With temperatures passing the 20 degree C mark here in Vancouver over the weekend, I think it’s safe to say goodbye to winter and break out the warmer weather clothes. Spring is always such a funny season here because it doesn’t last long and tends to bring a whoooole lotta showers, but as inconvenient as rain can be, the blooms are truly gorgeous.
When I first saw the Pigment Craft Co Spring Floral stamp set, I was head-over-heels in love. I’ll bet that every crafter has a go-to fave floral stamp set in their stash, and this is very quickly becoming mine. The two cards I’ve got to share today feature it in two ways, along with the coordinating dies, and the Spring Floral Background Stamp + Stencil Bundle.
For the first card, I began by stamping an assortment of blooms and leaves from the Spring Floral Stamp Set in purple, yellow and green. I love that this set comes with the solid flower images as well as outlines, so you can do your outlines in one shade, followed by another to color it in. The coordinating dies make cutting the images out super quick and easy.
With my stamping platform out, I also created my background panel with the Spring Floral Background Stamp, using light gray ink so that it would add just a bit of subtle interest. Next, I heat embossed the letters for ‘hooray’ from the Dashing Fonts and Dashing Mini Fonts stamp sets in white on kraft cardstock. I’m VERY into these two alpha sets (and their coordinating dies) because the letters are the perfect size for A2 cards – not too big, not too small, and you can mix and match them together.
With my pieces all ready to go, it was time for adhering. I secured my little flower arrangements with double-sided tape, then used skinny foam strips behind my ‘hooray’ so that they’d pop forward. To ensure the letters were properly centered, I positioned them right side facing down, in a straight line on a piece of good old Glad Press’n’Seal (fabulous for temporarily adhering things!) Once they were evenly spaced, I peeled the backing off the foam strips, then flipped the piece of Press’n’Seal over so that the letters were facing right-side up. This made it super easy to hover the sentiment over my background panel, drop it right in the middle, then carefully peel the Press’n’Seal away. I backed that entire panel with foam tape, mounted it on my card base, and finished the card with a few silver confetti bits.
Moving on to the second card, this one uses the Spring Floral background stamp too, but this time, with the stencil. Sticking to the same color palette as before, I stenciled the flowers with purple, yellow and green ink before stamping on top in black. (I rarely use black on my cards, but really liked the contrast it provided here.)
I used some scrap cardstock in the same colors to create 3 stripes to span the width of the card, then heat embossed the ‘hello’ from the Dashing Sentiments Stamp Set. After running that through my die cutting machine with the coordinating die, I backed the letters with foam strips (yes, again!) and adhered them across the stripes, tucking a few leftover leaves from the first card behind. As you probably expected, that panel got the foam tape treatment before I stuck it onto my card base, and again, finished with some silver confetti.
And that was it! I can’t wait to use Pigment’s Spring Floral set in even more ways. If we haven’t already, let’s connect on Instagram – I’m @mycraftyperspective, and am excited to see what you guys have been creating too!