Hello! Happy Easter! Did the Easter Bunny arrive at your place? Easter chocolate is my favourite so I always make sure to buy a little extra to keep me going through the next couple of months.
I’m hopping today with my friends from around the world. We’re sharing projects using the Many Messages stamp set and coordinating Messages Dies.
Although this stamp set can stand alone in its use, I think it’s best used to complement other themes and sets in your collection. It’s a one-stop shop for all occasions sentiments. But, since this hop is all about this bundle, I’ve tried to incorporate more than just the greetings by using the dies to create a background mosaic as well.
The first card uses the pretty purples in the range to create a ‘magical’ themed card. To coordinate with the styling of the sentiments, I’ve paired with the Hippo Happiness stamp set & dies.
The base is Purple Posy cardstock – sized at 5″ wide and 6-1/8″ long – to accommodate the full die set. I am trying to be more flexible with my card sizing this year and this was the perfect opportunity. I’ve double layered all those die cuts, using the negative to space them as per the layout on the die plate. The double layer gives nice depth and texture without the full height of dimensionals.
The rainbow is cut using different patterns from the range of DSP stacks I have in my collection – past, future and current. The colours are Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy. They are layered on a vellum circle and finished with a heart from the Be Mine Stitched Dies. The rainbow is a cut file I used on my Cameo. You could easily cut something simliar by hand. If you have an e-cutter and would like this gorgeous pattern, you can purchase it from On the Beach Boutique.
The second card uses the same styling but in different colours and another flexible card size.
This card base is Thick Basic White cardstock in 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and I’ve again used tone-on-tone for the die cut background.
The rainbow is Magneta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Goregeous Grape and Bumblebee – and from the DSP stack that is coming up in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue which gets released in May. They were a special pre-purchase available in demonstrators during Sale-A-Bration or part of the starter kit for demonstrators who joined during Sale-A-Bration.
Do you have a favourite? Ombre purples or the bright rainbow?
There really is sentiments to suit a whole range of occasions. The sentments are all on one large stamp and the die plate is also one full piece so you do all the hard work in on motion (well two – stamp once, cut once!). Use some immediately and then save the rest for when you get a quick greeting on a card.
To see how the rest of the crew used the range of sentiments, please keep hopping. The next stop is the gorgeous Ann Schach is the USA.
Thanks for hopping with us today. To see the full line up of amazing designers, please visit the main Stamp Review Crew blog.
Have a great week!