Designer's Tip: The MISTI tool is invaluable when stamping multiple layered images! Start by placing your cardstock in the MISTI, positioning it in one corner. Place the first layer of your stamp set the solid stamp on the cardstock where you want it, then close the lid to pick up the stamp. Ink the stamp with the lightest ink, close the lid and press the stamp in place. Lift up the lid; if your cardstock shifts at all, reposition it in the corner of the tool. Remove the stamp from the lid and place the second layered stamp on your cardstock, positioning it on the stamped image. Close the lid to lift up the stamp, then ink and stamp as before, using the next darkest ink. Repeat this process for the third layered stamp, using the darkest ink for this layer. Since I’m not the best at positioning the stamp layers, I like to stamp extra images, then cut out those that look “perfect” and use them in my designs like die-cuts. If you’re confident and brave enough, you can stamp directly onto your card base!
- Timeless Treasures Double-Sided Paper Pack (link)
- Cardstocks: white (link), rust, olive green
- Layering Dahlias stamp set (link)
- 11 Labels & Trims cutting die set (link)
- 14" of ¼" wide green mesh ribbon (link)
- Green embroidery thread
- Cat’s Eye Queue dye ink pad sets: Reds (link), Yellow/Greens (link)
- ColorBox Thunder pigment ink pad (link)
- MISTI stamping tool (link)
- Die cutting machine (link)
- 3D Crystal Lacquer (link)
- Foam tape (link)
- Adhesive (link)
- 5"x6½" white card & envelope (link)
- For the card front: Turn the card with the fold at the top. Cut 6½"x5" rust cardstock and glue to the front. Cut 6⅜"x4⅞" Timeless Treasures diamonds paper, ink the edges with Thunder, and glue centered on the front.
- Die cut a 6"x4" label from Timeless Treasures mauve paper, a 5⅛"x2⅞" label from rust cardstock, and a 3¾"x1¾" label from ivory tapestry paper. Ink all the edges with Thunder. Stamp “just for you” in the center of the ivory label with Evergreen ink and the leafy vine on each end with Seaweed.
- Glue the mauve label centered on the front, then glue the rust label centered on the mauve label. Glue the ivory label centered on the rust label.
- Follow the directions above to stamp a large layered dahlia on white cardstock using Sweet Melon for the first layer, Watermelon for the second layer, and Merlot for the top layer. Repeat to stamp two 1¾" dahlias and one 1½" dahlia. Stamp the stem on the 1½" dahlia with Seaweed ink.
- Stamp four layered leaves on white cardstock, using Moss Green for the first layer, Seaweed for the second layer, and Evergreen for the top layer. Cut out all the flowers and leaves, leaving a narrow white edge on each. Glue and foam tape the flowers and leaves to the front as shown.
- Make a 4-loop bow and tie the center with thread. Tuck the bow center up under the largest dahlia as shown and glue it in place. Squeeze Crystal Lacquer over the centers of the three flowers and let dry completely.
- For the inside: Die cut a 6"x4" label from Timeless Treasures striped paper and ink the edges with Thunder. Mat on olive cardstock with 1/16" borders, then glue to the inside center. Cut 6½"x1" Timeless Treasures dark teal paper and glue across the inside center.
- Die cut a 4¼"x2⅜" label from Timeless Treasures brown dotted paper and a 3¾"x1¾" label from ivory tapestry paper. Ink the edges of both with Thunder, then stamp “get well really soon” in the center of the ivory label with Evergreen. Stack and glue the labels as shown.
- Repeat the stamping process as for the flowers and leaves on the front, creating one large dahlia, one 1¾" dahlia, and three leaves. Cut out and glue the dahlias and leaves as shown, then cover the flower centers with Crystal Lacquer and let dry.