Today I'm sharing 2 cards made with a new, fabulous Bouquet Die. I used two different techniques -- 1. shrink and stamp, and 2. partial die cut.
SHRINK & STAMP
So where's the die cut? Well, I took the die, which is 5 and 1/4" tall and die cut it out of fun foam. (I got mine at Michaels). Then I heat the fun foam with my heat gun to shrink it and then turned it into a stamp. Pretty cool! (Learned this trick from Online Card Classes.)
Here is a picture to show you the difference between the die and the heat set fun foam
I adhered the fun foam "stamp" to my MISTI with double sided tape and stamped with Versamark onto watercolor paper. After embossing in white, I watercolored, using Tombow markers and Adirondack Dye Reinkers (and Ranger Black Soot Distress Paint for speckling).
See that cute tag? It is from Concord & 9th's Bags & Tags Dies, and the little heart is from Concord & 9th's Love You, Mean It.
This is my anniversary card for the husband, and I'm happy to report he likes it.
PARTIAL DIE CUT
For the second card, I die cut just the top of the bouquet and used an Exacto knife to separate the top flower. (Thought I was so clever to do this and then I saw that Concord & 9th posted a gorgeous card with these flowers cut out in white! Ha!) Be sure to check it out - just click on the Bouquet Die in the shop.
I'll be back next week to feature more Concord & 9th!
MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy!