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Hello again! This is Ashlea back with you today to share some more inspiration from the June release. Today, I'm focusing on the Tropical Flowers stamp set and Die-namics. These solid stamps are beautiful when layered on top of each other to create four detailed flowers, or when stamped separately to create your own floral design.
The first stamp that jumped out to me from the set was that beautiful curved branch. Not only is it a large, beautifully drawn image, but the curved shape immediately made me think of a floral wreath. When foliage or floral stamps have a curve like this one, it makes creating beautiful wreaths so easy. I began by stamping out all of my base images in complementary colors onto a piece of white card stock. For this base layer, I made sure to keep the ink colors light since I knew I'd be layering darker colored inks on top of it with the next layers of the stamps and leaves.
After I stamped all of the layers I began die cutting them using the Tropical Flowers Die-namics. I realized that I wanted a few more pieces to be sure my wreath would be full and colorful, so I stamped out another couple of flowers and another set of each leaf branch.
I love the look of wreath cards when they're on a square base, so I cut a piece of card stock to 4 1/4" x 4" making the width just slightly larger than the height to fit the wreath design. I then began arranging my die cuts until I was happy with the way the wreath looked. I adhered the die cuts together with a small amount of glue, and then attached the entire wreath to the card front with foam tape to give dimension.
For my sentiment, I used the new Sweet Hello Die-namics, choosing black card stock for the word and white card stock for the shadow portion of the die to create contrast. I adhered that to the center of my wreath, and to complete the sentiment, I used the "beautiful, gorgeous girl" sentiment from the Well, Hello stamp set.
I hope that you've enjoyed learning a bit about how I used these sets from the newest release! Thank you so much for stopping by today, and for welcoming me as a guest this month with the talented MFT design team. Have a wonderful day!
Just gorgeous, right? We're envisioning this same design in a multitude of color palettes and can't wait to do some experimenting with them. How about you? Have you had a chance to play with Tropical Flowers yet? Let's see what you're creating — tag us with #mftstamps so we can admire your work!
What a wonderful wreath—I like the BIG flowers added to it.
So bright and beautiful!
Your card is amazing – love it!
Beautiful card Ashlea. I love these stamp sets together.
Beautiful card! :)