Hello, Altenew friends! It’s Norine, back with you today with some cards to share with you, made using the Delicate Clusters Stamp and Die Bundle! This is a layering stamp set that creates a couple of elegant long-stemmed flowers, but as I will show you, can be used in other ways as well.
I began by stamping the two floral sets in the stamp set with the Tea Party set of ink colors for the blooms and the Green Fields set of ink colors for the stems before die cutting them with the coordinating dies.
I used a stamp from the Versatile Vases Stamp Set to stamp the bowl vase on the bottom right of a card panel and cut a slit with a craft knife to be able to tuck the flower stems behind to avoid masking. Seeing as I wasn’t actually stamping the stems onto the same paper as the vase.
Next, I used a sentiment from the Delicate Clusters Stamp Set, stamping with black ink. Because I’d used black ink for the bowl and the sentiment, I wanted to harmonize the stamped flower stems with the black accents, so I randomly outlined the flower centers with a permanent black pen. I added a few coordinating enamel dots to finish off this card.
Here, I used the same Tea Party inks to ink blend on cardstock in an ombre fashion, from side to side. Then I cut the cardstock into varying width strips and re-assembled them into a striped panel, which I trimmed on either side and adhered to a card base. I then added matching green cardstock strips on either side.
Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Winter Cardinal Stamp Set, onto gray cardstock using embossing ink and white embossing powder. Then I adhered everything into place and finished up with some matching gray enamel dots.
On the card above, I stamped the top portion of each of the blooms, masking off most of the stems. Then I die cut the “hugs” portion of the sentiment with the dies from Script Words Die Set and removed the word from the card panel. I stamped the “sending you” from the Dotted Blooms Stamp Set, using the darkest shade of the Lapis Lazuli inks. Then I used some dimensional foam tape to mount the stamped card panel above the navy card base and added a few enamel dots to complete the card.
I used temporary adhesive so that the bookmark can be removed from the card front and the residual adhesive will rub off easily. For the card panel, I used the same Azurite ink to stamp the Pinstripe pattern as well as the bookmark sentiment from the Thoughts and Reminders Stamp Set. Finally, a doubled-up strand of hand-dyed silk ribbon for the bookmark and a few more enamel dots finished it. I love that a thoughtful card can do double duty as a place marker in a book and maybe trying this design again very soon!
Once again, thank you for stopping by! Leave a comment if you have any questions and I’ll be sure to respond! Enjoy the rest of your day!