Today we're creating with Stampin'Up! Quiet Meadow + Watercolor Shapes & a Secret Twist. I love silhouette dies and creating fun backgrounds over which they just pop off the project. The Quiet Meadow and coordinating dies (Meadow dies) are perfect for the late summer and autumn.
Today we're creating a background using the Watercolor Shapes (and later I'll show you a secret about using these stamps)...here's today's design
& a closer look at the background...
The Early Espresso silhouette die cut provides a super contrast to the lighter Pale Papaya. The brushed metallic dots add a bit of shine along with the Vanilla/gold ribbon--this is the ribbon that takes on the underlying color beneath it. This feature makes it a delightful embellishment to have in your stash.
Now, I promised you a secret twist to using the Watercolor Shapes...re-looking at the above you will remember that these background stamps provide a shading built into the stamp itself. This is very lovely and provides texture and interest. However, if you take the stamp off the block (clean it first) and adhere the 'good side' to the block--you can now stamp with the backside....and when you do...this is what happens....
Yes, the shape no longer has the shading and now provides a smooth circle over which our silhouette is in great contrast. Isn't that fun--you have 2 stamps in one--making this a reversible stamp set because you can do this little trick with all the stamps in this set.
OK, drop me a comment--which do you prefer?
I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.
Stop back by Tuesday to see what other design we have using the Meadow dies.
Remember: If you use this month's host code (SVADB3GK) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).
1. Cut Pale Papaya 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).
2. Cut Early Espresso 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to cardfront with liquid glue
3. Cut Papaya 4 7/8 X 3 5/8
*Stamp 3 overlapping Watercolor Shapes circles in Pale Papaya ink (see photo)
*Put stamped layer through Timeworn Type embossing folder.
*Die cut flower & butterfly (Meadow dies) from Espresso; adhere over circles.
4. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 X 1/2; stamp verse in Early Espresso; adhere near flower stem with dimensionals
5. Adhere 1 large & 2 small brushed gold dots (see photo).
6. Cut approximately 8" vanilla/gold ribbon, tie in bow and adhere to stem with a glue dot.
Your card is ready for sending!
Supplies: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order supplies now!