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Wed 08

Blog Blitz…Introducing the New Antique Leaf Label and Scribble Roses Outline and Background
by Jean Okimoto


Welcome to our Garden Bouquet Collection Blog Blitz!  Here's a trio of  beautiful new botanical dies perfect for garden greetings - Antique Leaf Label, Scribble Roses Background and Scribble Roses Outline.  The greeting is from our new Open Studio Rose Bouquet Clear Stamps Set.  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple watercolored design ready for any occasion.  I love artsy, round flowers - and the "dark floral" look that seems to reappear each spring.  Overlapping layers of Peerless Watercolors fall into place between the delicate details of the Scribble Roses Outline dies.


Cut Scribble Roses Background from watercolor paper - leave the diecuts in the offcut and tape them lightly on the reverse side  so they're easier to handle.  Paint them with loose, overlapping layers of pink, peach and yellow watercolors.  Heat-set them, then define the different shades with a wet paintbrush.    Paint a scrap of watercolor paper for a greetings background. Dry the watercolors

Cut the Scribble Roses Outline and Antique Leaf Label from white cardstock.  Save the leaves - we'lll need 5 for the card.

Stamp the greeting - from the Rose Bouquet Clear Stamp Set - with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then diecut the label.

Assemble the roses, then attach the diecuts to a top-folded card of Rock Candy cardstock.  Add clear gem stickers and a few of the diecut leaves. 


Here's a great new feature Dave's added to several of the new dies - little arrows on the offcuts indicating the tops of some of the floral dies.  Just draw a pencilmark on the back of the diecut at the arrow and the guessing is over!

It was hard to pick a die for our blitz giveaway because there are so many great designs to chose from!  I decided to pick the Antique Leaf Label because it's so versatile and easy to use - and I'll be using it often here on the blog. Would you like a chance to win your own Antique Leaf Label die? Add a comment to this post by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 12th.  One winner will be selected at random to win the new die.  All winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, May 13th at 6pm EST.  Good luck, and I hope you will visit us often this week!


Big thanks to everyone from last weekend's STASH CARDS - BIRTHDAYS HAPPEN class at Impress!  Hope you like the cards and techniques!  Enjoy making more class cards at home with the packet of extras from my stash.  Thanks Erin and Lynne for helping us fill those shopping baskets!

Looking for something to do on Mother's Day?  Join us for another ASIA NOW class at Impress - we're making 6 contemporary Asian cards - and using a lot of Memory Box and Poppystamps designs.  

Impress is celebrating Mom and Ladies Day at Tukwila too - Moms and ladies receive a 30% discount on one item of their choice on Sunday, May 12th.   Take advantage of that great deal and buy one of the Memory Box dies you've been eyeing.

Thanks very much for stopping by - be sure to comment on all of the Design Team's blog blitz posts for a chance to win great prizes from our latest collection!






Beautiful card! Love all the new dies!

Love this new die and how you used it Jean - lovely work TFS

Wow cada día hay Bellezas que me encanta las tarjetas el detalle obsequio para Mamá. Súper enamorada de los Dies.

My goodness this is such a lovely card. These dies are just perfect for all of the seasons. Wonderful, wonderful sets. Thanks for sharing. :)

Gorgeous card!! Really liking all these fabulous flower frames!!!

Pretty card! I LOVE that leaf label die!

Beautiful label die and scribble roses! Pretty card!

I am loving all of the new dies in this release. They are all so pretty. And your card is just gorgeous.

These are wonderful dies and coordinating stamp set, so versatile for mant techniques! Love the color choices today!

love the combination of the 2 dies.

I totally adore these new products & your gorgeous card! How great to have the top of dies indicated!

Very lovely card!! These dies are wonderful!!

Beautiful card! Thanks for the hints about the top of the roses! All of these label dies are great, offering so many possibilities!

The card is beautiful and I love the simpleness, even though several dies were used. The leaf die can be used all year round.

Those scribbled roses are beautiful....wonderful colors!

Gorgeous card & beautiful dies.

Very pretty flowers and colors.

Lovely card and colors. I love the new dies

Swoooooon! I've always loved scribble flowers, and to have them in a die is fantastic! And the new label dies are really fun, too!

Wow! Very elegant dies, love their Art Deco feel and your card looks very classy!That leaves label it's very versatile and just perfect for CAS cards!

Simple and elegant!

Great card! I love how the flowers look so vibrant against the gray.

Loce everything about your card, especially your chosen colors. That gray really makes the card bounce back at one. Great inspiration!!

I was just trying to decide whether to use a dark or light grey card base for a project. I think it is such an under rated colour. This card is gorgeous and I love how the roses pop against the elegant clean base. Hugz

Looks like a handy little dye!

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