Hello there, Michelle Short here to share three projects with you using the new Photosynthesis Collection. This beautiful collection features lots of florals, which I love! Since it also features mainly die cutting, I wanted to show how you can enhance die cuts by adding ink blending. This really adds interest and dimension to clean and simple cards!
My first card uses Floral Stems Etched Dies. I cut the cone flower top petal layer from Snowdrift cardstock and the bottom ones from Purple Mist. I then cut the flower centers from Chamomile and the stems and leaves from Peridot.
Using Blending Brushes, I blended on Distress Oxide Inks, focusing the color on one side of the die cuts, to help create depth. They were then assembled and adhered with Bearly Art Glue. I took two Essential Diamonds and die-cut them to create a frame from white cardstock. The frame was adhered to an A2 white card base and then the stems and leaves adhered on top.
The flower heads were adhered on top with thin foam tape. I foiled the Must-Have Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set onto white cardstock using Black Foil. The sentiments were then die-cut using the coordinating die. For this card, I used ‘just a note’. The card was embellished with Silver Mix Color Essentials Gems.
SENDING HUGS TAG
For my second project, I wanted to create a tag that I could add to a present or bunch of flowers. I die cut the lilies from Floral Stems Etched Dies using Snowdrift cardstock. I cut the centres from Chamomile and the leaves and stems from Peridot. I then added ink blending to these, the same as the first card. I colored the stamens using a Copic Marker.
The flowers were assembled and adhered using Bearly Art Glue. I die-cut a vase from Ceramic Vases using Onyx Cardstock. I then ran it back through the Platinum 6 to emboss the detail layer on top. It was adhered to a tag cut from white cardstock and the stems and leaves popped behind.
The flowers were adhered using thin foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Must-Have Sentiments set that I foiled before and layered it up two die cuts high. It was adhered to the tag with Bearly Art Glue. To finish, I threaded Black Cord through the top of the tag and tied in a bow.
THANK YOU DAFFODILS
My final project for today is a mini slimline card using Daffodil Frame Etched Dies. I cut the main frame three times from Snowdrift cardstock, as well as the leaves. I cut the daffodil heads from Chamomile and the centers from Saffron.
I first added ink blending to the one of the frame pieces using Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink. I focussed the colour on the stems and leaves. I made sure to not add it to the outside frame as I wanted to keep that white. I then added ink blending to the daffodils with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks.
The other two frames adhered behind the ink blending one before adhering to a mini slimline card base. The ‘thank you’ sentiment from Must-Have Sentiments was adhered on top. To finish off, I added Onyx Color Essentials Gems to embellish.
Thin foam tape, YR16 Copic Marker, Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink.
I love that you can foil and die cut those Must-Have Sentiments in one go and have plenty for future projects!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today and I have inspired you to try enhancing die cuts with ink blending. Thank you so much for popping by today, have a great day!