The Wild Blooms die creates the most spectacular focal point on a card front. There are a number of ways to make these little images pop and today I'm going to share a simple one that you could easily create a complete notecard set in just a few minutes!
I love white space and so I decided to use all white card stock for the main element and just pop the color from behind.
I like consistency when creating a set and do my best to keep the cut out positioned in the same place on each cardfront. To do this place a template beneath the cutting plate to help position the piece of cardstock. Adhere it to the back of the cutting plate with a piece of tissue tape to keep it from moving. I then use a tiny piece of Be Creative (Sookwang) tape to hold my die in position.
Place a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Solar White cardstock directly atop the template guide, position the top cutting plate and send through your machine.
TIP: To remove the little pieces that might remain in the die use a Quickstik! I will typically just tap my die lightly against the edge of a garbage can and most pieces will pop out, saving me the time of removing them, BUT when I don't want to move my die this little Quickstik is magic!
For ease in creating the cut piece to fit precisely behind the cut out area simply cut an extra image. Then use it as your guide to cut the colored piece to fit precisely behind the opening.
I prefer to use a 2-way glue pen to add adhesive and then press my colored background to the back side. For images that are not as delicate or if you use only one color element you can also use pop dots to add even more dimension. Due to the intricacy of this design I adhered it directly behind my opening for best visual appeal.
The second color does not need to be precisely cut. Simply cut a rectangle of color and adhere.
Using a combination of colors makes for a beautiful assortment. Place in a Crystal Clear box, wrap with a bow and you have a fabulous gift. Now all the recipient needs to do is add a sentiment to the left of the flower or inside the card!
TIP: There are so many different ways to change up the look of these card fronts:
- Use Copic markers to add depth to your colored base,
- Use colored cardstock for the card front adding white behind the opening, or
- Use a burnished velvet glittery background to make your image sparkle.