Thursday, July 2, 2015

Watered Honey Blossom sprig

I just love dies - so much that sometimes I don't even add a stamp!  Today I have another card to share with you that is all dies.  I like these type of "blank" notecards because then I can send them for any reason.  It's also simple enough to add a stamp inside later on if I want it for a specific purpose.

I started my card with a teal base and a white stitched layer using MFT Blueprint 13 (I think I use this die at least once a week!)  I had some watercolor paper left from when I played with the bubbles and soap with my son.  I wanted a bokeh-ish background so I used the stitched cirlce dies from Lil' Inkers to cut out three overlapping circles.  I then added a white Memory Box Honey Blossom Sprig on top of the circles.  With watercolor paper, I always use the strongest adhesive I have because sometimes, it looks like it will stay but I've noticed that after a couple of weeks, it might pop up here or there. So I used my Scor-tape just to make it stays put.  Finally, I added some clear dew drops and water dew drops to give the impression of morning dew.

Instead of just lining my envelope with a matching stitched white base, I decided to die cut out of the white the honey blossom sprig.  I carefully glued back the white portions that are not attached to the large rectangle by replacing the sprig die-cut temporarily - like leaving in all the puzzle pieces and taking back out the sprig when done. I love how something so simple can add such elegance to the inside of the card - a great surprise for the recipient.

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  1. What a great card! Love the idea of the partial cutout on the inside liner. Stunning!
    Lu C

  2. Diana, I LOVE your design! The colors are so soothing and those big circles and tiny sequins work perfectly for our dots challenge! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


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