Hello friends. Today I will share with you several ways to use the Poppystamps die Garden Bouquet, an outline die with lots of open areas perfect for showing a background treatment or inlaying with a contrasting paper. By the way, lest you be confused, Poppystamps had a previous die named Garden Bouquet (item #1188). This newer version is item #2016.
My first cards all feature the inlay technique and Lawn Fawn's new paper "Gotta Have Gingham." The papers in this collection are all very light so be sure to click on the cards to see them close up.
For each of these cards, I cut the Garden Bouquet die three times from white cardstock then glued them together. This gave the focal image lots of depth when I inserted the butterfly wings or flower petals. I added crystals to the open flowers and cut one little flower and glued it in the lower right corner. The focal image is framed with Poppystamps Double Stitched Scalloped Rectangles Frames.
3 Gingham Cards – Poppystamps dies Garden Bouquet and Double Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames; Lawn Fawn paper pad Gotta Have Gingham; design inspired by Jennifer Svare
The next two cards feature brighter, more dramatic backgrounds. I die cut the panel with Memory Box's Wrapped Stitched Rectangle Layers then masked off a rectangular area and sponged on Distress Oxide inks for a very pretty and bright background. I added the die cut Garden Bouquet next then embellished it with black Nuvo drops. To finish the card, I stamped "sending" and cut it out with the matching die. Finally to complete the sentiment, I stamped "happy thoughts" on the rectangle layer. One panel I mounted on a white card and the other panel I mounted on a deep pink card.
Sending Happy Thoughts 1 and 2 – Poppystamps die Garden Bouquet; Poppystamps clear stamp set with coordinating dies Sending Scribbles; Memory Box die Wrapped Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Pam Sparks
My final two cards are similar, one mounted on stitched ovals and the second mounted on the Lattice Oval Frame. The flowers are accented with Nuvo drops (Apple Green).
Hi 2 – Poppystamps die Garden Bouquet; Memory Box die Stitched Ovals; Taylored Expressions die Hey, Hi, Hello
Hi 1 – Poppystamps die Garden Bouquet; Taylored Expressions dies Lattice Frame and Hey, Hi, Hello
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