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If you have been crafting for a while you tend to accumulate a lot of scraps of cardstock – offcuts that are too small to throw out. It’s up to you how small you go with keeping scraps – I tend to go VERY small. It depends on your storage system and space for scraps too.
The Pierced Blooms dies from Stampin’ Up are perfect for those scraps – there are even teeny tiny dies for teeny tiny flowers, as you can see from my cards.
I made these cards for a class in January 2022. All 3 cards are standard size for Australia, which means the card front measures 14.8cm x 10.5cm.
For the first card the base is Thick Basic White cardstock with a mat layer of Night of Navy card measuring 14.3cm x 10cm.
The top layer is a piece of white 13.8cm x 7cm, and a piece of Coastal Cabana, 13.8cm x 2.5cm. These two pieces were put underneath the Stitched Greenery Die and through the die cutting machine to create the lovely background for the flowers. I used scraps for the flowers and die cut a small tag from white for the greeting. Most of the flowers are attached with mini glue dots, with a couple on Dimensionals. A few mini pearls in the centres add a little bling.
This card is inspired by one from Di Barnes.
For my second card I created a stamped background panel of 13.8cm x 4.5cm white cardstock using the In Bloom stamp set, which coordinates with the dies. The colours I used are Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral. The centres are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I created an embossed Daffodil Delight panel using the Hive 3D embossing folder. These panels are then matted on a black piece of cardstock measuring 14.3cm x 10cm. The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock.
The top panel of white is 10.5cm x 5cm on a black mat of 11cm x 5.5cm. I’ve used scraps of Mango Melody, Garden Green, Basic White and Basic Black to die cut the flower and leaves.
For the third card I used a Blushing Bride (pink) card base and randomly stamped some of the flower images in the same colour on the right side of the card front. The white curved piece started out as a full card front sized piece which was then cut with one of the Basic Border dies and glued to the card front.
I used scraps of Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather and Garden Green cardstock to cut the flowers and leaves, and glued them to the card front. A sentiment stamped in Highland Heather ink on a scrap strip of white is then glued on top and trimmed at the edge. A few tiny pearls finish off the card.
I enjoyed making these cards, and my class ladies enjoyed making them.
If you’d like to get the Pierced Blooms and Stitched Greenery dies to make these cards, you will need to be quick as they are retiring on May 2. As of writing they are still available from my online shop, click on the images below to go straight to my shop to order.
If you use the current host code I will send you a handmade card and gift for ordering. Thank you.