Blossoms in Bloom

I am lucky to have a chance to play with the Blossoms in Bloom bundle, thanks to my good friend, Jen (https://jenscreativestampers.wordpress.com/my-blog/)

I watched a video from Brandy Cox on how she water colored the dies and I loved it. So I took her project and made it my own by mounting it on black card stock and adding the pink sentiment. I loved how this came out – the colors just POP!

To make your version, die cut each piece from watercolor paper. Spritz the first one generously with water using a Stampin’ Mister. Then use your water painters to touch the die with color until you like it. Here, I used Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody and Pear Pizzazz.

Keep adding color until you like it; also leave some spaces with little or no color. Repeat this process with the second die. Once dry, adhere the layers together. I added a sentiment on Melon Mambo scraps stamped in Memento Black ink from the Ornate Thanks stamp set.

I adhered the flower dies with mini dimensionals on the black layer, then adhered the black layer with dimensionals, too.

Here is another card made with the Blossoms in Bloom bundle, this time stamped. I inked up the large flower stamp with Daffodil Delight and added some green leaves randomly with the Shaded Spruce ink. I also added some of the little flowers also stamped with Daffodil. The flower centers were stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink. Once complete, I decided I wanted to add the intricate die in Petal Pink – which is why some of the leaves are under the flower. I don’t think it matters – it’s still a showstopper of a set!

I had a little petal pink banner left over from a Paper Pumpkin laying on my desk, so I used it for the sentiment from the Blossoms stamp set. Added a little bit of linen thread for from texture under the sentiment and popped it with dimensionals.

This last example was a result of my June Host Club project leftovers. I had a Real Red intricate die to use, so I was thinking of what other colors go with red? Green – Christmas! So I cut a large layer with Shaded Spruce. What a gorgeous color combo! I added a sentiment from a very old, retired stamp set, and layered with a bit of gold foil. The finishing touch were the gold Gilded Gems (there’s another alliteration!)

Which is your favorite? Do you make Christmas cards this early in the year?

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