Whoop, whoop! It’s Friday, my friends! As good as that news is, sadly, this is my last featured guest designer post for Concord & 9th’s May release. I have been so privileged to work with them and with any luck, I will again. Have no fear though, there will be no shortage of C9’s yumminess to grace these blog pages in the future!
I am sharing the Enjoy It All stamp set and Detailed Bloom dies today. I think you’ll agree that this pairing is pretty spectacular too! Both of these cards scream Summa’ Summa’ Summa’ time! I’ve even got a video tutorial, holla!
Can we just talk about this Detailed Bloom dies for a sec. It is gorgeous and cuts like a dream! When I use intricate dies like this, I use magnetic base, precision base plate, cardstock, detail die and then on top a regular acrylic plate. Mine cut like butter with that set up in my electric Vagabond machine. Occasionally, with some machines, it is necessary to add a cardstock shim on top to ensure a complete cut.
For this card I cut 2 Detailed Blooms. One is 110 lb Neenah Solar White cardstock and the other is Adhesive Glitter Paper in Fine Glossy Gold. I layered these over Bristol paper I had watercolored with Distress Inks. Then I heat embossed “Enjoy It All” in white and added Glass Slippers Round Confetti for an added touch of sparkle. The links are below with the exact products I used. If ever I don’t link something you’d like, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you!
This Detailed Bloom was cut in the same fashion except with two in 80 lb Neenah Solar White cardstock. Whenever I plan to Copic color I tend to reach for the 80 lb paper. It is still sturdy paper, but slightly less rigid than 110 lb and I prefer it for Copics because I use less ink to saturate for good blends.
I left the positive and negative section of the die together and colored them as a unit. This way any delicate areas were not bent or scrunched while coloring. It does look like a hot mess coloring it this way, but as the negative areas are all weeded out the piece comes to life. Adhere to kraft cardstock, one on the left side of the card and flip the other 180* for the right side. Heat emboss and add round confetti just as we did for the first card.
Oh, and that red polka dish in the first photo – that baby is a lifesaver! It is a magnetic bowl that I toss all my dies into while crafting. I actually have two. One on my desk where I create and the other over at my die cutting station. I’m embarrassed to admit how many dies have gotten lost or even tossed in the past without having something for them to cling to. It won’t prevent all mishaps though. I have been known to hover it closely to my work surface to find a tiny die tucked beneath a sheet of paper and even once passed it through my trash can (successfully!).
Thank you for popping in today to take a peek at my latest Creative Bliss. I hope you will visit again soon!