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Wed 21

Introducing…The Gracious Floral Summer Release by Jean Okimoto


Welcome a new season with our fresh new Gracious Floral release!  It's a coordinated collection of clear stamps, dies, layering stencils and a 3D embossing folder - perfect for cards, invitations, layouts and mixed media designs. Hi, Jean here - with the first of many Gracious Floral projects from our Design Team.


Stamp the beautiful floral design on medium-weight white vellum with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss the design with detail white embossing powder.  

Flip both the stamped/embossed vellum and the layering stencils over to their reverse sides and brush or daub the design with Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are twisted citron, bundled sage, kitsch flamingo, spun sugar and dried marigold.  Set it aside to dry.  Adding colors to the reverse side protects the glossy white embossing and lets the image stand out.

Stamp the greeting on natural cardstock with Pearlescent Orchid Brilliance and dry the ink.  Diecut the greeting.  Glue two pieces of natural cardstock together and diecut the greeting shape again - then layer it behind the stamped greeting for dimension.

Diecut the 3-¼" wide Curved Cap Pinpoint Layer.

Diecut the floral design.  Attach it to the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layer with narrow strips of doublestick tape.  The tape won't be visible behind the vellum and Distress Oxides.

Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (4-½"x 6-¼").  Add pale pink Pastel Jewels.  Cut an A6-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.


You'll discover many ways to combine the versatile design elements in our new release.  Have fun creating summer projects - they'll be beautiful in soft pastels, summer brights, or contemporary color combos.

Thanks for visiting...can't wait to see what Anne's designing for our next post!





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