I needed to make a sympathy card recently and I pulled out the Simon Says Stamp Spring Blooms Corner that I had not yet used. I really like these silhouette type of dies, and I'm planning to use it for more cards in the future.
I first cut a panel of 80# white Nina cardstock with The Greetery Crimped Frame die to get the size just right. I then cut the panel with the Spring Blooms Corner. I placed the cut panel over a background that I had previously made using alcohol inks and glossy white cardstock. I had not found anything to use the panel with until this card. It had just the right tones to create a colorful floral mix.
These are some of the things I used. The background showing below was one of the shaving cream backgrounds I made awhile back (you can see a post where I show how to make shaving cream backgrounds here).
I stamped the white panel with a Magenta Sympathy stamp, and mounted both pieces onto a white base card. I made two more, since Sympathy is the hardest kind of card for me to make.
I also had a birthday card to make, and this die can easily make a card for almost any occasion. The card this time is for a friend for whom I always make a black and white card. I actually think it looks classy in black and white.
At the end I added a few black acrylic dots from my stash.
Magenta Products Used:
|07.928.I With Sympathy|
Other Products Used:
Simon Says Stamp sssd112325 Spring Blooms Corner
Poppy Stamps 2437 Happy Birthday Poe Script
The Greetery Crimped Frame die
Various backgrounds from my stash
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock
PTI True Black Cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black ink