Last week, I focused on three projects using the amazing Avant Garden stamp set. This week, the product suite that will be featured in my projects is the So In Love bundle. It is different than any bundle I’ve used and is incredibly versatile. The bundle is going to help me live up to my motto: One stamp set – Three designs – Endless possibilities. It is also a perfect fit for all of us who are frugal stampaholics!
At this time of year, several family members are celebrating anniversaries. It’s very likely that many of them will receive a card that will look quite a bit like the one below! When I first saw the So In Love bundle, I was very intrigued by the amazing thinlits dies in the set. Trust me on this – you’re going to love them. They are very easy to use and will add a truly gorgeous touch to your projects.
I watched a wonderful video recently that featured Debby Hughes, an incredibly talented stamper. She talked about the techniques she uses when she takes pictures of her cards. You should check out some of her work. I’m trying to add interest to my card pictures. It was a lot of fun to find lace and pearls to add to the picture above.
Some tips and tricks related to this card:
- The fine tip glue pen is key in getting the die cut to adhere to the card front. I put a touch of glue on the edges of the die cut (not all over the die cut) and had no issues making sure the die cut laid flat.
- Adding a touch of flowers to the card front by using the flower stamp in the So In Love stamp set. I used Versamark and stamped the flowers in areas that I knew would not be covered by the die cut.
- Creating a faux wide ribbon with vellum! I stamped “happy anniversary” (also from the So In Love stamp set) on a strip of vellum. I cut a second strip of vellum, just a little narrower than the first, and put the second piece under the stamped “happy anniversary” vellum piece. Ribbon was then used on the top and the bottom of the vellum pieces. The result is a fun faux wide ribbon effect. The detail of the die cut can be seen through the vellum. The faux wide ribbon was an epiphany as I created this card. I will definitely use this technique again!
- Add your choice of embellishments. Pearls were my choice to tie in with the lace look.
Here is one more picture of the card:
Now – all I can say is – you REALLY need to try this set. You will really love it!
Below are the key items that I used to create this card. Click on any picture, and you’ll go to my on-line store.