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Wed 22

Cut Up Rose Bouquet
by Trina Pham

Hello there.  I’ve been at a crafting retreat this past week and sadly, today is the final day.  We had six jam packed days of playing with different products and techniques.  One of the techniques we tried, and one that I’ve wanted to try, was Jennifer McGuire’s  Cut Up Stamping.  I knew the gorgeous Rose Bouquet stamp set from the April release would be perfect to use for it and I was right.  I ended up with three cards!


The gist of the technique is to cut strips from stamped panels and then pop up sections with fun foam to add dimension and interest.  For my first card, I stamped the bouquet with Copic friendly black ink on X-press It cardstock then coloured it in with Copics.


Next, the sentiment from Big and Little Words stamp set was stamped in black on the card base using the MISTI.  Adhered the coloured panel with temporary adhesive to the card base, then stamped the sentiment on that.  


Trimmed the sentiment from the coloured panel and assembled with fun foam.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers to finish.


The same steps were repeated for my second card, but in contrast to the first, I kept it monochromatic.  


The bouquet was black heat embossed on Bristol paper and the sentiment was white heat embossed on a black card base.


And finally my third card was created slightly different than the first two.


The bouquet was stamped with Copic friendly black ink on X-press It cardstock in opposite corners and the area between them was coloured in with a B28 Copic Sketch marker.


Cut up the panel in a grid pattern then added the Happy Jotted diecut sentiment to finish.



This truly is a fun and easy technique and the possibilities are endless, especially with the Rose Bouquet stamp.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day. 






Wow what striking cards, so vibrant and that beautiful rose bouquet stamp sure does lend itself to this eye catching technique. Fabulous inspiration, thank you x Glad the retreat went well x

Oh wow!!! On your blog I haven't how you realized the design, how FABULOUS!! Really impressive and modern! Love the idea and your cards! Thanks for the inspiration, I will have a try! :)

Great cards Trina, so nice to see how different you can make one stamp look on card.
This was such a fun technique at the retreat :)

What fabulous cards, Trina. This is a great post to show three ways to use the same stamp and three ways to cut up the panel. Love all three, but needless to say, the blue one is my favourite!

this stamp set was totally perfect with these techniques, all lovely cards

Great work with this fun technique that we learned from Nancy at the retreat. Love the variations you've used and how the cards all look so different. It looks totally amazing with your rose bouquet stampings.

Three beautiful cards, Trina! I enjoyed watching you create them!

OMG, these three have all different wonderful designs and color schemes, using the rose bouquet stamp. Fantastic job, Trina! Love the Gorgeous coloring of the first one, cool monochromatic beauty of the second, and the striking blue tile-like grid pattern of the third one! Hideko xx

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