Diagonal Blooms

Diagonal Blooms

Here’s another diagonal fun fold for you using the Stampin’ Up! Accented Blooms Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up!, Accented Blooms

I posted the details for the diagonal cuts and scores here. This is a super easy fold, but it’s so fun to receive!

For this card that we made at classes this month, we embossed the Rich Razzleberry 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. And we learned an important lesson. You need to lay your embossed piece over the card to decide which way you need to cut the embossed layer diagonally. I cut this one the wrong way, so I had to either – a) refold the Whisper White card base so it opens “backwards” (aka “left handed”), or b) adhere the embossed layer wrong side up. We chose option “a.” You can send it to a left handed friend and pretend you made it just for them. It will make them feel special. Trust me – as a left-hander, I always felt extra special when anyone catered to my south paw tendencies. My grandmother always set my place at the table with the fork on the right, and she bought me left-handed scissors. She and my mom also did everything backwards (for them) when they taught me to sew and when they tried to teach me to knit and crochet. If I’m going to continue this amazing tradition of kindness, I guess I’d better start learning to do things backwards so I can teach Amelia, since she’s definitely right-handed.

Of course, you can cut the cardstock first, then emboss, but you still need to make sure you’re embossing the correct sides. And if you cut after embossing, you need to start your cut in the middle. Because the “point” of the diagonal is so small, it will sometimes tear the cardstock if you start cutting at the point. So I place the cutting blade in the middle of the layer and cut one way, then come back to get the other side.

The stamped layer on this card uses the Accented Blooms Stamp Set. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and colored the image with Stampin’ Blends. There are a couple that may look different to you. The yellow flowers are light Daffodil Delight and light Pineapple Punch, and the bottom center pink flowers are light Lovely Lipstick. Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick are two of the new Stampin’ Blends colors, but they’re (as of this posting) not available quite yet. But they will be soon – so stay tuned! You’re probably wondering how I got them. Well – it’s a perk for being a demonstrator and attending OnStage! We used these markers at OnStage Local in Hartford, and at the end of the event, we could select products from the Make & Take box to keep. I chose the Stampin’ Blends. The other colors I used were Rich Razzleberry Combo and Olive Combo.

I carefully added centers to the Daffodil/Pineapple flowers with a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker. Since Memento is a water based ink, you don’t want to use it with other water based products, because it can bleed. But since I was careful and used it sparingly, it worked quite well. (Poppy Parade is one of the new Stampin’ Blends colors you’ll be able to purchase when the new ones are available, but I don’t have it yet; that’s why I used a Stampin’ Write Marker instead. But you can bet it will be on my first order after it’s available! You’ll definitely win that bet, because Poppy Parade is one of my favorite colors.)

After I colored the image, I die-cut it with the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. I sponged the edges of the die-cut with some Mango Melody Classic Ink and a Sponge Dauber.

On a separate piece of Whisper White, and using the Stamparatus, I stamped the hello sentiment in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink. Then I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge Poppy Parade across the center of the stamp, and stamped again. Because I used the Stamparatus, I could be confident of perfect placement.

I punched the stamped hello with the Tailored Tag Punch, the added it onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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7 Responses to Diagonal Blooms

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Funny! I am a left handed righty. I think I was made to be a lefty but I think my parents pushed being a righty. I would love this backwards card!

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Susan! Yep – it’s a lot easier for lefties to open. I’m kind of a lefty-righty as well. My grandmother was so sweet to set my place setting backwards. But after having a fork on the left, I had learned (from the first time I used utensils to eat) to cut my food right-handed, then just keep the fork in my left hand and eat. So I had to switch everything around when she wasn’t looking so I wouldn’t hurt her feelings.


  2. debsmart says:

    Gorgeous colours, and I love the sponging in the middle of the sentiment! Great tip about cutting the diagonal from the middle, outwards, too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. myrosesindecember says:

    Great fold. Love the colors you used. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Liked by 1 person

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