Today I'm sharing a couple of cards featuring the components of the Simon Says Stamp July 2016 Card Kit and the new Hydrangea Petals Dies from the latest Among The Stars Release. Sponge inked florals were custom inked to perfectly match one of the patterned papers from the kit. I loved this paper from the kit so much I managed to use it for two cards instead of one!
I die cut the patterned paper using one of the Basic Rectangles Dies. I die cut some of the white cardstock from the kit using two Basic Rectangles Dies twice, to make two frames for the inside panel. I used post it tape to hold the two frames together so that each time I cut the frame it would be exactly the same size.
I die cut a bunch of flowers from some of the white cardstock in the kit using the Hydrangea Petals Dies. Using sponge daubers, I applied the Steel Blue and Thistle Hybrid Inks from the kit onto the die cut flowers. One of the great things about this direct ink to paper technique is that with dye inks, they will look dark and maybe even a bit splotchy when applied but as the ink is absorbed and dries, the colors smooth out and you're left with flawless, beautiful, perfectly coordinating die cut pieces!
I die cut a banner from some of the leftover white cardstock using one of the new Basic Banner Dies and stamped the greeting from the Handwritten Floral Greeting Stamp Set on the banner using the Steel Ink from the kit.
I adhered the die cut patterned paper rectangle to the center of a top fold card base and glued the frames around the center panel, one on top of another. I glued the banner in place and then layered the flowers and secured them to the card as shown. I finished each flower with a Doodlebug Blue Jean Mini Pearl.
For my second card, I took the remaining patterned paper leftover from the first card and die cut a banner using another Basic Banner Die. I trimmed a piece of dark gray cardstock (also from the card kit) and stamped and embossed a greeting from the Handwritten Floral Greeting Stamp Set. I adhered the greeting to the banner and then adhered the banner to another top fold card base.
I added three layered florals to this card and rounded the corners with a 1/2" corner rounder to complete the design.
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To watch the creation of these sponge inked die cut flowers card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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More cards created with the July 2016 Card Kit: