I love the Floral Garden dies from i-crafter, but honestly all that die cutting is intimidating. I’m much more of a stamper than a die cutter. That’s why I’m so happy there are so many simple ideas to do with dies! And my favorite is stamping with dies!
I chose a couple of flowers, a leaf, and some centers from the Floral Garden die set and die cut them once from fun foam. I added some tape runner adhesive to the back of the foam die cut stamps and adhered them onto acrylic blocks. Now they’ll work just like stamps!
You can stamp the foam die cut stamps with any kind of ink – dye, hybrid, even Versamark with embossing powder – but I like to use hybrid inks because they are thick and opaque. For my first card I used Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber for the flowers and Peeled Paint for the leaf.
I only intended to make one card, but since I had pieces die cut I decided to make a couple more! I just cleaned off the fun foam stamps with stamp cleaner and stamped again! This second card is with Shaded lilac and Wilted Violet.
I did one last card with Tattered Rose and Abandoned Coral. I kept the Peeled Paint for the leaves on all three cards and Black Soot for the centers of all the flowers. I finished off each of the cards with a simple die cut sentiment. I die cut the “thanks” sentiment from the Pop Up Wiper Insert die set three times for each card and stacked up the sentiments for dimension. I covered each of the sentiments with clear shimmer and Glossy Accents.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at stamping with dies! It’s such a fun technique and the possibilities are endless with the Floral Garden die set! See you soon!