This week, I’ve been playing with the Forever Lovely stamp set and the coordinating dies, Lovely Flowers. Whilst at first glance, this seems like a Valentine’s set with the hearts and sentiments, it’s actually quite a versatile set and is ideal for birthday, Mother’s Day, sympathy, get well, anniversary, wedding cards or even wedding invitations.
To begin with, I just used two of the dies, the fancy floral one and the floral edge one, to create simple two coloured cards bases. The die produces a small amount of embossing on one side of the image but then cuts the other side to give a really interesting edge to the card.
The next one I tried out was to cut the floral die, then cut it again in two different colours and inlay the tiny pieces to create a coloured floral panel. I really like the way this turned out.
The different colour combinations really change the feel of the card despite them being exactly the same design. The inlaid card could have had the fancy edge too.
I deliberately left them all blank so I can use them for any occasion that may crop up…..just simply stamp and go!
Lastly, I used the stamp set which has 2 stamps, one floral and the other foliage, which will sit under the floral die cut. I used these stamps and the various dies to create this card for my parents who were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary, adding in numbers cut out of gold glimmer paper.
The die cut frames the flowers when the card is closed….
…but then provides a fancy edge when it is opened exposing the nicely decorated inside.
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