Thoughtful Branches Lovely Hydrangea Cards

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Hi Stamping Friends!

There are only a few more days left to purchase the limited-time Thoughtful Branches Bundle, so for the next two days I'm doubling up my posts to share Two Cool cards from my Last-Minute Thoughtful Branches Class Kit!  I'll do one post in the morning, and one post later at night! 

I don't want you to miss out on all of the beautiful, all-occasion cards you can create with one set!  This is the MUST-HAVE set for Fall, and it's great for all-year round, too!  It's only available until August 31, 2016! 

Thoughtful Branches Class Options Clarification: Because of the limited-time only nature of this stamp set and last-minute timing of my class, the class options I'm offering are a little different than usual.  This time, I'm offering a "cards only" kit for $15, plus shipping to ANYONE, not just demonstrators, since many of you may have already purchased this bundle earlier in the month.  If you ordered the Thoughtful Branches Bundle from me at TooCoolStamping this month, then you get the whole class for only $5, plus shipping!  All kits include pre-cut supplies, envelopes and instructions for the 5 cards shown below.  See full class details

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Registration Now Open For Thoughtful Branches Class Kit

Order A Class-To-Go Kit By August 31 at 5pm ET!

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Thoughtful Branches Lovely Hydrangea Cards

The gorgeous, intricately cut leafy die from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits does double duty as either the full foliage on a tree or tiny petals on a hydrangea-like flower.  I love the versatility!  Today's cards feature that pretty hydrangea bloom!  

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Background Basics—The first layer on top of the Marina Mist card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" Marina Mist layer that's been embossed with the Petal Burst Texture Impressions Folder.   

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Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the greeting from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Marina Mist onto a 4" x 1-3/4" piece of Whisper White.  I lined the top edge with a 4" x 1/4" Dazzling Diamonds paper border, then adhered the layer onto the card front.

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Hydrangea Leaves—The stem and leaves for the flower where die-cut with the Beautiful Branches Thinlits from Wild Wasabi card stock.  Don't forget to use the Precision Base Plate & Die Brush to help with the die-cutting on the leaves!  You'll get nice clean cuts and the pieces will release easily, too!  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is the best way to adhere this intricate die-cut.

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Hydrangea Blooms—I stamped the hydrangea petals image onto Whisper White card stock in Marina Mist ink, then cut it out with the Beautiful Branches Thinlits.  The thinlit is designed so that you can see through it to line up all of the outer edges of the image for perfect positioning every time! 

Bundle It & SAVE!  You'll save 10% when you purchase the Thoughtful Branches Bundle off the cost of purchasing the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits separately. 

Finishing Touches—I loved the look of the bloom being popped up, so I trimmed my Dimensionals down to some very tiny pieces that fit behind the shape.  It took a little time & patience, but it was well worth it!  Then, I brushed a little Wink of Stella Clear over every petal…also takes a bit of time, but it MAKES this card!  I really love how it turned out!  You can only barely see all the shimmering loveliness in this photo.  Trust me!  Worth it!

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Two CoolI couldn't wait to try the flower in Wisteria Wonder for the second card!  So pretty!

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Complete Supplies List—"Clear" means a rubber stamp on a clear block. "Photopolymer" is see-thru. NEW items will be available on September 1 in the Holiday Catalog!

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Hope you enjoyed today's cards!  Look for another Thoughtful Branches card close-up later today!

Until next time,



September Countdown To Christmas Class Series

12 Cards Featuring Greetings From Santa!  Class-To-Go Kits Available!

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