Welcome back to day 2 of reveals for the Fresh Air Collection from The Greetery! I know you all fell in love with yesterday's new products and today will be no different! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments; you really are the best! Today's products are so much fun to work with and will blend nicely with so many of your previous purchases! Don't forget to leave a comment here today for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Greetery Shop. Also, make sure to head to the other designers' blogs to see how they've used these products as well!
My first card uses the same Painterly Stripes background that I used on yesterday's cards! It won't be the last time you see it, either! LOL! The soft pink background sets the stage nicely to add the new die cut Sentiment Starters die ***please note, because of manufacturing issues and COVID-19, this die will be delayed***. There will be a few issues like this, but I will be sure to note them in my post! I used the amazing new Alpha Alignment guide to get all of my letters straight. This will be a wonderful tool to keep on hand to make your sentiments and alphabets straight and neat.
The Sentiment Starters die is perfect to get your phrase or greeting started and then you can highlight the focus word by using the new Alphabuds: Slim stamp set and matching die collection. These are SO MUCH FUN to work with and you'll be wanting to create all kinds of sentiment specific cards with them.
Each of my cards that I created with the Alphabuds collection uses the Backer dies; these are the background pieces that have the flowers and foliage stamped on them. They also use the Slim dies; I die cut all of my letters from specialty gold paper. I also used the flowers and foliage from the stamp set, but not the actual letter stamps, if that makes sense. This is a fun collection that you can mix and match in all kinds of ways. The dies also come with the ability to die cut the individual floral/foliage sprays; you can see an example in the center of the postage stamp image in the corner. The postage stamp images are all from the previously released Pretty Postmarks stamp set and I die cut the stamps using the Pretty Postmarks die collection. I've used these quite a bit for this release!
My second card uses both the Sentiment Starters die collection as well as the Alphabuds again, but this time I paired them with the new Floral Background Rubber stamp. This is such a fun and easy way to create a beautiful floral background in any color you can imagine...or ink that you have! LOL!
I continued on with the postal theme by using the Postal Frames Die as well as the fun Signed and Sealed Stamp Set. The envelope is heat embossed in gold and then I used the coordinating Signed and Sealed die collection for the liner and envelope.
My third and final card for today takes the background up a notch by using the AMAZING new Fresh Floral Stamp, Stencil, and die. *** die delayed*** This is similar to the Easter Jubilee kit as it has both stencils and stamps to make the entire background come together!
Once I had the background made, I couldn't decide how to dress it up. The background by itself is just beautiful; I keep dreaming up more and more color combinations that I can't wait to try! I tried to use minimal products to allow a lot of the background to show. In the end, I chose to use the Alphabuds and the Sentiment Starters dies once again.
I stamped the Speed Tagging Christmas Rubber Stamp and then die cut it using the coordinating Speed Tagging Christmas Rubber Stamp dies. I just love how wonderfully it pairs with this new background collection. I also used the smallest die from the Nordic Frames dies to "ground" the tag.
Well, this concludes the reveals for day 2. I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today! Please join me again tomorrow for the 3rd and final day of the countdown! You're gonna love it! Thanks for fluttering by!