But before I go, I needed to get this write up done for today's card for Monday's CAS Challenge (CAS152) - Die-cuts! I made an Asian-themed card, creating a flower arrangement and a screen. I cut a rectangle "window" on the front panel of the card and lined it with vellum so it has a slightly transparent appearance (the picture doesn't show that ... much better in real life). I used three die-cut squares to create a "screen" that I placed on top of the vellum. And I randomly sponged a darker brown over the entire front of the card to give it an aged look. Hope you like.
Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments (SU!)
Paper: Crumb Cake (Kraft), Basic Black (SU!); vellum, red swirl DP (unknown)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Cuttlebug Corners Die (squares), Big Shot, ornament punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge, mini half-pearls, Tombow glue, adhesives and dimensionals
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I made the card base from Crumb Cake and cut a window 4" x 1 1/4". I randomly sponged Soft Suede ink all over the card front to create an aged look. I used sticky strips to attach a slightly larger piece of vellum behind the cut-out.
I ran the Cuttlebug die-cut through my Big Shot three times with Basic Black cardstock to create the three squares. I mounted the squares to the front of the card overtop the vellum, using Tombow glue to secure.
Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, I stamped the flowers using Red Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write markers. I went over the stamping again (free-hand) with the Stampin' Write markers to make the image darker and I also enlarged the flowers. I place mini half-pearls in the center of each flower.
I punched the ornament from Basic Black cardstock and trimmed the bottom slightly and then cut the whole piece so it was only 1/2" deep, creating a dish for my flower arrangement. I cut a thin (1/16") strip of red swirl DP and mounted it on top of the dish to create interest.
I mounted the dish on top on the card front so that the bottom lined up with bottom of the screen, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.
A second card for CAS Challenge - Die-cuts (CAS152). This time I made a baby card using my new purchase of the Top Note die ... I've been wanting it for a long time! Another card for my upcoming twine workshop with my crafty girls next weekend. Hope you like!
"It's a boy"
Stamps: Baby (Heidi Grace)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White (SU!); stars and swirls DP (unknown)
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Top Note die-cut, Big Shot, Lemon Drop and Caribbean Twine (the Twinery), More Mustard button, adhesives and dimensionals
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I ran a large piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the Top Note die-cut. I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to go over the stitched line of the die-cut. I stamped the main image and sentiment in Basic Black ink and then colored in the birds beak with Daffodil Delight and the baby bundle with Tempting Turquoise.
I wrapped Lemon Drop Twine and Caribbean Twine around the Top Note and tied a bow. I added a small More Mustard button on top of the bow.
I mounted a large piece of the stars and swirls DP onto a Daffodil Delight card base. I mounted the main panel on top, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.