I started out with a 4" x 5 1/2" white card base.
Then, on a scrap piece of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. The cross was stamped on a scrap piece of pearlized white cardstock. Since the ink takes longer to dry on pearlized paper, I used a hair dryer to speed up the drying time. (I'm sure a heat embossing tool will work the same, but the hair dryer was easier to find.)
A stamping platform (like the Stamparatus seen above) was especially helpful for stamping the flowers and leaves a different color. By keeping the paper and stamp in the same position at all times, I was able to color and stamp each section of the floral image as many times as necessary to make the color as light, or as dark, as I wanted. Then, using a die cutting and embossing machine, I cut out all three images with the coordinating Cross of Hope dies.
A piece of 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock was embossed with a floral designed embossing folder. This would serve as the first background layer.
Next, I cut out Balmy Blue cardstock using the 2" x 3 1/4" Stitched Rectangle die. Then, I ran it through the machine again, and embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder.
I used the largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die to cut out a piece of Pear Pizazz cardstock.
Then, I adhered the stamped cut outs with Stampin' Dimensionals, as shown. For a final touch, I added Noble Peacock Rhinestones to the corners of the scallop edged rectangle.
I think this is one of my favorite cards so far! It came together so beautifully!! This will be submitted in CAS(E) this Sketch #362, and the Alphabet Challenge.
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|Hold on to Hope Stamp Set|
|Cross of Hope Dies|
|Stitched Rectangles Dies|
|Stitched So Sweetly Dies|
|Granny Apple Green Ink Pad|
|Mango Melody Ink Pad|
|Melon Mambo Ink Pad|
|Balmy Blue Cardstock|
|Granny Apple Green Cardstock|
|Subtle 3D Embossing Folder|