Thursday, June 18, 2020

Blossoms in Bloom

As soon as I saw this bundle, I knew I wanted to try the Press and Seal technique. The only problem is I had never tried to do this technique before. Who do we turn to if we don't know something? Well of course, Google has all of the answers. I Googled "press and seal technique" and there was an amazing video from Kylie Bertucci explaining exactly how to do it and she even used this bundle!

I will be honest, my first attempt was not very successful. I was a little confused about which die to use. I thought I needed to use one die for the outlines of the flowers and the other die to do the filling in of the flowers. If you are going to try this, you need to use the same die for both. 

I added a piece of our adhesive sheets to a piece of Highland Heather cardstock and cut out the flowers. I used Whisper White embossing powder to add my sentiment to a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I set that aside and used the same die to cut the flowers out of a piece of Purple Posy cardstock. With the cardstock still in the die, I flipped the die over and covered the cut images with Press and Seal wrap. I flipped the die back over, removed the die and covered the cut images with Press and Seal wrap again. I flipped the cardstock images over again so the image is face down. I removed the Press and Seal wrap from the back side and added dimensionals to the pieces that were going to be fit into the outline. I removed the backing paper from all of the dimensionals and flipped the cardstock over and stuck it to the piece of Basic Black cardstock, pressing down where the dimensionals are. I then removed the Press and Seal wrap and everything except the dimensionaled pieces peeled away. Once the inside pieces were stuck to the black cardstock with dimensionals I removed the backing from the Highland Heather cardstock and fitted the outline pieces in around the Purple Posy flowers. This all sounds really confusing but if you watch the video and go step by step it will be a really fun technique.

What I used for this card:

I hope you enjoyed today's card and will give this technique a try. Thanks so much for stopping by. Stay healthy and keep creating!

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