Botanical Backdrop Die - Sunny Studio Stamps

Hello friends!  I am sharing two cards today that feature the gorgeous Botanical Backdrop Die from Sunny Studio Stamps.

For my first card, I created a fun shaker card and combined the Botanical Backdrop Die with the cute Magical Mermaids Stamp Set.  I thought that the leafy frame could pass as some ocean foliage and nicely frame a little underwater scene.  I colored all of my images with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the underwater background, I blended some Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, and Dusty Concord) onto a sheet of Ranger White Watercolor Paper.  I then spritzed this panel lightly with water, blotted it dry with a paper towel and then set it aside to completely dry.

Once my background was ready, I added some 3D Foam Adhesive Tape around the edges and added my embellishments.  I heat embossed my sentiment with Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto a sheet of Heat Resistant Acetate.  Once I attached the acetate, I then glued the final frame onto the outside of the card.

 For my second card, I didn't do any stamping at all.  I simply diecut my images and lightly blended them with some ink.  I used the Colorbox Ocean Ink for the green/blue tint and the Colorbox Lemonade Ink for the small yellow flowers.

I added a sheet of the Gingham Pastels Paper Pack to the background and then adhered a 3D version of the sentiment "Hello" by diecutting it 5 times.

Thanks so much for dropping by!  If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel


  1. Ooooh, I love how you showed this background die in two completely different ways! So versatile. I adore each look, too. Those mermaids are so cute and colored so great. The gingham...ohhhh you had me at the gingham. Thanks ever so much for sharing, Rachel. :)

  2. One die, two totally opposing card scenes. Truly there is no limit to your talents, Rachel. Absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your inspirations. Cheers from Australia.