Normally I wouldn’t subject you to three days of projects using the same stamp set but for the new limited availability Blended Seasons I decided to make an exception. Partly because it arrived 10 days later than I’d originally expected, but also because I wanted to make sure you saw the at least some of the versatility of the stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits before these go on limited release on Wednesday.
These Framelits are amazing and even if you don’t get the stamp set (which I actually think you should), you’ll find so many uses for the three label-style dies included in the set. In fact every time you use them you end up with a piece for another project, that’s because when they cut they leave a line of faux stitching around the edge of the label AND around the inside of the piece you’ve cut the label from too!
So with the leftover piece from yesterday’s Christmas gift tag project I created this wedding card.
Today’s project started with the Poppy Parade layer. This was left over after I used my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform to cut out the centre using the #2 label die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits (counting from the smallest up). Now I lined it up on a layer of Whisper White Card and using the hole as a guide, stamped this large wedding sentiment from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set onto the Whisper White layer with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Next I took the Poppy Parade layer, spritzed it with a fine mist of clean water and then placed it inside the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I placed the folder directly onto my multipurpose platform with all the tabs open, placed a single cutting pad on top and then ran it forwards and backwards through the Big Shot. I took the card from the folder and set it aside to dry.
From the Blended Seasons Stamp Set I stamped the bell image three times using Tuxedo Black ink, once in the centre of a layer of Whisper White Card near the top, once on the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope, and once on a scrap of Whisper White Card. All three images were then colored in using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in light and dark Cherry Cobbler, and light and dark Smoky Slate. Finally I changed the colour of the bells from grey to silver using a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
Beneath the bell on the Whisper White layer I added an additional sentiment from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set ‘For a special couple’, stamped with Tuxedo Black ink.
To create the card base I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Whisper White Card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the Whisper White layer with the coloured bell on the inside of the card, and the Whisper White layer with the sentiment on the front.
Now I could get back to the frame for the front of the card.
With my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut out a piece of Silver Foil Sheet using the #3 label die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits with the #2 label die inside it (counting from the smallest up). This resulted in a medium-sized silver label (a little over 2-3/4″ x 4″) with faux stitching around the edge that I could use on another project, but also a silver frame for my wedding card with faux stitching around the inside AND outside edges. How cool it that!
I used liquid glue to attach the silver frame to the Poppy Parade layer then fixed it to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All that was left was the coloured bell on the scrap of Whisper White Card, and I went back to the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform so that I could cut it out using the coordinating die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Once that was done I added it to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was finished.
Oh my goodness, I am simply in love with these label-style dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits, they are a real game-changer for me and I can’t believe that they’re only going to be on sale during August while stocks last. Hopefully now you can see why I was so keen to let you see what they can do.
BUNDLE BONUS – As I mentioned, the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies go on sale to customers on August 1st and will only be available while stocks last. As well as being able to buy just the stamp set or dies, you’ll also have the opportunity to save 10% by using the special bundle code if you want to get both. Don’t worry I’ll be sure to remind you on Wednesday when they go on sale, but be prepared to order them straight away because I have a feeling they may sell out rather quickly, and when they’re gone they’ll be gone forever.