Happy Birthday (In Bloom)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, while we all love stamping, there are so many fabulous dies out there too. Today’s card is made up of mostly die cuts – only the sentiment has been stamped. I’ve used the In Bloom Bundle (available at a 10% discount, or you can buy the In Bloom stamp set and Pierced Blooms dies separately).

This is such a fun set to create with. I picked out a range of colours – Blushing Bride and Polished Pink for the flowers and Just Jade for the leaves. I added Adhesive sheets to the back of the cardstock (this makes it so much easier to stick down all the more fiddly pieces). Next up I die cut an assortment of dies (cut as many as you can as this will give you more choices as you construct your card).

While I had the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine out, I also die cut a shape from the Hippo & Friends dies to use for my sentiment. I used the Blending Brushes to add some Polished Pink ink to the edges of this shape so the Basic White cardstock didn’t seem so stark. I also ran the Basic Gray cardstock base through with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (this is my new go-to Embossing Folder for a more neutral textured background now that the Subtles Embossing Folder has been retired).

The sentiment is from the In Bloom stamp set. I masked the stamp with post-it notes so that I only stamped the part of it I wanted. My recommendation is to stamp the sentiment before you do your die-cutting in case you mess it up. It also allows you to have the sentiment exactly where you want it. Also, when masking make sure you clean and thoroughly dry the stamp before moving on to each stamping stage.

The next step is the fun step. Take all your die-cut shapes and play around with positioning them on your card. Once you are happy with the layout, pull off the adhesive backings, or add Stampin’ Dimensionals, if necessary, to secure everything in place. The final step is to add some bling (if you want). I used the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Here’s the card…

So there you have it! If you are like me you now have a heap of die-cut images left over. You can either make another card straight away or put them away with the dies (depending on the number of, and size of the dies, I either just throw them in the back of the package or I add them to a Clear Medium envelope and tuck this in the back) so you have them ready for another occasion.

I hope you will give this a go! Let me know if you do.

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

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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