Inspiring Iris with Stitched Lace Die

The Inspiring Iris stamp set, is so easy to use. You have the outline, in Memento Black Ink, stems are stamped in Pear Pizzazz  & the flowers are stamped in Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, Rose Rococo, & Pretty Peacock Ink.

Don’t you love the Stitched Lace Die? I’ve got some tips for you.

My card base is Thick Whisper White cut at, 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.  The color strip is 3″ x 5 1/2″ and placed in the center of the card base. Next is the lace piece, Whisper White, cut it at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and die cut with the Stitched Lace die. I’ve got some tips for cutting out the Stitched Lace Die. (click on the photo below to make it larger).

When you die cut using this die you will need to switch up your” sandwich”.

  • Regular Platform with the Thin Die Adapter
  • Clear Plate
  • Stitched Lace Die (face up)
  • Clear Plate
  • 2 pieces of copy paper as a shim

You will need to run it forward and back, and remember this is a very intricate die, there are lots of little bits, which is why I used a Paper Pumpkin box to collect all those pieces. What also helps is my new Take Your Pick Tool, with the Brush End. I also found a new product (at least to me) called the Glue Sponge. I found it on Amazon, you can find it cheaper else where, but then you have to pay for shipping. I was wondering how I was going to adhere the Stitched Lace piece to my card. Well, this sponge takes care of that problem. You just blot the back of the Lace into the sponge and stick it down to your project. I did get a little glue on my hand, but nothing a baby wipe can’t fix. It literately took seconds to adhere. A good find in my book!

You can see I used my Stitched Rectangle Dies for the focal point and the next layer. I adhered both those piece together and added Dimensionals to the back and attached to my card off to the right, so you can see both the Stitched Lace piece on White and on Terracotta Tile.  I did add the sentiment before putting these layers together.

To finish off, add a double Linen Thread bow and a few Sequins.

What do you think? This stamp set is a breeze to use. Only took me a couple of minutes to stamp everything.  Hope my Stamp Club gals like it!

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Daisy Lane Home Decor Class (2 spaces left)

Hi Friends, I have two more spaces left in my Daisy Lane Home Decor Class. Deadline is Sunday with payment. If you’d like to PayPal me please add $1 for the fee. I am also going to offer a To Go Kit with tutorial if you can’t come on that day. Just add $6.95 for shipping. Class Fee: $25

For the To Go Option you will need:

  • Daisy Lane Bundle, you can add that to the cost of the class and get 4 FREE tutorials using this bundle, add $42
  • To a Wild Rose Stamp Set for the sentiment on the wood piece
  • Burch Background Stamp (for the matching card)
  • Large Daisy Punch
  • 1 1/8 Scallop Punch
  • Sprig Punch
  • Leaf Punch
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pretty Peacock, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Gorgeous Grape, Purple Posy
  • Wink of Stella
  • Hot glue gun

I will include enough of each color to make all the flowers & leaves, the wood piece, plus a package of the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets. I will ship, Monday, June 24th.

True Friendship

I love the colors on this card. This is my last swap and I will be showing my stampin’ buddies swaps next week.

I started off by die cutting the largest Stitched Rectangle Die in Whisper White. You will need 2 Sponges or Sponge Daubers to sponge on the Bermuda Bay ink in the center & the Granny Apple Green around the Bermuda Bay ink. I blended them together as you can see from my card. Once the ink was dry (just a couple of minutes), Stamp the sentiment with Black Memento Ink.

Now comes the fun part. Stamp the flower & leaves on Whisper White cardstock. Both of these stamps have 3 images. For the flower stamp Pool Party, the details, Bermuda Bay (stamped off once), and then the outline in full strength Bermuda Bay.

Here is the 3 images you will need to make the flower. Keep in mind that you don’t have to use all 3 images, and you can stamp them in any order. This works for me.

Now line them up and stack on top of each other. This is a great way to make sure your flowers are all going the same way. Trust me when I say, its worth the time to do this.

I’m using D Blocks for all three images. Put a piece of Washi Tape or Painters tape on the top of each block. You might be wondering why I have dots on my blocks; if I get together with others to stamp, I know which blocks are mine. I do the same thing with my cake decorating supplies that I use to make our Gingerbread Houses.  The gals I’m with do the same to their supplies. We all go home with our own supplies this way.

Now set the first block on top of your first image. Peel away from the other images. Now just repeat so you have the flowers all going the same way. This way, as you are stamping, you know that the Washi Tape is always at the top and you can line up each image perfectly every time.

Here you can see how I stamped each flower.

Now die cut your flower. For the leaf, I just used one of the images and die cut as well. Also die cut those little leaves in Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green. Take the flower and put in the palm of your hand, using your thumb (other hand) press in the center. This gives your flower a bit of dimension. Attach with a couple of Glue Dots. Add Glue Dots to the leaves and other die cuts and tuck under the flower. Add a few Rhinestones and a Faceted Gem in the center of the flower. I used my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend to color.

Add this layer to a slightly bigger piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock. Mount that onto a Whisper White card base, 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.  Now you are done!

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