Tasteful Backgrounds with Inspiring Iris

Today’s card is the 4th and final card in my Tasteful Background Dies series.  It’s really been a lot f fun creating with these dies.  While I like all three dies in the set, I think the flower die shown below is my favorite. It’s such a happy die.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Background Dies, Inspiring Iris stamp set, Stampin' Studio

This time I paired the Tasteful Background Dies with the Inspiring Iris stamp set.  I stamped the outline image in Memento Ink then stamped the flower image in Highland Heather and the leaves in Mossy Meadow.  Both the flowers and the leaves were stamped off once to give a lighter shade of these colors.  Once my stamping was done, I ran the cardstock through my die cutting machine with the Tasteful Background Die.  This piece was then layered on Highland Heather, then on Whisper White and finally on the Gorgeous Grape card base.  The addition of the Gorgeous Grape Noble Peacock Rhinestones finishes the card off just right.

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Tasteful Background Dies with Daisy Lane

We’re onto day 3 of the Tasteful Background Dies.  This time I’ve paired it with the Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating Medium Daisy Punch.  If you missed my first two shares with the Tasteful Background Dies click the links below.

Day 1

Day 2

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Background Dies, Daisy Lane Bundle, Stampin' Studio

We’ve got a few different techniques going on with this card so let me explain.  For the first technique, Colored Embossing, I stamped the stem and the sentiment from the Daisy Lane stamp set with VersaMark on the Basic Black cardstock and embossed it with Whisper White Embossing Powder.  The next step, to add color to the stem and sentiment, is to color over the cooled embossed images with Stampin’ Blends.  I used Dark Old Olive for the stem and Dark Mango Melody for the sentiment.  Next I added a piece of the Daffodil Delight Gingham print, from the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers, to the backside of the die cut area.  This allowed the gingham print to show through.  The second technique on the card is the Paper Piecing.  I used the Tasteful Background die to cut out 6 flower petals from a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then attached the 6 petals over the gingham print using the Multi-Purpose Glue.  I really like the contrast of the white and black along with the gingham print.  The flower is made by punching 2 flowers from Whisper White using the Medium Daisy Punch.  I curled the petals down using a Bone Folder, then layered the flowers on top of one another.  The flower is finished off with a Perennial Essence Floral Center. 

So, the question of the day….have I convinced you yet, that you NEED the Tasteful Background Dies?  If you’re still not sure check back tomorrow when I share the 4th card in this series.  If you’re ready to order now, just click on the photos below.


Tasteful Backgrounds Dies with Seaside Notions

For today’s card, I knew I wanted to add a little pizzazz, so instead of a solid color peeking through, i decided to put designer paper behind the cut out of the Tasteful Background dies.  I love the way it looks, how about you? 

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Background Dies, Seaside Notions stamp set, Stampin' Studio

Color Combo

As I was playing around with the die and various stamp sets to use, I thought the die looked a little like seashells, so I went for the Seaside Notions stamp set.  The inspiration for my color palette comes from the Woven Thread Designer Series Paper and the colors worked great with the stamped images.  I stamped the coral in Calypso Coral and colored it in with a Blender Pen.  The sea horse is stamped in Seaside Spray, colored with a Blender Pen and cut out with Paper Snips.  The shell is stamped in Crumb Cake and colored with an Aqua Painter for a softer shade.

I hope you’re enjoying this series of posts on the Tasteful Background Dies.  If you missed card using the dies, you can view it HERE

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