Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

Hello, Sizzix friends!  Vivian here today to share with you a few projects using beautiful new dies and embossing folders designed by Sharyn Sowell for Sizzix.  They are floral, feminine, perfect for the season as the roses in my garden are going gangbusters right now, and equally perfect for spring weddings!

In order to highlight the lovely detail in these Thinlits dies from the Rose Border set, I decided to douse the die-cuts with color and pair them with eclectic patterned papers from Bo Bunny.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

To start, I sent my dies through my Sizzix Big Shot using my Magnetic Platform and some sturdy cardstock.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden PartyThe Sizzix Die Brush and Foam Pad are indispensable tools for releasing your die-cuts quickly and efficiently removing any leftover pieces from your die. Great product for your permanent Crafter's Toolbox.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

See what I'm talking about?

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

To achieve the lovely doused effect, I place my die-cuts on a non-absorbent mat.  I then wet the die-cuts with a spritz of water.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden PartyAdd a heavy spritzing of your chosen colored mist.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden PartyThese are Clearsnap ColorBox Spritzers.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden PartySet them aside and basically forget about them until they're dry.  The die-cut will absorb the color and once dry, there will be pretty variations in color which will vary depending on your die-cut shape and your media.  This card will accompany a wedding gift for an old friend who recently got married.  And the bookmark is for me!

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

With the Rose Vines die, I decided to make a Fun Foam Stamp to create a wildly colorful card! The Sizzix sandwich is the same as it was in the previous project, except in this case you'd use self adhesive fun foam instead of cardstock.

Peel off the self-adhesive backing, adhere to a throwaway piece of corrugate, and you have yourself a disposable stamp.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

Brayer a thin layer of paint onto your homemade stamp and stamp wherever you'd like.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

This project was a lot of fun, and I now have lots of precious colorful scraps leftover from this crafting session that will inspire future projects!

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

I love how the media transfers to the paper surface using this technique.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden PartyThe last card I have to share with you today uses the Lattice #4 Embossing Folder, also from Sharyn Sowell's new release.  The embossing folder and cardstock are put between your cutting pads and then go through your Sizzix BigShot with your Multi-purpose platform open to tab 1.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

There are so many things you can do to your cardstock at this point, but pure white is classic and always wins.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

I took a precious mixed media paper scrap from a project I did a long time ago and die-cut it with the Roses Thinlits Die.

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

What a lovely design!

Card Making With Sharyn Sowell's Garden Party

Some patterned papers from My Mind's Eye paired nicely with the colors in the die-cut and made for an elegant result.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today!  Please check out Sharyn Sowell's newest collection with Sizzix, and for more inspiration from me, connect with me on my social media sites!

-Vivian

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