love the coloring and dimension!

This is really stunning Jeanne!

Wow this is gorgeous! Love the colors Jeanne. I accidentally used my die to emboss and you knew what you were doing! This is a showstopper!

Beautiful flowers! Love how you colored them.

gorgeous...awesome technique!

very pretty, never thought to give my flowers dimension like that with the dies, tfs!

This is just beautiful and thank you for such detail on how you did it. will have to try.

Amazingly beautiful!

Simply stunning Jeanne!

Thanks Jeanne. Great ideas for this lovely die. Will give this technique a go. Hugz

Gorgeous card, Jeanne. LOVE the rose die!

Nice card. Thanks for sharing the technique.

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