The Potted Geraniums and Artisan Dies caught my attention during my first pass-through in the new catalog. The two-step stamping and detailed die cuts of the Potted Geranium Bundle, alone, make stunning images. The detail in the Geranium Dies, alone, allows for exceptional creativity. But, the Potted Geraniums and Artisan Dies, together, make for fun cards that are absolutely gorgeous!
I used Melon Mambo in the video. Two of my favorite green colors are Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. I chose to pair those up for the two-step stamping. While stamping the flower images, I did just the opposite. I stuck with Melon Mambo, but stamped-off, once, to get a lighter color for the base image; followed with the detailed image in Melon Mambo. The flowers actually look like those in my yard! Black and White Gingham Ribbon and Basic Black Mattes were used for accent!
Ready to get started? The video, below, provides: instructions for making the cards, tips for two-step stamping and tips for the ribbon. Further down in the post are the measurements, supplies and instructions and a peek at the same card in Sweet Sorbet. I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below and let me know thoughts!
- Melon Mambo:
- 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
- Scrap for die cutting label
- Basic White:
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (2) (layers)
- 4×5 for stamping/die cutting
- Fold Melon Mambo on score line; burnish with bone folder.
- Using Artisan Die that appears square with hash marks, place in lower left corner of Basic White 4″ x 5 1/4.” Run through Cut & Emboss Machine. Do this to, both, white layers.
- Stamp internal greeting on one of the layers and adhere to inside of card.
- Adhere the second layer to front of card.
- Stamp and die cut all images. All images are a two-step process:
- Leaf base – soft succulent
- Detailed leaf outline – Evening Evergreen
- Geranium base – Melon Mambo, stamped off once
- Detailed Geranium outline – Melon Mambo
- Flower pot base – Crumb Cake, stamped off stamp
- Partial flower pot – Crumb cake
- Stamp garden sign and external greeting in Tuxedo Black. Die cut using dies from the bundle.
- Cut a second die tag in Melon Mambo. Cut in half, lengthwise.
- Using Multipurpose Glue attach the 2 pieces of the Melon Mambo tag to the upper back and lower back of your stamped greeting tag.
- Fold a 3″ piece of Black & White Gingham ribbon in an upside down “V.” Place a Glue Dot between the layers at the top of the “v” to hold it together.
- Attach ribbon to card so it will be under the label.
- Attach label using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Adhere a 5″ piece of ribbon to the back of the flower pot with a Glue Dot. Wrap the ribbon around the pot and tie a “double” or “square” knot. Trim ends.
- Position flower pot and leaves. Adhere using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Adhere geraniums to leaves using Glue Dots.
- Tuck garden sign down in pot. Adhere back of sign to geraniums with Glue Dot.
- Add three Black Matte Dots to card front.
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