Hi everyone! It’s Carissa Wiley here for Pinkfresh Studio. Thanks for joining me today.
Today I’m sharing a few cards featuring the Bloom stamp set and coordinating dies and a partial die cutting technique. I’m all about the partial die cutting recently. I love the way you can create a whole new look using this technique…and unique shapes and focal points for the front of your cards.
I will show you how I created these cards in the video tutorial below…and give you some tips and tricks along the way too. Be sure to check that out.
To color my images, I used my Polychromos colored pencils. I was in the mood to do something different than my standard, go-to Copic coloring, so I grabbed my pencils and did some easy coloring. You could use any coloring medium you prefer to color your images. Colored pencils are a great medium for coloring…and I often forget to pull mine out more often. (I’ll list the specific colors I used below.)
The Bloom stamp set has several sentiment options…and this allowed me to create cards for a few different occasions.
You’ll notice that I also changed the position of my focal element on each of these cards. This is a quick way to give the card a change up, without rethinking the entire design.
I combined a couple of my cards with some patterned paper from the Simple & Sweet 6x6 collection. I used a stitched rectangle die to die cut the paper and add a little stitched detail to the patterned paper layer.
Isn’t it interesting how different the two cards with the pink flowers look…just from a change in the patterned paper? I wasn’t sure I’d love the card with the black and white patterned paper behind it, but it ended up being my favorite.
For the final card, I created a wedding card. It came together really quickly once I had my focal colored and die cut. I stamped the light gray card base with the Floral Frames stamp set and clear heat embossed it. I added a strip of gold card stock to dress it up and add some shine. It’s simple and elegant. You could customize it for the bride and groom by using their wedding colors.
I’ve included a video tutorial below, walking you through the creation of these cards.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve enjoyed these card projects and that you’ll give this partial die cutting technique a try the next time you create. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!
Polychromos colors used - Cadmium Yellow Lemon 9201–205, Crimson 9201–134, Light Magenta 9201–119, Light Flesh 9201–132, Medium Flesh 9201–131, Rose Carmine 9201–124, Cadmium Orange 9201–111, Earth Green Yellowish 9201–168, May Green 9201–170, Juniper Green 9201-165, Cold Gray II 9201–231
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