Sometimes it is fun to just get out one stamp set or suite of products and just play with those instead of combining several stamp sets, colors, dies, etc. Here is one of the cards I made, the Oh So Eclectic Die Cut Design Card, using the some of the products in the Naturally Eclectic Suite.
I was quite interested to play with the oblong image in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. I started with the card base of Fresh Fig and added a layer of the stripe pattern in the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper to go behind the die cut. This paper has the look of watercolored imperfect stripes. You can also leave the area plain behind that die cut (I don’t know what shape to call it!) if you have some other colored paper behind it or just the card base. Then I stamped and die cut the three flowers and leaves and added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella, which gives a very subtle shimmer to the flowers, not picked up in the photo.
Since the stamps are clear-mount (or you can choose wood-mount), you can’t see through them to do the 2-step stamping BUT since it all has that watercolored look, nothing has to be perfect. And really, if you are die-cutting you will not notice at all that you didn’t overstamp perfectly. And not everything has to be perfect, remember, when you are making a handmade card! It’s handmade, not machine-made!
I think you will be able to make lovely creations with the Naturally Eclectic Suite of products! If you would like to order some or all of them, you will find them in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog on pages 132-33. Just click the picture of the catalog on the right side of my blog to go to the Catalog PDF. Or email me with your contact information and I would be happy to mail you a catalog and be your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!