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Hello everyone! and happy Monday!

Today I am playing with stamping and die cutting to create this fresh and fabulous card!

I decided to play around with stamps and dies to create a fun background for this card. First I die cut two nested rectangle dies to create a frame, both from white and a coral pink coloured cardstock. Next, I took the inside rectangular piece of pink cardstock, and I used a small flower and leaf stamp from the Zen Floral set to create a patterned paper look – I like the way this adds some interest to the background. I wanted the effect to be quite subtle so I decided to use an ink that closely matched the colour of the cardstock.

Then, I lined up both the white and pink inside rectangular pieces, and cut through them both using a stitched hillside border die, run through my Cuttlebug die cutting tool. After a few more cuts, I was able to assembles the pieces to create the background. I like the way that it almost looks like the white frame and the inner wavy lines are all one piece, but if you look closely you can see that they are all cut separately.

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The real fun was creating the focal element of the card!  🙂 I took some thick white cardstock and die cut the word fabulous using the honey cuts die, but i kept the die in place using a little washi tape on the back. Next I stamped over the top using some of the awesome flowers and foliage stamps from the Zen Florals Set. Then I used my Spectrum Noir colouring pencils with a little blending solution to colour the whole image. I then carefully cut around the floral images, leaving a small white border, before removing the stamped die cut word and then slotting another plain white die cut word into its place. I did have to add a little more tape on the back to make sure all those little teeny weeny die cut loops didn’t fall away from my card! 🙂

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To finish the card, I wanted to finish the greeting, so I reached for the amazing Sentiment Builder stamp set to add my own custom sentiment. I cut the word friend into a fish tail banner to add on top of the floral embellishment, but for the start of the greeting I decided to do something different. So after stamping the words onto some white cardstock, I simply cut the cardstock into a file tab shape and tucked it behind a piece of vellum where my floral embellishment was mounted!

A few enamel dots, adhesive pearls and a touch of white gel pen completely finished off this card!

And the best bit was… I now have another die cut ‘fabulous‘ which is stamped and coloured in – so I can use this on another project! 🙂 Win Win!

Thanks for stopping by – and I hope to see you again soon.
Have a great week

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One response to “You’re A Fabulous Friend – Mixing Dies and Stamps”

  1. laurajane says:

    I almost missed this beauty!1 I LOVE the interesting background:))