Hello, friends! I'm sharing two cards today for this week's Papertrey Ink Transformation Tuesday! There's no doubt about it; I LOVE coordinating dies to go with my stamps! While I was happy with my original card, I didn't use the dies when I made it! For today's Transformation Tuesday, I chose to create some extra dimension and detail by using the dies and adding some of the other included images to create a sweet gardening scene!
I am always in need of thank you cards and these are just perfect for the season!
This is my old card that I made for the last Stamp-a-faire using the Community Garden stamp set! I used the same layout, but really added some extra dimension with my NEW designs!
You can really see that using the dies allows the design spring to life! To begin the new design, I die cut the lattice trellis using the Community Garden dies and stamped it in white using Fresh Snow ink. I also die cut the roses, garden scissors, seed packets, and gloves and used my mini MISTI to get them stamped. I had originally planned on putting the pink flowers on the pink scalloped card and the yellow flowers on the yellow card, but in the end, I decided to "transform" that part as well! ha ha! I had stamped everything so dark in the original card to get it to show up on the Kraft cardstock, so I used some lighter colors for the transformation. It also allowed me to use lighter colors for the scallops, which I like.
Because I didn't use die cuts on my original design, I needed to "fill" the space by the flowers so I chose to use the heat embossed sentiment on vellum. That particular sentiment is from the You Made My Day stamp set and I really love it, but I just couldn't make it work for today's new designs since I added the extra stamped images. I decided to use another one of my favorite sentiment sets for today's cards; Never Enough: Thanks. It fit perfectly on the Pierced Feature Frames and I decided to stamp it in black for some contrast.I also opted to add a white center rather than the Kraft center. I liked how it made the images pop a little bit better! I did end up by using the inside portion from the Kraft frames by stamping another one of the sentiments on them and adding them to the inside of the cards for a polished look.
I used the Scallop Stackers: Large Die to create the border for the two cards. I also added the Jute Button Twine around the top like I did in the original card because I think it gives the design a "gardening" feel as well. A trio of sparkling clear sequins finish off these two thank you cards. Thanks for fluttering by!