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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

3 for 1 Rainbow Cards .... featuring Simon Says Stamp's Cosmo Flower Petals

Updated: Jan 12

Hello everyone! Not a lot of time for card making this week but I did manage a '3 for 1" set of cards. Love time savers! And I love Simon Says Stamp's Cosmo Flower Petals ... perfect for Spring themed cards and a great price point. Yes, I am already thinking 'Spring' (as we just mark the end of January ... lol)! Besides card making, I am a passionate gardener and Spring is by far my favorite time of year. Hopefully, I will soon be planning a new garden in Alberta!

So this 'all die cut' card is the starting point ...

I began by ink blending two 4" by 9" panels of Bristol Smooth card stock with Distress Oxide inks in rainbow order; Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet. I spattered another panel of Bristol Smooth with Distress Stains of the same names but substituted Tattered Rose for the pink and Scattered Straw for the yellow. Working with what I have! With the panels complete, the flower petals were die cut from the ink blended panels positioning the dies to replicate how the die cuts would be placed on the spattered panel. I worked three petals at a time; the base petal was die cut from one of the rainbow panels and sheet foam. The detail petal was used on the second ink blended panel. When all the flowers were adhered to the splattered panel, it was attached to a 4" by 9" card base. The sentiment, Sending Smiles by Simon Says Stamp, is a two part die. The shadow die was cut from vellum. The sentiment was cut from white cardstock and stacked on foam.

So now we have two rainbow ink blended panels, die cut, and ready to go ...

These panels were die cut with Simon Says Stamp's Slimline Scallop Frame. This die produces two die cuts; a rectangle and a scalloped frame. I used the die to cut a white and a black frame. The die cut panels were adhered to card stock ... one to white, the other to black ... and then to sheet foam. Several detail petal die cuts were used to inlay the die cut flowers. The foam backed panels were adhered to card bases sized 3 1/2" by 8 1/2". The sentiment for the white card, Happy Birthday, is included with the Slimline Scallop Frame die set. For the black card, I used Chunky Happy. This die produces a frame that was cut in black while the sentiment was cut out of patterned paper. The secondary sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Best Ever was stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and heat embossed with Tonic Studio's Glacier White embossing powder. The sentiment was cut with Simon's Sentiment Labels. It was stacked on black foam. These last two cards were super fast to make! All the leg work was done!

Video Tutorial, link HERE.

Supplies Used

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