Thanks so much for joining me for Papertrey Ink Newsletter Tips & Tricks! Today I'm showing you a few cards I created by first focusing on my dies....they are a great jumping off point when wanting to think outside the box and try something new. (The supplies used on these cards are all linked at the bottom of my post for you).
The Boho Rounds Sentiment die collection is so much fun and I have loved using one of these large sentiments here on this first card. I made it my focal point and then started building around it. I created a very faint and subtle background using the Boho Rounds stamp set and Harvest Gold ink.
I then added a few berries and flowers using the Latin Motifs stamp set and coordinating dies, stamping in Harvest Gold, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse, and Green Parakeet. By starting with the dies instead of a particular stamp set, my cards tend to take on a whole different feel and go in fun and unexpected directions.
The Banner Style die collection is another new product and the possibilities are endless with this. After assembling my banner, I decided it would look so lovely nestled on top of a group of flowers, so I picked the Friendship Jar Flowers stamp set.
I stamped my flowers and leaves in Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Winter Wisteria, Lilac Grace, Hibiscus Burst, Pale Peony, Summer Sunrise, and Harvest Gold.
Then added my die cut banner with the sentiment stamped using the Banner Style set and added dimensional adhesive to make this pop from the background. This fun die would be perfect paired with so many different stamp sets. I can't wait to try more.
Lastly, the intricate, scalloped rectangles from the Latin Motifs die collection are so full of detail that they could stand alone. I've been excited to put them to work and started by using them to create a pattern down the side of my card.
A few stamped flourishes from the Fancy Flourishes stamp set and my sentiment from the Botanical Blocks stamp set and this card was complete. I loved where this card ended up.
So, if you ever find yourself in a creative rut or needing an extra dose of inspiration, start with your dies...your favorites or maybe those that you don't use too often, and see where they'll take you. It's a fun process!
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