This is one of my favourite creations I’ve made in a while. The stamp is the lovely Bird and Blossom stamp from Stampendous that also has a matching die set too. I started by stamping a selection of flowers and leaves as well as the bird and the branch and coloured them in bright colours using my Koi Brush pens using a waterbrush to get the lovely watercolour effects. I then used the dies to cut them all out – they cut really close!
Next I used the Stampendous Pop-Up die on the blue cardstock and then stamped with a bubble effect stamp in the background in blue ink and stamped and embossed my greeting (a Stampendous stamp). I also used the die on my backing cream card too.
I’ve found it is easier to cut your card slightly larger than needed, use the die and then trim to size – much easier than trying to position the die dead centre. By using the die on both layers, they will easily match up . Then push out the tabs you need and build up your flowers and bird design.