Create a fun die-cut background (Hand-Penned Petals bundle)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share another of my favourite types of cards to make. It is super simple but looks really effective. We are creating a card with a really fun and effective die-cut background. For this card, I am using the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle.

My best tip for making a card like this is to add Adhesive Sheets to the back of your cardstock before you begin your die-cutting. Having the adhesive all over the back makes it so much easier to adhere everything in place and have it stay flat!

So, to start, create a card base from Thick Basic White cardstock. Next, add Adhesive Sheets to some regular Basic White cardstock and die cut the detailed floral die from the Penned Flowers die set. Die-cut enough to cover the entire front of the card base. Once you have finished remove the backing and adhere the flowers to the card base. Trim off any overhanging pieces.

On another piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp the floral line image stamp from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and then fill in the image with the solid stamps. I used Garden Green ink for the leaves, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight for the flowers. I also added, yes, you guessed it, Wink of Stella to the flowers. Next up, I die-cut the image and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.

I die cut a rectangle from Basic White cardstock using the Stitched Rectangles dies. I picked a die that was slightly narrower than the flower die-cut as I wanted the flowers to spill over the edge. I then cut a piece of patterned paper from the Hand-Penned 12×12 Designer Series Paper pack to a size just slightly larger than the rectangle die cut. After layering the pieces together I thought the rectangular piece needed a bit more colour so I added a light wash of Highland Heather ink to the background. This was then adhered to the card base. The flower die cut was attached to the top.

For the sentiment, I chose the “Congratulations” from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and stamped it in Versamark on some Basic Gray cardstock. After white heat-embossing, I trimmed the sentiment strip to size.

Finally, I assembled the card and finished it off with some white dots from the Classic Matte Dots pack.

Here’s the card…

I love making cards like this. The tone on tone look of the die-cut on the card base is lovely and then you get the punch of colour with the focal panel. Whilst I have used white for my background, it works just as well with other colours. I hope you’ll give it a try. I’m sure you will love the look too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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