Happy Hump Day!  I was scrolling through Instagram yesterday and ran across a card featured on the Stampin Up account that just knocked my socks off!  This card was amazingly beautiful and the way the Bloomin’ Heart Die was used to create the background in the card was genius.  I knew immediately that I would CASE this card for my step daughter’s 21st birthday.  

I loved the intricate details in this die when I saw it in the 2016 Occasions Catalog but being shaped as a heart, my mind kept putting it into the Valentine’s Day category.  Wow this has opened the idea box on other ways to use it now.  
I used the Bloomin’ Heart Die to cut four hearts out of whisper white cardstock (the regular, not the thick).  The precision base plate is super helpful when using these type of dies to get crisp cutouts.  I then placed the hearts over a pieced of mint macaron cardstock cut at 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 and played with the arrangement until I got the die cuts to cover most of the cardstock.  I then adhered the die cuts to the mint macaron cardstock using some mono multi liquid glue.  I cut off the extras that hung over the dies of the card base.  I then layered this piece onto an A2 card base made from thick whisper white cardstock.
I stamped the floral scene using the stamps from the stamp set Number of Years using mint macron, blushing bride, wisteria wonder, and watermelon wonder ink pads.  I stamped the 21 and sentiment in versamark then heat set that with gold embossing powder.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the numbers.  I arranged the numbers and sentiment on the floral stamped piece with dimensionals.  This was layered onto a piece of blushing bride cardstock and adhered to the card front using a piece of craft foam to give even dimension.  
This is my favorite card I have made in a long time.  I am absolutely in love with using this die cut as a floral background like this.  I can’t wait to see what else I can make with it.  

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