Four Square Double Embossed Tempting Tulips

I'm loving all of the bright colors in the new Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper!  So versatile!

The Summer Smooches DSP has tons of colors to choose from: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, and Rich Razzleberry.  That's half of the Brights Collection, plus two In Colors!  Think of all of the color combinations you can try with this paper—Too Cool! 

In yesterday's post, I used the paper for a card featuring Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo: Summer Smooched Blossoms

Today's Two Cool cards feature Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, and Lucky Limeade Summer Smooches colors for a totally different look!

Tulips horizontal  Tulips horizontal 2

In fact, I only used the actual Summer Smooches paper for a small Rich Razzleberry accent.  I just used the same colors from the paper as my color palette.  They look great together!

TIP: Even if you don't use (or even have) Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, take note of the color combinations featured in the different packages!  They do a lot of research on colors that work well together.  Why reinvent the (color) wheel?  Haha!

Four Squares: The tulips are two-step stamps from the Bright Blossoms stamp set featured as part of the Summer Smooches Catalog Sneak Peek this month.  They were punched with the 1" Square Punch, then layered on a Postage Stamp Punch from Island Indigo card stock.  All four squares are mounted with Dimensionals onto a square from the Scallop Squares Due Die. A perfect fit!

Tulips vertical  Tulips vertical 2

Double Texture Embossing: This is my favorite of the Two Cool cards, because I love the embossed tulips border along the bottom!  Did you notice the Double Texture Embossing with the Perfect Polka Dots and Framed Tulips Impressions Folders?  This particular combination of textures is easy to achieve!

Tulips embossing 1

I started by embossing the Framed Tulips part first.  I laid my card stock in the middle of the long side of the folder, so I only got one nice border edge.

Option: Learn how to get a Framed Tulips border all the way around any size of card stock: Framed Tulip Border.

Tulips embosssing 2

Next, I aligned the Perfect Polka Dots folder along the edge of the tulip border, so the tulips were sticking outside of the folder when I ran it through.  TIP: I also had the top Cutting Pad lined up flush with my folder edge, so I wouldn't accidently get a crease on the tulips as it ran through the Big Shot. 

I think we'll be doing this card at my April "Last Thursdays" Card Class because it's fast and fun!

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