by Jeanne Jachna
I know you love die cuts.. but are you a stamper too? I've been stamping for a long time now - way before I even knew what a die cut was! Remember when we had to fussy cut all our stamped images? Those days are gone! Poppystamps has lots of clear stamp sets with coordinating die sets that make creating easier than ever. .Today I'm going to share how I create a card with lots of stamped images.
Ready to get to work? No worries.. it's all fun!
I'm addicted to paper crafting.. I just can't resist a new set of stamps! I love getting them home, stamping a whole bunch and then coloring and die cutting them. When I'm done I can play around with arranging them for card layouts. The extras go in an envelope that I keep with the stamps and coordinating die set. I colored these poinsettias in reds and pinks!
I layout the stamped die cut images on a sheet of clear plastic that is the same size as my card base (A2 4.25 x 5.5"). I can switch out card background colors or papers without moving the die cuts each time. Yes.. I do change my mind.. ALOT!!
This stamps set came with different types of foliage. I decided to stamp some of the pine boughs and berries on the background panel. It's easy to move the plastic sheet with the die cuts back and forth so I can place each pine bough where I want it.
This is pretty, but I thought I'd take it one more step further.....
I added some distress ink under the flowers. Don't worry if you leave impressions from your blending tool - start where the flower center would be and then blend the color out from there. The harsh dark lines will be hidden by the flowers later!
I adhered all the die cut pieces with adhesive foam tape.
The Swirled Peace word die cut is cut from gold foil and layered over a gold glitter die cut. A sprinkle of gold sequins makes everything Merry and Bright!
What will you make today?