Hi, hello! We’re back today with more of the The Greetery’s Spring Market release to share! This is the Day 2 blog hop and tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28 the entire collection goes live in the store at 10 am, EDT.
You should be arriving here from Angelica’s blog again, but if not, you can click back to the start of the hop at The Greetery’s blog. A complete hop list can be found at the end of this post.
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Today we are showcasing the BotaniCuts Tulips dies, Market Baskets dies and sentiments, Holding Hands stamps and dies, Flower Market Bouquet stamps and dies and the Fond of Foliage background stamp, plus a few older sets that I’ve included on my cards.
My first card is simple yet elegant, using the Fond of Foliage background stamp and the BotaniCuts Tulips dies, as well as the Fit to Be Tied dies from last year.
I began by stamping the Fond of Foliage background stamp onto a Neenah Natural A2 cardstock panel with Altenew Limestone ink.
Next, I die cut the pieces of the tulip from the BotaniCuts Tulips die set, as well as the bow from the Fit To Be Tied die set, all from heavy weight white cardstock, then added color with Altenew Dye inks and blending brushes. I followed the included instructions to assemble the flowers, then adhered the bow overtop.
I stamped a greeting from the Market Baskets Sentiments stamps onto a mini tag and tied it around the flowers. (Ink colors used for blending are listed below in the LinkDeli list).
My next card features the Flower Market Bouquet stamps and dies, and the Holding Hands stamps and dies.
I started by stamping all the stamp layers for the large bouquet, then stamped and die cut each of the additional flowers and stems in the Flower Market set.
Then I die cut the hands and bracelet and stamped each with the detailed stamps that coordinate, the fingernails, knuckles, ring and silver chain. The choices for ways to accessorize the arms with three different kinds of sleeves and hands as shown, plus options for items to put in the hands, are varied!
I positioned the arms coming in from the side of the card front, and tucked the flower bouquet components into the hands. Two extra tulips and two stems are added to the layered stamped bouquet in the background, with foam tape behind the blooms to give them extra dimension in the bouquet.
I die cut two layers of heavy-weight white cardstock using the Let’s Have a Word: Congrats die cut, and stacked and adhered them together to the card front. I can’t wait to try other ways of using these hands to suggest gifting and receiving!
My last card may well be my most favorite yet! I used the Market Baskets Dies and coordinating stamps for the labels, along with more of the Always In Bloom stamps and dies, and greenery from previously released stamps and dies.
There are three different sizes of baskets in the die set and I used the two larger ones for this card. I began by die cutting the “wire” baskets and coloring them with Copic markers. For the basket liners, I die cut from white cardstock, blended some Morning Frost ink to add shadows and age, then stamped the larger basket liner with the Fond of Foliage stamp set and Evening Gray ink, and the medium basket liner, blending a design with a small print stencil from my stash.
I stamped sentiments with the coordinating tiny stamps on the basket labels and adhered them on too. The larger basket is filled with greenery die cut from the Macra-Made Fillers die set, and the medium basket uses a variety of leaves from other previously released sets including Print Shop Floral Frames and Birthday Blooms.
Finally, I assembled a small bouquet made up of stamped die cuts from the Always In Bloom and a wrapped tie from the Fit to Be Tied die set. The sentiment on the top corner of the card is from the Holding Hands set.
Your next stop on the hop is Wanda’s blog where you’ll find even more to inspire you! As well, there’s a Day 2 giveaway – check out the photo below! Drool, right!?
Giveaway Day 2: Two prize packages!
- Entire April release collection.
- One winner will be chosen from the blog comments (including DT blogs), the other winner will be chosen from Instagram comments on The Greetery’s Instagram.
- Comments for giveaways will close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, April 27. Winners for all will be announced on The Greetery blog on Wednesday, 4/28 at 7am EDT.
Complete Hop List:
2. Norine – You are here.
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