Ok so I don’t really know whether a ‘white silhouette’ is actually a thing. But if not I’ve just invented it. One of the things I love about die cut pieces is the variety of ways that they can be used. While the Meadow Dies are available as part of a discounted bundle with the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set, they’re not designed to cut out the images. I think of them more as complementary products rather than coordinating. That said, I did end up using both parts of the bundle to make today’s project.
QUIET MEADOW COLLAGE
My project began when I decided to create a little collage-style background using the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set. I cut a 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Basic White Card and took out my Soft Suede and Pale Papaya ink pads.
First, using Soft Suede ink I stamped the faded text image towards the bottom of the card. Then after reinking the image I stamped a smaller section towards the top left of the layer.
Next I swapped to the Pale Papaya ink pad and the splatter image and stamped it a number of times around the top left and bottom right corners. This immediately gave the layer a slightly aged look, but I wasn’t keen on the large amount of white space. So I grabbed a Blending Brush and added a random area of Pale Papaya ink over the centre.
Now I really liked the effect I’d created and decided that it would make a quick and easy coordinating feature for my project. So I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and repeated the stamping and inking in the top left and bottom right corners. Then I did the same on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
I love the soft colour palette and opted for Pale Papaya Card for my card base. After cutting and scoring the card using my Paper Trimmer, I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the larger of my stamped layers on the inside.
With the envelope and inside of the card done, I was ready to finish the front.
First I needed a sentiment and I chose “You’re too kind” from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set. Then using Soft Suede ink I stamped it onto some Basic White Card.
Next, turning to the Meadow Dies, I selected the label shape and used it to cut out the sentiment. The die also added a line of stitching around the sentiment and pretty cut-out details at the ends too.
Finally from another piece of Basic White Card I die-cut the large leafy piece. Initially I’d planned to add some colour to it, but the white silhouette worked well against the collage background so I didn’t bother. Now I was ready to start putting the card together.
First, using liquid glue, I fixed the leafy piece onto the front of my small collage layer. Then I mounted it onto a 3″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Pale Papaya Card, before adding that onto 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Soft Suede Card.
Finally, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I fixed the assembled layers to the front of my card base. Once the sentiment was attached with a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals my project was complete.
It was only afterwards that I realised I’ve used this colour combination before. However, you must admit the new Pale Papaya looks lovely with Soft Suede, and if it works why fight it?
For other projects using the Meadow Dies see these earlier blog posts:
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