Sunday, 3 April 2016

Floral Die Cutting

It's my Auntie's birthday today so my card today is for her and as she loves flowers I decided to go down the floral route via the medium of die cuts!

I started with the Paper Smooches Single Rose die and added smaller flowers and the ribbon banner from Bountiful Blooms die from Wplus9.   I die cut them all from white card covered on the rear with Stick-It to make it easy to adhere all the pieces to my final design and then shaded them with copics for added realism rather than just cutting them from flat coloured card.  Both these die sets  have both solid and outline images but I chose to use just the solid parts for this design.  Auntie is from the ever useful Kinfolk stamp set by Paper Smooches.

The polka dot border is also by Paper Smooches and is brand new and will be in store later today or tomorrow.  I added some bright pink behind them to make them pop and added a little soft blue wash around the flowers for the same reason.  It doesn't show well in the photo but I finished the roses with glossy accents to make them stand out as the main focus.


  • The latest couple of releases plus massive restocks from Paper Smooches are here and I am currently wading my way through them.  Will get them in store as soon as I can later today or tomorrow.
  • MFT's April release is in transit and will be in store when they release on Tuesday.
  • We have some Echo Park papers and dies which will be live in the next couple of days also.
  • We have restocks in transit from Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn and they will be here mid-week.
  • We have the latest release and restocks from Winnie and Walter in transit.
  • Wplus9 have a new release pending and that will ship later this week along with restocks (yes including Ranunculus but wait until you see this month's bouquet!!!!)
  • We are still waiting for Altenew to ship our order - it was due to ship on Tuesday last week but still hasn't moved.
  • We are waiting on Hero Arts restocks which are due "early April" to our UK distributor.


  1. Thanks for the update Tara and all the regular inspiration!

  2. Lovely card Tara! Can't wait for the altenew order to arrive, will there be restocks? :)

    1. Yes some but not everything as it's hard to get hold of at the minute

  3. What a pretty card! Thanks for the stock updates too:)


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