Shoot for the Moon with Calligraphy Alpha Dies

by jenniferrzasa

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Hey guys, it's Jen here today!  I know you always see my cards on blog hop posts, but I thought I would pop in with a card inspiration post using one of our new die sets, Calligraphy Alpha Die Set:

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If you love the versatility of our Calligraphy Alpha stamp set, then you will adore the Calligraphy Alpha dies.  This die set complements the stamp set, but was designed to be larger for scrapbook page titles and card sentiments!  (please note that if you stamp the letters, these dies will not cut out around them, since the dies are larger).

To create my card, I first created a background using an ink blender tool and the following ink colors: Coral Berry, Warm Sunshine, Ocean Waves, Desert Night, and Jet Black.  I added the colors to white cardstock first, then blended them together with black, being careful not to cover all of the color – I wanted bright spots to peek through.  I then splattered plain water all over my background, since our ink reacts with water.  Last, I splashed on some pearl watercolor to represent stars.

Next, I used our Rock Collection inks to stamp the moon image from To the Moon onto watercolor paper.  Each layer was inked up normally, then sprayed with some water before stamping.  This resulted in a gorgeous watercolor look!

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To finish the card, I die cut the letters for the word “moon” twice – once in Jet Black cardstock, and then again in glitter paper.  I really love how this card came out!

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I hope you give our Calligraphy Alpha dies a try!  They are currently sold out individually, but you can purchase them as a bundle with the Calligraphy Alpha stamp set.

Hope you have an amazing day!

S Jen


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Trina P. February 25, 2017 - 10:56 AM

Gorgeous galaxy background! Love how you stamped/watercoloured the moon. The stacked sentiment die cut from black and then glitter paper was a great idea. I have the alphabet stamp set and didn’t think I needed the matching die until now. Love this card.

Mary Holshouser February 25, 2017 - 11:13 AM

the background is out of this world
thanks for sharing.

Virginia Lu February 25, 2017 - 11:58 AM

You truly make the Altenew inks SHINE in this beautiful gallaxy! Love it so much, Jen!

HJ February 25, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Stunning background and moon. Love your watercoloring.

Erum Tasneem February 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM

THIS is beyond gorgeous!!! I absolutely love it!!

Karen P February 25, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Oh my goodness! I am in love, love, love, love this stunning creation! I think I need to rob a bank so that I can purchase every thing I need to create such a beautiful project, lol. Thank you so much for sharing with us xx

Debs February 25, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Love you to the moon and back for the inspirations!

Preety February 26, 2017 - 1:29 AM

wow! simply gorgeous, love these calligraphy alpha dies

HelenK February 26, 2017 - 2:08 PM

So beautiful – so impressed!

Jackie P. February 26, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Wow! That moon and the background are stunning!! Love how you left spots of colour peeking through a haze. Gorgeous!!

Jackie P. February 26, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Forgot to mention that I love the calligraphy letter dies too. Theyre beautiful letters. Perfect for short sentiments or names

Tara Prince February 27, 2017 - 1:38 PM



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