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Today’s technique is difficult to explain in text and best demonstrated in action… so be sure to watch the video! Each card shows a variation of the main technique.
On all of my cards, I added my die cuts with foam adhesive for dimension.
Here is a simpler card using the same Gina K Crafty Notes Stamp Set (SSS | GK). I only used 8 images on this one. I love that these markers can be colored in many ways – I colored them to look like Copics!
I have one last card using the Gina K Crafty Notes Stamp Set (SSS | GK)… this time with the cute scissors. I love the pattern they create when in the circle! The sentiment is from the Gina K Crafty and Creative Stamp Set.
This technique is a great way to use small images that are often hidden in stamp sets. I couldn’t resist the little candle from the Gina K Make a Wish Stamp Set. I used 24 of them to create the “wreath” and added a sentiment in the center. Oh – and I stamped the matching envelope with the new Neat and Tangled Mail Background Stamp (SSS | NT).
This next card combines both stamping and die cut placement with the Gina K Wreath Builder Template (SSS | GK). I started by stamping a “wreath” of hearts from the Mama Elephant Hogs and Kisses Stamp Set with Gina K Amalgam Whisper Ink (SSS | GK). I then added a circle of card die cuts from the same stamp set.
The sentiment is also from the Gina K Crafty and Creative Stamp Set. Isn’t it fun?
You can also use bigger images with this technique. On this next card, I used flowers, leaves and a sentiment from the new Gina K Watercolor Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | GK). Notice that I used two different flower shapes… alternating between the sizes on the wreath.
By the way, I did start with a stamped wreath of leaves before adding the dimensional flower die cuts.
My last card shows how to use this die cut wreath building technique with a mix of images. I used the cutest stamp set – the Clearly Besotted Love You More Stamp Set – to create this fun card for Lila.
The background is stamped with the My Favorite Things Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Stamp (SSS | MFT) and Gina K Amalgam Whisper Ink (SSS | GK). This is the perfect light grey ink… and I used the matching Gina K Whisper Cardstock to create the notecard.
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