Saturday, 25 July 2009

Three for the price of one!

These 4in square Fresh-Cut notecards are perfect for putting together quick and easy cards. Here are a few simple ways to use them. Of course, you don't need to use the Fresh Cuts stamp set - you can use any stamps you have.

This first one is the method I use most. I use Versamark to stamp the large image from the co-ordinating Fresh Cuts stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3 ¾” square. Then I do the Poppin’ Pastels technique (click here for details) to chalk the image in various colours. Then I decorate the centre of the flower using whatever I feel like – in this case the 5-Petal Flower punch, the Boho Blossoms punch and a brad. As the notecard is made from the lovely and smooth Whisper White cardstock, it’s perfect for stamping on, too, so here I’ve stamped the corners of the card with Cameo Coral and the spriggy image from the same stamp set. I’ve overstamped the words with Chocolate Chip.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versamark, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin Pastels, Fresh-Cut Notes, 5-Petal punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Rich Regals brads, Moss gingham ribbon

Here’s an even simpler and quicker way – this time I’ve used Designer Series Paper behind the die-cut to create a bolder background. Again layered up with punches and, for a more luxurious feel, a felt flower from the Flower Fusion pack and a rhinestone brad.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Always Artichoke
Paper: Brocade Background
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron
Accessories: Fresh-Cut Notes, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, 5-Petal punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Flower Fusion Felt Flowers, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads

This card is even bolder – with the large image stamped on the front of the card for a change. Behind the aperture I placed some Old Olive cardstock and then layered it with a Pumpkin Pie punched flower and a huge felt flower. Not one to send to a shrinking violet, for sure.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Fresh-Cut Notes, 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – Old Olive, 5-Petal punch, Flower Fusion felt flowers, Circle Fire rhinestone brads

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  1. Gorgeous trio of cards Helen, you've really made me want to go and dust off that set right now! Thanks for the inspiration! Kate x

  2. So, so pretty and even better in real life! Thanks for my card! CC


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