Handmade Cards, Pretty Pink Posh DT

Triptych with Cherry Blossoms

I’m sharing a triptych style card today featuring the Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms stamp set. A triptych is a picture across three panels, and the stitched pieces die is great for creating this look.

I wanted to do some watercolouring with my zig pens, so I cut a piece of watercolour card to the same size as my card base.

I stamped some images from the Cherry Blossoms stamp set in versamark ink, then heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. Make sure to use an anti-static powder first. I kept the stamping in the centre so that there would be some flowers in each panel, once it’s die cut with the stitched pieces die after colouring.

Next, I used my zig pens with water to colour the flowers. I used 71 flesh colour, 26 light pink, 25 pink, and 81 light violet. I decided to keep the colour just to the flowers, as it makes them stand out even more.

Once the watercolouring was dry, I flicked on some gold perfect pearls mixed with water. I love the look of the gold splatters, distressing the panel a little and complimenting the gold embossing.

I then ran the panel through my die cutting machine with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces die. The stitching detail on either side of the cut lines is so lovely!

I adhered the main piece to the card base, then added the three panels with foam tape. This keeps the continuous pattern but focuses the eye to the three panels.

I thought about adding a sentiment underneath the panels but decided not to this time. I like that the card could be used for many occasions. I can stamp a sentiment inside the card before sending.

Wishing you all a happy Easter weekend!

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