Shabby Chic with Pops of Color!

by Emily

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I've got a pair of cards created almost entirely from die-cuts! I love stamping and coloring, but stand-alone die-cuts are just so much fun to play with.

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When using the multi-layered die sets like Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set, I like to die cut a bunch of them, so that I can create several cards at once. It's super easy when the layers are all grouped together in one convenient die set, like they are in Jumbo Garden Picks. I chose my gradient pink, aqua, and blue cardstock colors from my stash of colored cardstock, and then spent some time just putting everything together.

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Card 1

This first card uses the new Nesting Slimline Rectangle Dies. The dies not only cut your card base to exactly the right size, but they also create a debossed frame around the edge of the die-cut, which I think adds such an elegant little touch! I also die cut a full Floral Lace die-cut from some more white cardstock, which I snipped into a few different pieces and adhered to the white slimline card front to create a pretty feminine textured background. Reminds me of a vintage lace handkerchief!

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Next, I die cut “love” from the Classic Alphabet Die Set, again using white cardstock. Using my gridded Crafter's Essential Cutting & Alignment Mat, I arranged the die-cut letters in a nice straight line, and then picked them all up using washi tape and added foam adhesive to the back. While they were all still attached to the washi tape in a straight line, I adhered them to the center of the slimline card front.

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The next step was to add my flowers, which I arranged in the corners and adhered with a combination of liquid and foam adhesive for lots of dimension. Finally, I added a greeting from Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set on a strip of white cardstock, stamped with Ultramarine Crisp Dye Ink.

Card 2

02282021 Jumbo Garden Picks Circled Hugs

As I said before, when working with layering die sets, I like to die cut and assemble lots of finished pieces so that I can make more than one card. I used the leftover assembled pieces from Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set to assemble a small floral swag piece, which I adhered to a white card base using both liquid and foam adhesive for extra dimension.

02282021 Jumbo Garden Picks Circled Hugs detail 1

The final step was to add a greeting; I die cut Circled Greetings: Hugs Die Set from some white cardstock and then trimmed the edges to leave the greeting as a stand-alone die-cut word. I added it to the floral card front using foam adhesive.

Well, that's all for my projects today! I love the clean feel of using white die-cuts on a white background with a little pop of color. Such pretty texture and so fresh a feeling. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!

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Michele F February 28, 2021 - 10:15 AM

Emily! You’ve dazzled me with these gorgeous colors this morning! I’ve also found a few new items for my wish list! wink! FABulous!

Helen Budz February 28, 2021 - 11:00 AM

Emily, these cards are so beautiful…I, too, love to play with the Altenew floral dies. tfs-stay well.

jintyoo7 February 28, 2021 - 11:41 AM

Oh, WOW! These are exquisite. I love the layered white and touched of colour. Stunning!

LauraJane February 28, 2021 - 1:04 PM

Smitten with theses Emily!!

Maureen Reiss February 28, 2021 - 1:47 PM

This is sooooo Beautiful!!! I love the lace die cut behind everything!!

Delia Wilkes February 28, 2021 - 2:45 PM

Absolutely beautiful cards. Thank you for the amazing inspiration ❤️

barbara lassiter February 28, 2021 - 5:41 PM

Oh my! These are stunning!

Sharon Newman February 28, 2021 - 10:15 PM

Love love ❤️

donna mikasa March 1, 2021 - 4:25 AM

Stunning cards, Emily! And now I “need” that lacy die!

Patricia Wilson March 1, 2021 - 7:08 AM

The slimline card with white on white is truly gorgeous. I’m not a fan of die cut flowers but you sure maximized their beauty. Thank you. Video?

Sadia Ashraf March 1, 2021 - 8:52 AM

Fantastic cards… Love the LOVE one most! 💖

Tara Prince March 1, 2021 - 10:48 AM

such gorgeous cards!!

Renee Van Epps March 2, 2021 - 7:16 AM

Wow!!! Blown away, love them both!!

Nancy Penir March 13, 2021 - 10:14 AM

Emily, I don’t think these could get any lovelier! Vintage beauties for someone special.


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