Hi Friends and Happy Monday! Emily Mydlowski here with you today, sharing a two-fer Mother’s Day Card Set (an A2 and 4×4 Circle Card) using the beautiful and newly released First Bloom Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies along with the versatile Embossed Edge Circle Stack Die Set.
Die Cutting | The Circle Embossed Layers: I started by die-cutting the second largest Embossed Edge Circle Die to the top of an A2 Portrait Black Card Panel (this will be my A2 Card Base). The Positive Die Cut Embossed Circle will be by my largest layer for my circle card. Then I went to work die-cutting my circle layers for both cards in white card stock and a black and white pattern from the Black and White Patterns Slimline Paper Pad.
Die Cutting | The Circle Card Base: I really enjoy creating circle shaped cards, especially with floral elements. For my circle base, I used a circle die that is slightly smaller than my largest circle frame (the black cardstock circle die cut). Then I added the circle die to the top fold of an A2 portrait card base, leaving a little edge from the circle off the card for a partial cut.
Stamping & Coloring: I stamped all of the images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I colored all of my images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and cut using the coordinating dies.
Flower Assembly: For the flower bunches, I arranged and rearranged and arranged and rearranged them until I liked how the pieces layered together. To keep the flower bunches together, I covered the die cut flower pieces with Press’N Seal, turned it over and taped a few of the pieces together along with added foam adhesive squares. I turned the flower bunches over (still with the Press’N Seal in place and adhered the flower bunches to the circles and carefully removed the Press n’ Seal.
Sentiment Strip | Happy Mother’s Day: The sentiments are from the A Sentiment for (almost) Everything Stamp Set that I stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder and stamped on white with black ink. Tip: For dimension, I use thin foam adhesive strips to adhere smaller sentiment strips to my cards.
Final Assembly: To complete the A2 card, I adhered the Black Circle Embossed Card Panel to a card base. Then I layered all of the circle embossed pieces to the card panel using liquid and foam adhesive. To complete the Circle Shaped Card, I layered the pieces together with liquid glue (I prefer liquid glue so you have time to reposition the design) and adhered it to the die-cut circle card base.
So there we are friends, a two-fer card set using both positive and negative circle embossed die cuts to create an A2 and Circle Mini Card. Hope you enjoyed my cards today and inspires you to stretch your supplies in fun new ways.
Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!