Sunday, June 29, 2008

Priceless Fresh Cuts

This is one of my favorite Fresh Cut designs that I made. Besides the pretty, fresh and Summery color combo, I like the flower petal stamping. Instead of pooping out the die cut petals, they are left in. But *how* do you stamp them? My friend Cambria inspired me on this technique! You use post-it notes under the petals and covering the notecard to mask off the part you don't want stamped. Masking is a useful and long-lived technique that provides various results. Give it a try!

I died the SU! Pretties Kit flower right on my So Saffron Classic Ink pad. It seemed to look too dark at first, so I squeezed it between layers of tissue a couple of times which redued the color and helped it dry faster [Note: Mini Glue Dots *do not* stick to dyed, wet flowers! lol - seems like common sense but now you can live from MY experience! :) ]

The Fresh Cut Die Cut Notes are 4" x 4" and come with envelopes - currently only in Whisper White. We'll see what the new catty brings! You cannot mail this size card as is - so you have three choices. Use these die cut notes as gift enclosures, mount them on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock (like the above design), or just use a standard envelope with it instead (you can always make your own 4" x 4" cards out of colored cardstock to use with the envelopes!) All supplies SU!

Stamps: Fresh Cuts & Priceless

Cardstock: Die Cut Notes, So Saffron Prints DSP, Ballet Blue

Ink: Ballet Blue, So Saffron

Accessories: Pretties Kit, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots ENJOY!


Patti Gingrich said...

So, I didn't order this set, but you are making me wish I did. Lovely designs Juli!

Paula said...

I don't think I've ever used this color combo together. It's very beautiful. A lovely card!