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Today I'm making three beautiful cards, including a card that uses a die to emboss your cardstock and a kids card with a really cute dinosaur.
First up is a card that expands the usefulness of your dies by using them to emboss. Here's the card:
To make this card, I started with a Flirty Flamingo card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2") and attached a layer of Lovely Lipstick cardstock that is 5 1/4 x 4".
For the top layer, I used Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 x 3 3/4". I embossed this layer using the Springtime Impressions dies. To emboss your paper using a die, put a flexible layer like your silicone craft sheet between your paper and your cutting plate with the die on top of your paper, cutting side down. Every die cut machine is different, so you'll need to test yours to determine the right sandwich to use.
Stamp the flower from the Pop of Petals stamp set on watercolor paper in Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Petal Pink ink. Make sure to mark your stamp so you know the orientation to stamp so your punch will cut it out (watch the video below to see me explain it). While the ink is still wet, use your aqua painter to blend the ink a bit. Punch the flowers out using the Four Petal Flower punch.
Stamp the leaf from the stamp set three times in Granny Apple Green ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them out.
Stamp the sentiment from the A Big Thank You stamp set using Sahara Sand ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Punch it out using the 1 1/2" Circle Punch. Punch a scallop circle from a scrap of Lovely Lipstick cardstock using the 1 3/8" scallop circle punch. Cut the scallop circle in half and adhere the halves behind the sentiment, peaking out of the top and bottom.
Cut a stitched circle from Sahara Sand cardstock using the Stitched Shapes dies. Adhere the Sahara Sand circle to the embossed Whisper White layer toward the left side and top of the embossed layer (offset). Adhere the punched out flowers around the right side of the stitched circle, using a dimensional to pop up at least one of the flowers. Tuck the green leaves in behind the flowers. Adhere the sentiment to the left of the circle.
The second card features a stamp set that I adore - Beauty Abounds. There are many great stamps in this set. Today, I'm using the two stamps with overlapping circles and the dotted background stamp in the set. I'm also using two of the sentiments.
Here's the card:
This card is super easy to make and is just stunning.
Start with a card base of Blueberry Bushel, cut to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2".
The top layer is Whisper White, cut to 5 1/4 x 4" Stamp the larger circles in Mango Melody ink, Grapefruit Grove ink, Coastal Cabana ink, and Blueberry Bushel ink. Use the colors in whatever proportions you prefer. Stamp the smaller circles, filling in the gaps, using the same ink colors. I usually start with the lightest color first.
After all of the colors are stamped on the Whisper White layer, emboss the entire piece using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I just love this embossing folder - it gives the paper the look of linen, and just adds a beautiful slight bit of texture to the card.
Cut the two layers of butterflies using the Butterfly Beauty dies that coordinate with the stamp set. These dies are large and include several butterflies. You can cut them apart once they are cut. I used only the butterflies in the upper left part of the die. Cut one small butterfly using one of the small dies.
Stamp the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a scrap of Coastal Cabana cardstock and punch it out using the Everyday label punch. I think it would look beautiful to also punch the Everyday Label out of Blueberry Bushel cardstock, cut it in half and layer it behind the sentiment to make the sentiment pop even more.
Adhere some Silver Metallic Thread behind the sentiment and adhere the sentiment to the stamped background layer. Adhere the butterflies. Add some shimmer to the butterflies using your Wink of Stella pen. Then I sprayed the whole card using some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint in some 70% rubbing alcohol to give it a good sparkle. Lovely!
For the inside layer, I stamped a piece of Whisper White, cut to 5 1/4 x 4" with the dotted background stamp in Grapefruit Grove ink. I stamped the other part of the sentiment on top of that in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped some of the circles in the lower corner.
So beautiful! I love the colorful circles on the background! They make me so happy!
For the last card, I wanted to play with the DinoRoar Suite and make a kids card. I had to get this suite because it reminds me of when my son was little. He loved dinosaurs so much. We had so many little dinosaurs around the house.
This is a super easy card to make:
I just love the colors in this DSP! They make the dinosaurs so bright and fun. And the sentiments in this stamp set are so darn adorable! You're RAWRsome - how fun is that?
Start with a card base of Old Olive cardstock, cut to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2".
Emboss a piece of Pool Party cardstock using the Mosaic 3D embossing folder. It should be at least 3 inches wide and about 1 1/2" tall - I think there's about 3/4" to an inch peeking out from under the DSP.
The DSP is 3 x 4 1/2".
Stamp the tyrranosaurus in Mango Melody ink and his spikes in Lovely Lipstick ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Cut out using the Dino Days dies. So cute! Adhere the spikes to the dinosaur's back.
Cut stitched oval from Old Olive cardstock using Stitched Shapes dies. Adhere to DSP, toward top of card.
Stamp the sentiment on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock that is 3/4" side. Banner cut one end using either scissors or the Banner Triple Punch. Cut a piece of the 3/8" Denim Ribbon (about 2"), diagonal cut one end and adhere to DSP layer below the oval layer.
Adhere dinosaur and sentiment using dimensionals.
I can't even believe how cute this card is! And so easy to make using the DinoRoar Suite - everything coordinates!
Here's the video demonstrating how I made these three cards:
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