For today’s project, I’m sharing a birthday card with “cut” flowers, “die cut” that is.
The Botanical Tags die set has a beautiful, single flower that belongs at the top of a tag. However, there is also a die to cut the bottom edge of the flower and leaves, as I’m showing you today.
I ran the Botanical Bliss flower die through the Big Shot with Thick Whisper White cardstock, and a second time through the Big Shot with the die to cut the bottom edge of the flower.
Once I had my three flowers, I “painted” them with Stampin’ Blends in these colors: Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light and Dark Petal Pink, and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo. I used Light and Dark Old Olive for the leaves, and Color Lifter on the flowers to soften the colors.
Sahara Sand makes a nice, neutral background, and card base, with a layer of Old Olive cardstock between them. I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Botanical Bliss stamp set in Old Olive ink to tie in with the leaves and 1/16″ border.
Before gluing the flowers to their background, I positioned them with two die cut stems, made with the Botanical Tags die set and Sahara Sand cardstock.
My inspiration for today’s project was the sketch challenge at TGIF.
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