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.
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.
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!