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Recessed and Raised Bouquet Cards with Pressed Flowers 2

Today, Melanie will show you how to create two gorgeous dimensional cards with just one pass through your die cutting machine using the A Year of Flowers 2/ Pressed Flowers 2 dies! I love the interest that the popped up background adds to your card and being able to stamp into the recessed, negative spaces. Arranging the dies this way is also a two-fer bonus that allows you to make the second card in a snap, with a new or different layout, or just save your cut flowers as individual embellishments for other projects. You can also create a similar look with her A Year of Flowers 2 line art stamp set and the same die set used in the video, leaving them uncolored or use your favorite coloring medium to fill in the blooms. Let us know in the comments which design you prefer.

Purchase Pressed Flowers 2 here:

Purchase A Year of Flowers 2/Pressed Flowers 2 Dies here:

Purchase A Year of Flowers 2 here:

Gina K. Designs Pressed Flowers 2 stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury White cardstock ( 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” and 2 A 2 sized card bases, one sheet cut in half and scored in half)
Gina K. Black Onyx, Tomato Soup, Blue Lagoon, Wild Dandelion, Applemint ink pads
A Year of Flowers 2/Pressed Flowers 2 dies , die cutting machine, Thermo Web foam squares, adhesive

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Comment by Sidney Baritz on July 31, 2017 at 7:13am
Beautiful, as always, Melanie!
Comment by Conniecrafter on July 28, 2017 at 9:08am

Beautiful, I love how you can get two cards out of this too!

Comment by Patti Bomgardner on July 27, 2017 at 9:24am

I love this! I am so going to do this. 

Comment by Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT on July 27, 2017 at 9:11am

Thanks, everybody!

Comment by Karen Hightower-GKD-DT-Moderator on July 27, 2017 at 9:01am

I Love the video and your cards are beautiful! What a great way to make two cards out of one run through the die machine!  :). Thanks for Sharing and Inspiring!  <3 

Comment by Judy Grounds on July 26, 2017 at 11:08am

Great video

Comment by gee on July 26, 2017 at 10:03am
Great idea ! That looks like so much fun . Thank you
Comment by Janet E. Leffler on July 26, 2017 at 10:00am

This is so coo. Love it! Will have to try it for sure.

Comment by Judy e mathena on July 26, 2017 at 9:57am

Love it Melanie and the colors are so pretty, great idea with the negative piece, two cards at one time, great card. TFS

Comment by Selina Macisco on July 26, 2017 at 9:47am

Wow Melanie!  I love this technique!  I have never seen it before and I did not purchase the pressed flowers 2 set.  I am going to order it tomorrow night for sure!  You always do the most beautiful work, and I love all of your stamp sets!  Blessings, :)


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