Last Thursday, Betsy surprised us all with a mini July Release a few beautiful dies that complimented the June Release! I had such a great time creating with these products and excited to be sharing them with you today.
The BotaniCuts Sunflower Die is my favorite in this batch. The layers create such a gorgeous, detailed flowers and they were so much fun to assemble. I don’t own a lot of color card stock so I used what I had available in my scraps bin. I picked out a soft yellow and a darker yellow to cut the various layers and then added additional depth by blending and splattering it Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber distress oxide inks.
The center of the flower is made up of two layers and I used kraft card stock for both layers, but blended the outer piece with Walnut Stain and the inner layer with Vintage Photo distress oxide inks. I also splattered it with brown watercolor paint. The leaves were die cut in a lighter and darker shade of green card stock, then further “enhanced” with ink blending using Peeled Paint and Forest Moss distress oxide inks.
The layout is simple with a center rectangle die cut with the Crimped Frame Die (middle size) then ink blended with Aged Mahogany and Tea Dye distress oxide inks. I used the sentiment from Just Mason Around heat embossed in white. I also layered in some neutral toned striped pattern paper from a retired MFT paper pack that I had leftover, but any neutral toned background would be great to keep these sunflowers the center spotlight!
This next card uses the new Macra-Made Fillers and they were designed to compliment the Macra-Made for You dies. I decided to continue the color theme of my first card and even used the same green card stock to die cut these indoor plants. They were further ink blended with various green distress oxide colors and speckled with paint.
This time around, I used the Crimped Frame Die (largest size) with a partial die technique to get this angled piece for my background. I ink blended it with Aged Mahogany and Tea Dye distress oxide inks, and then added my hanging macrame plants the card.
I used the same retired paper pack I had for the neutral stripes at the bottom and then heat embossed the sentiment from Simple Things in white onto kraft and green card stock. The Simple Things Word Die made it easy to die cut the word out to layer in front of my plants.
I really love how these cards came together and just adore all the intricate die cut details I was able to achieve. If you missed the mini July release, I know most of the dies are unfortunately sold out at the moment, but restocking is underway so be sure to to add yourself to the notification list through the product page. You don’t want to miss it!
Beautiful designs Keeway! Betsy’s dies are so much fun to play with!
Thank you so much Jan! I couldn’t agree with you more!
Your cards are absolutely stunning! You’ve inspired me to tackle my sunflower dies today (and thanks for listing the different ink colors you used to blend and splatter!).
Thank you for your sweet comment Wanda! I hope you have a splendid time with the sunflower dies!
Such beautiful cards!
Thanks so much Tara!
I love the color combination you used for these wrong cards, and the splatters always add such a nice touch. Beautiful!
Two cards! There’s no the “wrong” a bout them…my clumsy thumbsy. 😂
Gorgeous cards! I love the sunflowers against the background colors. I got out the aged mahogany and tea dye inks and blended them on white card stock. I think they are my two new favorite Distress Oxide inks.
Keeway, I love that you achieved different shades of yellow using ink blending and appreciate you sharing the details. Also, your angled, crimped layer is fabulous. Did you line up your cutting plate to only partially crimp two edges? I LOVE that look!