We sure got a cool down after all that heat and humidity. The temperature is only going to be in the 70's today and back with the heat and 80's for tomorrow and the weekend. It's a nice, cool, cloudy day!
My share today is a card I designed using Stampin' Up's new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Petal Burst Embossing Folder and Whisper White Mini Pom Pom Trim.
Let's take a look:
My card base is SU's Watermelon Wonder Cardstock cut at 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and scored and folded at 4-1/4".
I ran the front of my card base through my BIG Shot with SU's new Petal Burst Embossing Folder.
I die cut the flower from SU's new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies twice; once from Night of Navy Cardstock and once from Marina Mist Cardstock.
I die cut the flower stem from SU's Old Olive Cardstock and adhered it to the flower base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
I pieced the negative Night of Navy parts into the flower base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue. I found this easiest if you adhere the stem first to use as a handle. Then, you turn your negative pieces up-side-down, place your flower base up-side-down over the negative piece by using the stem as your handle and put small, thin lines of glue over the outlines of the pieces. Hope that makes sense. It will get a little tacky to work with; but, I found this to be the quickest and easiest way for me.
My next tip is using SU's new BIG Shot Platform. My first thought was; Gosh, do I really want to invest in another BIG Shot Platform... I ended up deciding that I would give it a try; why not. And wow, am I glad I did. When I die cut the flowers, the pieces fell right out and what a clean, crisp cut. I was really impressed!
Still using SU's Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, I die cut the word hope from SU's Gold Foil Cardstock.
I used SU's new BIG Shot platform with SU's Precision Base Plate to die cut my foil cardstock. And, again, I was so impressed. There's none of the little bumps in the foil that you get from the die, the foil cardstock fell right out of the die and there was no need to use wax paper.
So, I adhered my flower to the right side of my card using Stampin' Dimensionals under the far left and far right flower petals and at the base of the flower. I used Mono Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere the tips of the center 2 petals to the card base. I did this to try to achieve a 3D look.
I trimmed the top hole in the 'o' in hope to make it a littler bigger for the flower stem to fit into the top hole and out the bottom hole. I adhered the stem to my card base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue only from the 'o' down to the end. Again, I was trying for a 3D look.
I trimmed out a piece of SU's new Floral Boutique Cardstock at 5-1/4" x 1-1/4" and adhered it to the left side of my card base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue. The Floral Boutique DSP is going to be another of my FAVE papers this season. Gorgeous!
I've been itching to try SU's new Whisper White Mini Pom Pom Trim. I was a little nervous at first as it is a thicker trim than I'm used to working with. After some thought on what adhesive I should use, I laid down a beadline of Mono Multi-Purpose Glue, let it sit for about a minute and a half until it got tacky and a little clear looking and then I laid down the trim. Ha, what a breeze. It laid down and adhered so perfect!!!
I cut one of the mini pom pom's off the trim and adhered it to my flower using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
It was fun to sit down and work some more with Stampin' Up's new products and so many more to go!!! =)
That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
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