Add That WOW Factor with Layering Dies

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia! I am excited to share a few simple and fun projects. These cards may be easy to create, however, they are far from boring! We all love cards with an WOW Factor. Let's have an in-dept look on how to do just that with the awesome Altenew supplies. The Fantasy Floral Dies are my latest obsession because I simply can not put them down once I start playing!  Let's get right to it, shall we?

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The first card is actually the easiest one. The 6×6 Reflection Paper Pad is really handy for die-cutting.

You see, the beautiful pattern paper does all the work. The WOW factor? The subtle stamped background. I love the delicate image from Charmed Stamp Set. It has just the right amount of lines and space.  The sentiment from “More than Words” completes the design.

Altenew File4Another great way to create colorful die cut pieces is using the Altenew Metallic Shimmer Ink Sprays. And that's how I created the Fantasy Floral die cut pieces in my 2nd (and 3rd card). The WOW factor in this is that the heart die paper with Reflection Paper Pad.

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The Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set is just the ticket!

My next card is bright with a Midas Touch. The Gold Foil Card Stock is the shhhhhh…. “secret weapon”.

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Doesn't it make you go “WOW”!? I love the leaves from the Shimmer Sprays as the misting gives such an organic feel.

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Notice the dry-embossed details? I used the leaf dies from Fantasy Floral with a Spellbinder Tan Mat and ran it through my die cut machine. It works like a charm! The sentiment “Thanks” from “Script Words Die 2” surely makes quite a statement.

My last card may look plain, but it really is not. The WOW factor lies in those colored leaves!

Altenew File4 2I used the negative piece (of the leaf die cut paper) as a mask and sponged the space with “Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink” and “Olive Crisp Dye Ink“. There are no special supplies, gadgets and tools required–just your stamps, inks and dies!

Altenew File3 2The sentiment from “More Than Words” Stamp Set enhances the overall design, too. Love that set.

Altenew File5I hope today's post WOWS you a little bit and makes you want to create  and have fun! Here is an overview of all the cards I created with Fantasy Floral.

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Thank you so much for the visit. See you soon!
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Mary Jo Stewart August 29, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Beautiful cards! I was just wondering how designer papers would look using those dies. Now I just have to work up the nerve to actually use and cut my Reflection Paper!

Lagene August 29, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Gorgeous cards! I love the embossed leaves on the Kraft card!

Tara Prince August 29, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Amazing cards!!

Jackie P. August 29, 2017 - 10:41 AM

That die is just fabulous! It makes for beautiful die cuts. Your cards are gorgeous!! This die is on my wishlist

Gail Larsen August 29, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Absolutely fabulous!! Very inspiring. I just received those dies yesterday. Oh boy oh boy.


Erum Tasneem August 29, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Absolutely fantastic set of cards! I might CASE the heart one ♥

KimMJ August 29, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Those are simply Fabulous! Love them all. My wish list Judy got a lil bit longer. Thanx for the inspiration!

Michele F August 29, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Virginia, my set arrived yesterday… it’s killing me to get busy with it!! LOve the many ways you’ve shown how fabulous it can be! thank you…

Anne Sturgeon August 29, 2017 - 12:03 PM

This is such a lovely group! Each is so wonderful. Might just need to invest in this set. Nicely done, thank you.

Jean Marmo August 29, 2017 - 12:10 PM

So very cool.

barbara lassiter August 29, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Great and beautiful ideas for this die set. Thanks

Sharri Niehus Reeves August 29, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Beautiful cards, and wonderful ideas for making cards that are similar but each having its own special flair.

Mary Buxbaum August 29, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Each one of these cards is so beautiful! So beautiful, in fact, that I immediately ordered this die set! I can see that the possibilities will be practically endless, and will yield gorgeous results!

Dawn T August 29, 2017 - 3:43 PM

These certainly have a WOW factor. Beautifully done Virginia.

Harriet August 29, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Virginia has done this wonderful die proud. Lovely cards, excellent ideas!

Shelly August 29, 2017 - 5:31 PM

These are so beautiful!

Patt H. August 29, 2017 - 5:59 PM

Wonderful cards, Virginia, especially the one on Kraft! Love those awesome colors!

Lin Brandyberry August 29, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Oh, Virginia, Altenew is onto something wonderful here! I’ve got these coming my way soon – can’t wait to play with them! I love all your samples – the one with the heart is sweet!

Tracey Magner August 29, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Such BEAUTIFUL cards, I think they are ALL wow’s, they are all so pretty with awesome colors beautifully designed.

Jenny Martin August 29, 2017 - 9:02 PM

So beautiful and creative Virginia!

Deborah Moss August 29, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Virginia, your cards kept getting better as I was reading thru the blog…my favorites are the 3rd and 4th cards. Beautiful and it is apparent you had a lot of fun with this die set.

Celeste Goff August 29, 2017 - 9:43 PM

Such gorgeous cards!

Julie August 30, 2017 - 4:22 AM

Wow, lovely cards, I really can’t pick a favourite. Love them all.

Sue LD August 30, 2017 - 8:34 AM

Wow–these are beautiful!

Barb macaskill August 30, 2017 - 9:07 AM

This fearsome foursome is AMAZING! This die set is at the top of my buy now list! As soon as I can place an order this set will be on its way to me! TFS!

Janet August 30, 2017 - 3:30 PM

I’m definitely wowed!!! Love the big heart addition too :-)

Maureen Reiss August 30, 2017 - 7:32 PM

Really Pretty cards!!

jan metcalf August 31, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Can’t wait for my new fantasy dies to arrive!!

donna mikasa August 31, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Gasp! These are all so beautiful, Virginia! And blue leaves, who knew? Love them all.

Teresa Doyle September 1, 2017 - 9:01 AM

A WOW factor, for sure! These are all gorgeous Virginia, I am so inspired! TFS!

Hanna September 2, 2017 - 4:57 PM

This really is an inspiring post. Thank you so much for all of the great and beautiful ideas.


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