Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kindness Shaker Card

Hello there. I'm back today with a shaker card...


To create this card, I die-cut THIS heart from the center of a white cardstock panel and from a piece of fun foam. I applied four different colors of distress ink on top in rainbow order (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, and Cracked Pistachio). I adhered a piece of acetate behind the heart opening to serve as a window for the sequins.

I wanted to add some texture without any bulk so I placed THIS stencil on the panel and dabbed a baby wipe on top. The moisture from the baby wipe pulls up the color, leaving a "bleached" look...

I adhered the fun foam piece on top of THIS card and rubbed THIS inside to prevent static build up. I filled the heart opening with THESE sequins and then adhered the colored panel on top, creating a shaker card. I die-cut THIS kindness sentiment out of black cardstock and adhered it over the heart. I added a coat of glossy accents for some shine.

I thought THIS sentiment would coordinate perfectly for the inside of the card. I stamped it using the four colors of Distress Ink I used on the front of the card...
I hope you've enjoyed this very bright card....rainbow colors just make me happy. :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend! 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Nested Shape Dies

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. 

Today's card shares how to use your nested shape dies to produce a big impact....

THESE hearts from Lawn Fawn are some of my favorite dies. I thought it would be fun to adhere them all together in rainbow order...

Here's a closer look...
I finished off the card by die-cutting the largest heart of the set on the front of the card to create a window for all of the hearts to peek through. I finished off the card by adding THIS sentiment and applying THIS on top for some shine. This technique will work with any nested shape dies you may have in your stash. Have fun and experiment.

I'll be back soon with another card share. Have a great day!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Patterned Paper Spring Plush Cards

Hello and thanks for joining me today. I have two card shares featuring Simon Says Stamp's Plush Dies. I wanted to use them for more than just their intended purpose...so I decided to try a shaped card after seeing THIS video from the amazing Laura Bassen. I used THIS chicken plush die to create this card...
I wanted it to swivel open, so I used a brad for the chicken's eye. It holds the card in place and allows it to swing open to reveal THIS greeting...
THIS sunshine die makes my heart happy. I just love it. I cut it from some of THIS patterned paper and added THIS sentiment. 
 A closer look...
For these cards, I broke out my stash of patterned paper. I love to "collect" patterned paper but don't use it that often. If you're like me, I encourage you to break it out and use it with your die-cutting to make quick cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

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