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First Communion Card (and saying good-bye to the Framed Tulip and Lattice Bigz die)

My daughter recently did her first communion, and here’s the card I made for her. I used the Lattice Bigz die to cut the cross. This beautiful die will soon be discontinued so if you like it, get it now! The same goes for the Framed Tulips embossing folder, which created the borders of the card. To order it click here!

The rose is made with the Simply Pressed Clay and the Simply Pressed Clay molds. I colored the rose with “Blushing Bride” ink and the Blender pen.  So easy! You can have an embellishment flower in any color!  In the background, I sponged Daffodil Delight ink to make the White circle “pop out”. The little leaves are made with the Bird Builder punch.

Premiere communion Amelie

Lattice bigz

Lattice Bigz die (only available until May 31 2014). To order click here.


Stamp set: Exprimez-vous

CS and paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz

Ink: Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight

Tools: Big Shot, Lattice Bigz die, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Simply Pressed Clay and Mold, Blender pen, sponge daubers, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Bird Builder punch



More Simply Pressed Clay roses

Did you know that if you add Crystal Effect on your dried clay flowers, they become really shiny and they will look like they are made of ceramic or plastic! (but without the weight!) For this card, I made the flowers with white Simply Pressed Clay and colored them after with markers. (Use the blender pen to acheive some nuances in color.)  Then I added a layer of Crystal Effect and let them dry.  To make the leaves, I used the Elegant Butterfly punch and cut off the larger wings. I also used the Bitty Butterfly punch for the small leaves. (See picture below for the “trick” how to cut them.)

clay flowers rose

clay flower rose1

clay flower rose2

Here’s how to make the little leaves using the Butterfly punch! Cut the top wings off…

butterfly punch leaves


Stamp set: Chalk Talk, Petite Pairs

CS and paper: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Garden Green

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petal; Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ markers

Tools: Big Shot, Oval Collection Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Framed Tulips folder

Accessories: Simply Pressed Clay, Simply Pressed Molds, Taffeta ribbon, Crystal Effect, Candy Dots Neutral, Candy Cots Brad Base

New Simply Pressed Clay and Mold

Have you got a chance to look at the new catalogue yet?  I’m sure excited about a lot of new stamp sets and products!  One of the new products is the “Simply Pressed Clay”, which is a white molding clay to create your own embellishments. You can add color by kneading ink from re-inker into the clay or coloring with markers after it dries. There’s two silicon molds that you can buy as a pack: 1 with 3 flowers and 1 with 3 buttons. They are really easy to use and really cool!!!

This is one of the card that we made at my New Catalogue Kick-Off event.  I colored a little amount of the clay with Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Island Indigo. You really don’t need a lot to make many flowers! I recommend that you use gloves when kneading the color into the clay or put it in a sandwich bag, unless you don’t mind having your fingers different colors!

To unmold your buttons and flowers more easily, you can put the clay into the mold and put in the freezer for about half an hour. Your flowers and buttons will be very easy to unmold after and won’t lose the shape. Let dry for about 12-24 hours before using on your project.  After it’s dry, you can also color your flowers with markers. (I colored the yellow flower center with the marker.)  On this card, I also used the new Quatrefancy Special Designer Series paper.

Clay flowers

Clay flower close-up


Stamp set: You’re Amazing

CS and paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Garden Green, Quatrefancy Special Designer Series paper.

Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight

Tools: Big Shot, Little leaves Sizzlits die

Accessories: Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons and Blossoms simply Pressed Clay Mold