Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Floral Boutique Suite is Sweet!

This has to be my favorite suite in the new catalog (pg. 77) least for the moment, anyway! First of all, the DSP is a classic, cool, clean color combination of navy blue and white. Then there's the stamp set, which not only has a great floral image (can't wait to color marker-to-stamp on that one!), but the messages are a combination of script and print fonts, which I love. And last, but not least, there is a fabulous Thinlits die that is to die for! (heh heh)

This card was a lot of fun to make, but a teeny bit tricky due to using the embossing folder on just the upper half. This is a top fold portrait orientation card, meaning the card base was cut 4-1/4" x 11" and scored/folded at 5-1/2". So how to emboss the top half without also embossing the back side of the card? Open out the card so it lays flat, and slip it sideways into the embossing folder. When you lay the TOP clear cutting pad on, have the edge of the pad even with the fold line, so no pressure is put on the cardstock beyond that point!

Here's the "How To"
Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4" x 11", scored/folded at 5-1/2"
DSP: Floral Boutique 2-1/4" x 4-1/4", adhered 1/8" from bottom on inside of card base
  1. Use smaller Detailed Floral Thinlits Die and matching edge die on card front, near bottom. Note: these can be used together in one pass through the Big Shot. I do highly recommend the Precision Base Plate and the Die Brush. The plate makes cutting detailed dies easy and the brush deals with the little fussy bits of "confetti" left over.
  2. Stamp greeting just above openings of die cut.
  3. Stamp border image just above greeting.
  4. Emboss top half of card front above border as instructed above.
That's it! A quick, relatively easy, and elegant card ready to send to someone special.

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  1. Love this! I'm going to give it a try for some special thank you cards I need.

    1. Thank you, Lizzie! I never seem to have enough of these around. :)


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