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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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!

 
Altenew Nesting Slim Rectangles Die…
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Altenew Floral Lace Die Gorgeous…
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Classic Alphabet Die Set
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Crafter's Essential Cutting and…
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Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set
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Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set
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Ultramarine Crisp Dye Ink — Altenew
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Circled Greetings: Hugs Die – Altenew…
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Michele F February 28, 2021 - 10:15

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!
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Helen Budz February 28, 2021 - 11:00

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

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jintyoo7 February 28, 2021 - 11:41

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

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LauraJane February 28, 2021 - 13:04

Smitten with theses Emily!!

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Maureen Reiss February 28, 2021 - 13:47

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

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Delia Wilkes February 28, 2021 - 14:45

Absolutely beautiful cards. Thank you for the amazing inspiration ❤️

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barbara lassiter February 28, 2021 - 17:41

Oh my! These are stunning!

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Sharon Newman February 28, 2021 - 22:15

Love love ❤️

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donna mikasa March 1, 2021 - 04:25

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

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Patricia Wilson March 1, 2021 - 07:08

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?

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Sadia Ashraf March 1, 2021 - 08:52

Fantastic cards… Love the LOVE one most! 💖

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Tara Prince March 1, 2021 - 10:48

such gorgeous cards!!

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Renee Van Epps March 2, 2021 - 07:16

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

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Nancy Penir March 13, 2021 - 10:14

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

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