Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Serendipity Stamps Spring Flower Pops Card in a Box

I love spring flowers! They are such a welcome sight after a cold winter. Serendipity Stamps has some new die and matching stamps that I knew I had to have when I saw them! You can see them here. Just push the button to Shop. They are currently on the fifth page of the shopping area.
When I am stamping and cutting several images from a set, I will often place the cling stamps on an acrylic block, stamp as many times as I need and then arrange the die over the stamped images. I then tape the die together so that I don't have to align them individually subsequent times. Each stamped image is the same (as I keep them on the acrylic block) and each die cutting is the same. Saves time when you are cutting a lot.
I was doing these on a larger piece of watercolor paper. Sometimes if I am stamping on cut paper, I will do the same on my Misti (Most Important Stamping Tool Invented). It is especially helpful to get the placement the same over and over and is easier to use than an acrylic block.

 I used Twinkling H20s to paint my flowers and after they were cut, I used a larger ball embossing tool over a thick piece of fun foam to sculpt the flowers and add dimension.

On the back of the Card in a Box, I used the quote stamp shown above. I love that song and it will work for a lot of cards. I have an AccuCut die to make the card in a box and I made it out of watercolor paper as it is very sturdy and layered a print paper over the flaps.  These are easy to make and have a lot of wow factor when opened! Just search for Card in a Box for instructions if you have never made one. I added a little glitter on the flowers as I like that extra little pop. For the larger leaves, I stamped them on green paper to match the greeting and cut them separately.

I just put two of these in the mail to a couple of ladies in their eighties whose birthdays were this week. I think they will like them. I wrote a personal note on the backside of the full panel. Hope you are having a lovely day and enjoying the spring flowers where you live!


Jan Castle said...

They will LOVE them!!! Perpetual Spring for them!!! Good job Holly!
Paper Hugs,

Anonymous said...

SO happy to see you creating such GORGEOUS art. You did a fabulous job with the Serendipity stamps and dies. Happy Spring! nise