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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bodacious Blooms for You

Here's another card made with HOTP's Bodacious Blooms die set.  This one has considerably fewer layers, using just two die cuts.  It also uses a couple of Spellbinder's die sets - Card Creator Fancy Ribbon Threader and Octagon Strips and Accents .  The patterned papers are again from the Rosemary & Thyme paper pack from HOTP.

Background: The background paper was cut and inked around the edges with black ink.  Then a black mat was cut using the largest of the Fancy Ribbon Threader dies.  I layered 3 ribbons (white, red, black) and threaded them through this mat, gluing the ends in the back before gluing background paper and mat to the front of my card.

Flower: Using Bodacious Blooms die number 2 I cut a patterned flower and a plain black using die number 4 (counting largest die to smallest). Using my Magic Matter I drew an 1/8" larger black mat, and then a 1/8" larger still white mat for my flower.  I bent the petals forward, and bent the inner parts of the larger petals forward as well.  In person, the dimension is much more visible than in the picture.  I stacked these on the mats, gluing each only in the center.

Sentiment: I cut the tag from the Octagon Strips and Accents set and lightly inked the edges with black ink. Since the back of this paper was purple and I wanted more of a black, I inked the back with black ink before folding the little pieces forward. I created a very narrow mat using white cardstock. Using the die as a template, I traced the inside of the tag and cut it out of black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment (Stamp & Punch set from HOTP) and heat embossed it with fine white powder. 

At this point, this is what the card looked like:

Comparing this to the picture at the top of this post, you can see that adding a few red Jewel Dazzles made a big difference!  I used the largest size in the center of the flower, the next largest size just below the sentiment, and then five of the smallest - four in the corners of the die-cut mat, and one centered below the black sentiment piece.

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