Just sharing a card I did for Paper Crafts magazine awhile back. Lots of texture. Lots of die cutting…
I used my Vagabond and the Tim Holtz heart dies to cut these hearts from various materials – felt, wood, cork, corrugated board and canvas. (The Vagabond cuts through anything like butter.)
The greeting and fun buttons are from Stampin’ Up and the background is Unicorn Pigment Ink with a Hero Arts background on a kraft notecard…
Oh – that greeting is one stamp that I cut up to be in three parts.
I often forget to die cut things other than paper. There are so many fabulous textures out there! What are your favorites to use?
Before I go, it is time for some winners! The winner of some Chic Tags goodies is Amber B and the winner of the Tattered Floral Die is Chris. I emailed you.
See you soon.
I am starting to pick up more work again with Hero Arts and am so happy about it. (Took quite awhile off – pretty much – while I adjusted to the many changes here in our house.) And today I shared a simple yet glittery card on their blog… one that uses a new awesome butterfly die…
To create this card, I first die cut a piece of double-sided tape. I then cut the die cut in half… saving the other half for another card. I removed the release paper from the backside and added it carefully to the edge of a card. I then removed the top release paper and added Glitter Ritz microfine glitter. After pressing the glitter in place and removing the excess, I added color to the glitter with my Copic Markers. (Many types of markers work here. I dab the ink on so as not to damage the tip of my marker.)
That’s it! Supplies are below. Thanks for stoppin’ by.
Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH…
I am having a wonderful love affair.
With wafer thin dies. (Don’t tell my stamps. They may get jealous.)
Come on – with a background of tiny star holes like that… what is there not to love?!?
One big die cut all the stars and a tree die cut the window. I then glued die cut tree pieces in the inside – a fun little window card. I handcut the snowbank and used the new Kelly Purkey Joy greeting. Oh – and the background is stamped with the Impression Obsession Textural Dots stamp. Perfect for snow.
I used Hero Arts Metallic Decor gemstones for this. They are flat and shiny – the perfect compromise for blingy holiday cards that need to get through the mail in one piece.
I tell ya, I will be using THIS background star die for lots of things, including birthday, masculine and holiday cards. It is perfectly sized for a card…
By the way, sorry for the short blog break. Needed to catch ahold of life again. Not sure if I was successful, but I tried and that is what counts, right? Oh, and I have a winner of the Distress Markers – Melissa (with “lutheran” in your address)! I emailed you.
See you soon! I have lots to share this week.
Sometimes ya just want to make a happy card. One to brighten the day of a loved one.
And maybe brighten your own day by just making it.
Here is a happy card…
This card was made completely with dies (and the help of one background stamp)…
THIS die is great for making the tiny little hearts. And the trees? It is fabulous how delicate they are. And, of course, I used THIS background – I can’t seem to put it down!
Check out how incredible the greeting die cuts…
Supplies are in the thumbnails below.
Winner winner chicken dinner! We have some winners:
- The winner of the Apothecary Label Stamp + Die set is Joyce.
- The winner of the Daisy Die is Melanie L.
As promised, I am back with yet another card using some new dies. And, once again, my favorite new background stamp…
I die cut the wreath from Neenah white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers (YG17, YG67, R22, R24, BG13, BG15). Did it quick and simple – not over thinking it. I did cut it twice and popped the flowers up. (This is a great technique – die cut a shape from white cardstock and color it with markers.)
And that banner die is the coolest die ever. It doesn’t just cut a banner with “v” ends, it scores and has added angles just right to cut and fold into the perfect dimensional banner. I have been wanting this for some time! And the stamps fit perfectly in the die. (You can buy the die alone, the stamps alone or both together.)
See you soon with another.
Remember the bunch of stamps and dies I shared yesterday?
I got to play with them today! Me? I am a happy girl.
First up? A fun one for my hubby. I used the Absolutely Edge Die and Stamps… which cuts along an edge and has matching stamps. Such a cool look! (By the way, you can get the die alone, the stamps alone or both together.) The diagonal windows were cut with the Air Vent die. I kept this part open so it shows through to the inside of the card. The hearts were cut with the Holiday Shapes die and covered with Glossy Accents. Fast to put together – done in 10 minutes!
That Air Vent die? So very fabulous…
All the supplies are at the bottom of this post in in the thumbnails. Had fun making this one! Will be back very soon with the next one…
Kristina and I just announced our newest Online Card Class – Kick Start!
This class will be such fun – different and inspiring for card makers. Lots of videos and a peek into the creative minds of great artists including Tim Holtz, Shari Carroll, Kelly Purkey, Julie Ebersole, Lisa Spangler, Dawn McVey, Kelly Rasmussen, Kathy Racoosin, Amber Daigre and Maile Belles. For more information, click HERE. Hope to see you there!