The Greetery – Leaf and Blade Cards – Day 1

Hello, hello! We have a new release from The Greetery that goes live on Friday, and I know you’re going to be so excited to see what’s coming! Today we are blog hopping to share the inspiring projects made with the Day 1 products. If you’re arriving here from Kelly Lunceford’s blog, you’re right where you should be. Otherwise you can just click back to the start of the hop at The Greetery Blog.

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The sets we are showcasing today are:

Pampas Grass stamp set + die

BotaniCuts Wheat die

BotaniCuts Ginkgo die

Layered Leaves stamp set + die

Grace upon Grace stamp set/hot foil

My first card is a slimline – a size I chose to make so that I could make tall narrow stems-in-jars arrangements without being crowded on an A2 size card.

I combined the BotaniCuts Wheat die cuts and a layer-stamped Pampas Grass die cut with two of the bottles from the Bottled Up stamp and die set.

I die cut a card front panel with the Crimped Slimline Frames dies, cutting from white cardstock and adhering to a seafoam green mat paper, then to a folded card base. I stamped a greeting from the With Love at Christmas stamp set, heat setting with Platinum embossing powder, and added a small sprig of leaves from the Layered Leaves stamp and die set.

Speaking of Layered Leaves, this next card features that stamp and die set along with the Grace Upon Grace stamp. This sentiment set will also be available in a hot foil plate which I am DYING to try! I got the Spellbinders Glimmer system recently, but discovered that I’ll need an extender platform (or something?) to make it work in the Gemini. So that’s whats on my list for tomorrow’s tasks.

The Layering Leaves set is a little different in that it die cuts the stamped image exactly along the edge, no little white halo around the edge. So really, I found that it works best to die cut the shapes, then leave the die cut in place and line up the stamps with the die cut outlines. I also die cut extra layers of scrap white cardstock to stack up for some extra impact.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of colored textured cardstock and heat set with gold embossing powder. Then I used a stitched arc die in my stash to die cut the edge, which I then layered over some patterned paper and used as a guide to position my stamped and layered leaves.

My last card features the BotaniCuts Ginkgo dies, die cut, colored with Copic markers and arranged in the watering can from the Sprinkle With Kindness stamp and die set.

I die cut the extra individual leaves and colored them as well, then creased them along the impression grooves left by the die, then adhered them to the full stems, “fluffing” them for extra dimension. They’ll certainly be flattened in an envelope, but I don’t let that stop me!

For the background, I stamped a card panel with the Windowpane Plaid stamp and some navy ink, then die cut with the Crimped Frame die, then added a birthday greeting stamped with the Sentiment Suite: Birthday stamp set on the same navy cardstock as the card panel mat, and heat set with white embossing powder.

I’m your last stop on the hop, but before you go, a little about the giveaways! Two gift cards of $50 value will be given away today, and another two tomorrow; the winners will be drawn from comments left on The Greetery’s blog post as well as the blog hop comments. Check back again tomorrow for Day 2 of the release reveal blog hop, and then be ready for the release to go live at The Greetery on Friday morning, Sept 10, 10am EDT.

Blog Hop Order:

Laurie Willison

Dawn McVey

Heather Nichols

Angelica Conrad

Kelly Lunceford

Norine Borys – You are here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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