2 Fun and Easy Card Ideas with Build-A-Garden: Exotic Tuberoses | Creative Die-Cutting with Bibi

by Bibi Cameron

Hello crafty friends, Bibi Cameron here. I'm sharing two simple & fun card ideas using the new Build-A-Garden: Exotic Tuberoses & Add-on Die Bundle, as well as pro tips on how to choose ink color combinations! 

2 Fun & Easy Card Ideas with One Stamp and Die Set

Exotic Tuberoses & Add-on Die Bundle

Exotic Tuberoses includes a 6×8 stamp set, a coordinating die set and 6×6 layered stencils that make it easy to add colour to the stamped images. The stamp set includes a floral image, a bird, and 22 sentiments to create cards for any occasion.

In the video below, you can see these new products in action + some cardmaking tips and tricks from me! You can also watch it in HD on YouTube.

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Altenew Fresh Dye Ink Colors Used (Linked below!)

  • Rose Quartz
  • Puffy Heart
  • Ruby Red
  • Pale Mauve (to mute pinky colours)
  • Maple Yellow ( to add light to the leaves and for the center of the flowers)
  • Misty Moor
  • Firefly
  • Swamp Green
  • Oak Moss

Top tips:

  • Use the stencils in numerical order as advised by Altenew.
  • The Altenew Low Tack Sticky Mat will help you keep the stencils in place while applying inks.
  • Start using light ink colors and increase colour intensity every time you swap stencils.
  • Don't be afraid to mix colors that might seem odd.
  • Avoid putting logic – simply enjoy the process.
  • To guarantee color harmony, use the same inks for different card elements.
  • Add interest by applying/blending different ink colors through the same stencil layer or add a little bit of the ink just over one area of the stencil's negative space to add shadows and contrast.

CAS Encouragement Card Idea

Build A Garden Exotic Tuberoses Add on Die Bundle May 2014

Clean and simple cards are easy to mass produce and also rewarding because in record time you can achieve beautiful results using Atenew coordinating kits. This card measures 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

  • I used the larger die in the Altenew Ornate Nesting Die Set to create a backing panel.
  • Then, I glued the large floral cluster from the Exotic Tuberoses set over it and I trimmed the paper that was sticking out at the left side of the panel.
  • Next, I stamped the sentiment using Altenew Black Permanent Ink and the Stampwheel and I stuck the panel to the card base using foam adhesive.
  • To decorate a little bit more, I added a little butterfly made using one of the butterflies from the Mini Delight: Butterfly Dreams Stamp & Die Set
  • I embellished using sequins.

The Easier Way to Create a Shaker Card

Build A Garden Exotic Tuberoses

As shown in the video, you can easily create slim shaker toppers for cards by using confetti (flat) shaker fillers instead of sequins and beads for the shaker.

Simply use strong double-sided tape to stick a piece of acetate behind any die-cut window. Then add tape again over the acetate, place the confetti in the middle of the acetate and stick the background panel over.

You can also add confetti over the card base and stick the panel with the acetate window over if you aren't using an inked background piece (this is my favorite way to do it).

Trim any excess cardstock if necessary, procuring to leave a 1/4″ or 1/8″ inch allowance around the edges.

For this card idea, I had to make some adjustments and the top layer was cut at the same width and length of the acetate behind. Although this is not ideal, if you have a very sharp trimmer you can cut through all the layers without any problem.

2 Fun & Easy Card Ideas with One Stamp and Die Set

That's all! I hope you like these simple and fun card ideas.

Do you have the new Build-A-Garden Exotic Tuberoses Set? Which card idea would you try recreating? Let me know in the comment section below!

Thanks for stopping by!

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