Sending Hugs, Take 2!

Sending Hugs Bundle, Take 2

This is my second card with the “Sending Hugs” bundle. My inspiration came from Mikaela at “The Crafty oINK Pen”. This sample utilizes the largest of the “Scallop Contour ” dies and one of the “Stitched Rectangle” dies along with the “Sending Hugs” bundle. The colors are Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Succulent. First, I die cut the Stitched Rectangle in Crumb Cake. Before die cutting the Floral/Hugs die, I placed an adhesive sheet on the back of the Crumb Cake panel. I ran the Floral/Hugs die back and forth through my Cut and Emboss machine several times to make sure the die cut through the two layers completely. Also, I used a second die cut, lightly tacked down on white cardstock as a template for coloring with the Stampin Blends. Using the adhesive on the back made it easy to adhere both of the dies (floral/hugs and the outline of the die) to the white layer. The tiny label die was used for the “TO YOU” image. Just like I did on the previous card, I added Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the Flirty Flamingo letters for some added shimmer. The white Crinkled Seam binding “double bow” and three of the small Calypso Coral Artistry Blooms sequins finish off the card beautifully! The photo below shows some of the awesome “shimmer” on the HUGS letters, just gorgeous!

Sending Hugs with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush add a subtle shimmer!

Sending Hugs!

Sending Hugs card sample
Sending Hugs your way!

I couldn’t resist purchasing this super cute “Sending Hugs” bundle. For this card, I stamped the main image in black memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. I managed to use four of the NEW In Colors! The lower edge was die cut with the “Basic Borders” dies to create the curved stitched edge. The white panel was then mounted on a Pale Papaya base accented with a coordinating Open Weave Ribbon in Pale Papaya. The HUGS letters were die cut in Pale Papaya, attached, and then I added “Wink of Stella Glitter Brush” for some extra shimmer. I tried to capture the shimmer in this up close photo. Simplistic, but looks stunning in real life! Check back in a few days for another sample using this awesome bundle.

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush adds shimmer to die cut letters.
Love the Shimmer the Wink of Stella Glitter brush adds!

Quiet Meadows, Take 3!

Quiet Meadows and Dies

Here is yet another really pretty card using the Quiet Meadows stamp set (words) and the Meadows dies. After die cutting several images, blending brushes were used to add extra color to the die cuts. All of the die cut flowers and foliage were placed on one of the Ornate Layers dies and trimmed down to fit the card placed horizontally. The main floral image was from the original (first) card I posted. I took the die cut image in white CS and colored with Stampin’ Blends, added a touch of Wink of Stella Glitter brush to the flower petals and also Pale Papaya In Color Jewels for the flower centers. The greeting was stamped on a “tag” from the “Tailor Made Tags” dies and placed on dimensionals with another Pale Papaya In Color Jewel. A bow made with the White Crinkled Seam Binding colored with the Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends completes the project! Here’s a closer look at the floral cluster on this card, it really is quite pretty!

Close up of Open Meadow floral dies
Close up of floral images