I probably should not admit this but sometimes when I am deciding my big pre-order I will look at a stamp set and not put it on my must have list the first time around. Then I look at the coordinating dies (in this case they are called Pierced Blooms) and sometimes that puts it back on my list. This was the case with the In Bloom Bundle. The stamp set is very nice but I had to have those dies. Anything with stitching makes me happy and these dies have stitching on almost all of them! I just think they are adorable!
This card made me happy too because I love the bright colors in it. As you can see it is mostly using the Pierced Blooms dies. Only the sentiment is from the In Bloom stamp set. I first cut all the flowers, the centers and the leaves out using the dies. I cut much more than I really needed before deciding what to use. I do that all the time which means I have pieces and pieces of cut shapes in a container that I can use later (when I remember to!). I adhered the die cuts to a piece of Basic White cardstock using Multipurpose Glue and Stampin Dimensionals. Then I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape Ink and punched it out using the Banners Pick A Punch.
Now, another fun die set I saw was the Stitched With Whimsey Dies. I also knew I had to have those the first time I saw them. They do not cut out the rectangle shapes. They only cut the stitching around the outside of a piece of cardstock that you have already cut. I love the crazy stitching they make. It reminds me of how I sew! I made a dress once in high school that would have looked awesome if I had one shoulder about four inches shorter than the other and if you didn’t look too closely at the seams! Luckily I only got graded on how it looked on the table and not on me!
Anyway, here is a close up of the the Stitched With Whimsey dies did on the Gorgeous Grape background.
Aren’t they cute?!?
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Susan, this is such a bright, happy card. I love your color combination. Also I think that succulents are a matter of taste, and I would NEVER talk you into buying something….
I love this card, Susan! Such beautiful, bright colors. And that stitching is awesome. (I loved your description of your dress. Too funny!)
Wow, what a bright, beautiful, fun card! I love the stitching everywhere 🙂