Only 2 days to go until the reveal of Papertrey's latest release! I am really looking forward to seeing what all of YOU create with this set once you receive it. It has SO many possibilities and inspires lots of PLAY!
Speaking of playing, I was playing around with this spiral flower reverse image from the yet-to-be-released set. I looked at the "blockish" nature of the stamp and thought to create a faux spectrum pad look. Meanwhile, at the same time I knocked out three cards all at once!
2. Cut all three out along their outlines. You want to make sure that you cut right on the lines, so as all three images come out exactly the same size. My preferred method for something this precise is to use a clear ruler and craft knife.
3. Stack all three cut out images on top of each other. Using the ruler and craft knife, cut the blocks into thirds at the same time. Not only does cutting them simultaneously save effort, but it also ensures that they are all cut at the exact same increments.
4. Mix & match the block pieces and reassemble onto white cardstock blocks. If you use ALL the pieces, you will end up with focal points for THREE cards, with no more effort than it was to create one!
5. To create my sentiment accent, I wanted to find a punch or die to perfectly coordinate with the size of "smile" (one of twelve words in this set). Here is a quick little tip that I love doing with clear stamps. Just apply your stamp to the "outline" on the top of your punch or die cut. You will be able to tell instantly as to whether or not it will be a perfect fit.
I added Heidi Swapp flower jewels to the centers of the flowers. LOVE those! Think of how fun it would be to make this exact card in other colors. Just pull three shades of your favorite color from your ink pad rack for your stamping, pick your darkest color to use as your cardstock base to set off the focal point. I would love to see what you come up with!
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose & Cameo Coral Classic Pads SU!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Rose Red cardstock from SU!
Other: Pink polka dot ribbon from American Crafts via Hobby Lobby only, tab punch from SU!, scalloped scissors from Paper Studio, Flower Jewels from Heidi Swapp.