The Greetery – Lily & Palm Release Blog Hop

Hello, hi! Wow, nothing for a week and then two big posts in one day! It’s too much to handle amirite?? I’m taking a quick break from splashing in the pool with our adorable grand-babies, who are visiting this week from Minnesota, to show you some of the projects made with the latest Greetery stamps and dies and to participate in a Blog Share with The Greetery team. If you’re looking for the Altenew release post, click here, but don’t leave without checking out The Greetery’s new release first!

This new release is predominantly Easter related, but as usual with The Greetery designs, is versatile enough to cover a wide variety of other card giving occasions.

The first card I’m sharing today is made with the Easter Jubilee “kit”. There are 3-step stencils, stamps and a die bundled together to create the mini kit that makes this card.

I began by stenciling the leaves and stems with one stencil, then the tulips with a second stencil. Next, I stamped the coordinating stamps for the leaves, stems and flowers.

The third step of stenciling is the area behind the die cut letters. I skipped that layer/step with the first card above and just die cut the letters and placed them in the center of the un-colored area, but you can see how it looks above with the background stenciled in a kraft color.

For both cards, I die cut the word “easter”, positioned and adhered it in the space fitted for it, and stamped the word “greeting” in black ink, die cut it with the accompanying banner die and added it to the sentiment word. I trimmed the card panel and matted it with an A2 sized cardstock to match the die cut letters.

And you BotaniCuts lovers can put your hands together for the latest set of buildable dies, the BotaniCuts Lily and BotaniCuts Palm! I used them to make a sympathy card today, although they would make a lovely Easter card too.

I die cut all the pieces for the large and small lily, then watercolor painted them pink, including the bloom die cut. I did the same with the leaves from the BotaniCuts Lily set and the palm die cuts from the BotaniCuts Palm set.

I stamped the sentiment and die cut the cross from the Caring Cross set from white cardstock and added some dimension by layering it with foam tape on the back. I layered all the flowers and leaves over the cross opening and adhered them in place. I trimmed the card panel and layered it over top a grey cardstock card panel then added it to a white cardstock card base.

This card is a blend of stamp and die sets from a few different releases. I began by stamping a sentiment from the January release called Pretty Postmarks Stamp Set. I trimmed the edges in a random irregular hexagon shape, rubbed the edges with Versamark ink and heated them with gold embossing powder.

I popped up the sentiment with foam tape again, then combined some watercolor painted and die cut palm fronds from the BotaniCuts Palm set, a leafy branch from the Inside and Out Berry Branch and a stamped and die cut stem from the Simple Things stamp and die set, clustered them together and adhered them to some patterned paper from my stash.

Next, I die cut the word “happy” from white cardstock and heat embossed it three times with gold embossing powder to get that thick and substantial looking word die cut which I layered overtop of the leaves and stems.

My last card is one that incorporates a couple of the BotaniCuts Palm die cuts stamped with the Tranquility Ink colors from Altenew, with the layered Caring Cross stencil and stamp set that has been die cut and popped up with more foam tape.

I’ve layered the stenciled, stamped and die cut elements not mini graph patterned paper and added a few enamel dots to complete this card.

This release will be live in The Greetery store (tomorrow) at 10:00am EST on February 14! (As well, all out-of-stock dies have recently been restocked!) Be sure to check each of the other designers blogs to see how they’ve used these same products, and leave a comment while you’re there, for a chance to win one of TWO $25 Greetery Gift Certificates! Winners will be announced at 10:00am EST on February 14.

Participating Blogs:

Kay Miller

Laurie Willison

  Dawn McVey

Heather Nichols

Keeway Tsao

Angelica Conrad

Lizzie Jones

Kelly Lunceford

Norine Borys – You are here.

Wanda Guess

I’m headed back to the pool now! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

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