Sunday, August 15, 2021

Petal Power

I've made a couple cards with the incredibly pretty and fun Simon Says Stamp Petal Power stamp/ die set from their newest Make Magic release, to share with you today!...
The first one is done in a rainbow of dye inks, layered twice and adhered to a stitched panel and a square card.  
On a side note...I discovered the other day, when ordering more stamps from USPS, that the stamps I purchase for using to send cards, that are for cards you don't want to go through machines, are actually for SQUARE cards...so...I am going to take advantage of making square cards on occasion, as I have a multi purpose stamp at my disposal!!  The stamp looks like this...
I was once told by a postal clerk that the bumps and raised edges on my cards required these stamps, but I like the fact that the cards I send hopefully make it through with less potential for damage, with these stamps, and I can send square cards!  
Back to the card...I used one of my all time favorite go-to sentiments (especially wonderful for the times we are continuing to go through, everyone could use some hugs and happy thoughts!).  I stamped with versamark and embossed with black embossing powder...I am really loving the deep black and shiny sentiments that are achieved this way!  Here's a close up...

The second one, with my love of daisies, I tried something a bit out of the ordinary with a set like this, I stamped and embossed all the designs on the petals white!...
I stamped the cardstock with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I then stamped the middle circle stamp with yellow, and added a stem and leaves.  I decided on a slimline card, so I extended the stem die by only running the stem partially through from opposite ends with two runs under my Big Shot.  I adhered the flower and stem/leaves to an embossed piece of cardstock.  I opted for a black background to keep all the focus on the daisy and it's golden center, but wanted an embossed background for just a bit of interest!  I dotted the card with Tonic drops and added a lovely sentiment from the new Hibiscus Blooms stamp/die set!  Here's a close up of the patterned leaves...
Kind of different, right?!  Hey, I like different...different is good!   Hope you have had a great weekend, please stay safe!  
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Hugs!! Lisa


4 comments:

  1. These are fabulous! Love the font
    and sentiment on the first one!

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  2. Thank you so much for the information about this stamp! I also purchase this stamp, and never knew that they could be used on a square card! Yay! Your new cards are lovely as usual! I appreciate YOU!

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  3. I so love your cards. All of them are works of art. Those butterfly stamps are great, aren't they?

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  4. What a fun die set! Love your white daisy on black...just pops!! I never send square cards just because of the extra postage. Just too frugal...LOL! I save my square cards when I hand deliver...

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa