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I recently made a card using some relatively new purchases...
The die is Tulip Border Die1 from Paper Rose - I had seen it somewhere online and fell in love with it. Not always a good idea to impulse buy, as when I got it, I drew a blank as to how to use it...
The stencil is a Uniko one, Mod Background Builder, and again I was a bit lacking in inspiration,
but then... I looked up Paper Rose and saw a couple of samples using the die, and then spotted my stencil on my desk and creativity flowed.
I started by positioning the stencil roughly where the open parts of the die cut would sit, and inked it up trying to make the colours correspond with the die cut. I also 'lengthened' the die to fit my card by moving it part way through inking. I also inked the edges of that panel to give a border for the top layer
After I had adhered the die cut over the base, I added Wink of Stella to the flowers - you can just see the sparkle in the left hand flower above
I added the sentiment using a stamp from the Altenew Label Love set, and popped it up on foam dots
After many false starts, I have found the best way to stamp these is repeatedly, using minimal ink each time - my Misti gets a workout with these !!
The inside was decorated using three different washi tapes
Enamel dots finished the card front, and I also stencilled the outside of the envelope.
I am linking this to:
(Gardening is an outdoors activity)
(I garden in summer, and tulips flower at the start of the season)