Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Die Cut Doodle Rose Background

Hi Dies R Us friends! Did you know you can make a cool background using almost any die? I decided to give it a try using this cute Doodle Rose Wreath from Sue Wilson.  It's been hot here (and probably where you are, too) so I felt like a nice tropical aqua would be a nice, cool color to use.  I hope you like my card:

What I used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
White Card
Doodle Rose Wreath Die from Sue Wilson
Simply the Best Die from Sue Wilson
Dimensional Dots
Aqua Card
In progress

 The background was fairly simple; I just started cutting on a 5 1/2" x 4  1/4" sheet of white cardstock, once I was done, I trimmed it down to 5 1/4" x 4".  Some of the edges "lost" the flowers, so I took some of the cut out swirly pieces and glued them where the flowers would of been.  I put the aqua paper on the back, attached the panel onto the card base.  The sentiment was cut from the same aqua card and attached to a white back, trimmed down, which was then adhered to the card using dimensional dots.  The most important part was letting the back panel dry completely prior to trimming it so the flowers I added it didn't get torn off when I trimmed the card.  I think it came out really nice!
You can see the exact products I used in the picture on the right. There are SO many dies you could do this with, the possibilities are endless! You can visit the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog daily to learn all types of new and inventive ways to use your dies; my fellow teammates are very creative!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you next time ~ fondly, Christi 




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I am happily entering my card in the challenges below:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More, #410 - Use Dies and/or stencils {entry 2}
Double D Challenges - Colors of Summer
Creative Moments, #219 - Anything Goes
HLS Anything Goes with Dies - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Happy Everything!

 Hi everyone!! I felt the need to make a happy card and since I adore the Simon Says Stamp "All the Feels" release, especially the Slimline Florals stamp and die, it was the perfect set to turn to.   

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Slimline Card Base
Light Blue Card for Background
Simon Says Stamp Slimline Florals Stamps, #SSS202299c
Simon Says Stamp Slimline Florals Dies, #SSSD112349c
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Slimline w/ Hearts, Landscape, #LF2476
Watercolor Paper {I use this}
Simon Says Stamp 
Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Gina K Amalgam Ink Pad in Obsidian Ink

The first step to making this card was to make the slimline base.  I found a phenomenal cardstock to use for my card bases, suggested by Jennifer McGuire, called Accent Opaque White 8.5" x 11" Cardstock Paper, 120 lb. - I get mine through Amazon and I LOVE it! My cards are much sturdier now and the paper isn't too pricey; at least I don't think so.  So I used that paper to make my slimline base.  I cut the blue background paper with the Lawn Fawn die and set it aside.  I then stamped and colored the florals, die cut them once they were fully dry {I typically wait over night} and used them to figure out where I wanted to put my sentiment.  I heat embossed the sentiment onto the blue panel, glued the floral line to the panel and then the panel to the slimline base.  

I hope my post finds you and yours well and maybe brought a bit of color to your day.  Thanks SO much, Christi

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #410 - Die Cuts and/or Stencils
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Out with the Old, in with the New
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Use Happy in your Sentiment
Pammie's Inky Pinkies, #2129 - Anything Goes