Flourishing Phrases

This is the third card we made at our monthly club meeting.  It uses the stamp set called Flourishing Phrases and its matching dies called Flourish Thinlits.  The stamp set is a big set with 18 stamps included with it.  Fifteen of those stamps are sentiments so it can be used for a lot of different occasions.  There are sympathy, thank you, hello, marriage and congratulations sentiments.  Luckily this stamp set and dies are being carried over into the new Catalog.

The dies in this set are very intricate and beautiful.  To make it easier to adhere to the cardstock we used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  You attach a piece of the Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock and then run it through the Big Shot with the die.  Then you just peel off the backing and adhere it to your card.  It is especially great with dies that have a lot of detail.

We stamped the flowers and leaves with Versamark onto Smoky Slate cardstock.  Versamark is great for embossing but it is a watermark ink so whatever color cardstock you stamp it on, it makes the image just slightly darker.  The sentiment was stamped using Island Indigo.  Poor Island Indigo.  It is one of the colors that is retiring on May 31st.  Make sure you stock up up ink, ink refills and cardstock if you like this color.

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