May 25, 2017

Realistic Florals

I cannot think of anything more fun to do that make a flower out of paper and make it look real.  Either with coloring or, as I have done, with dies. Barbara Campbell here with a
card made with the Elizabeth Dies, called Aster.  I remember these in my parents garden every year. I must tell you that I liked this card well enough, but as I was sharing it with you today, I thought there is a better way.
                                                                  Here is my card.
The flower looks a little stick like.  I had die cut lots of these flowers and leaves and here is what I did. After coloring all of the pieces, I brought them to my sponge pad, the one that I use to shape flowers and leaves.
Using my stylus, I scored the back of the flowers and the leaves, giving them a more realistic look.  You can see the difference here. 

                                                See how much better the leaves look here.
Now I have another set of Asters to make another card.  Consider making your flowers look more real, it is pretty simple and I am sure that you can do it.

Here are the supplies that I used.
Elizabeth Craft 1219 Garden Notes Aster
 Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - AsterCurrently out of stock, put it on your wish list.
Frantic Stamper Fancy Frames #1
No longer available, but you could use the smaller stitched frame 

Frantic Stamper Elements #16 Stitched Rectangle Frames
 Frantic Stamper - Dies - Elementals #16 - Stitched Rectangle Frames

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May 23, 2017

DANCE ALL NIGHT !!!

Hi Dies R US Friends ! Hope you are Well !

Maryvonne  with  you today for a disco night between girls, is it tempting?

Yes !!!! It's over here ! :







The base is made with the  Tattered Lace - Art Deco Stepper Card  Die... ... upside down!
The silver paper with these changing reflections is a "rainbow" paper whose reflections change depending on the exposure to light, as you can see in all the pictures below .





 The central motifs are fixed with foam to give a depth effect, and the cuts of the dancers and notes are doubled to give a halo effect of light.












I used a few cut out of the cuts made with the Poppystamps Dies Stick Frames  to make the glittering dance floor .






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Whimsical Whale


Hello Dies R Us Friends!  Vickie Y here with a fun, whimsical card that will put a smile on the recipient!

This card was really easy and fun to put together using these dies found in the Dies R Us online store:




And, I used a wave die from Taylored Expressions, not found in the store but this Memory Box die would be a great substitute:

Here's a close up of the sweet Patchwork Whale

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May 22, 2017

Bridal Shower "Best Wishes"!

Hey there die cut friends! 
 Vicki here to share my Monday morning tag inspiration with you. 
 
It will be soon the most popular time of year for weddings and "June Brides".  We will be attending one soon and the wedding shower is just around the corner.  I've purchased a gift and decided to create the tag to look similar to the shower invitation. 

I used the die cuts in the photo below which includes the invitation too!


EK Success Cutter Bee Borders
Sizzix Thinlits Pansy/Violet Set
Tutti Designs Best Wishes Word Set
Tutti Designs Flowery Heart
Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Hearts

And, here's the shower gift tag...

"Best Wishes"

The color and design of the background paper were almost a perfect match to the invitation.  Lots of hearts were in order since it's for a bridal shower. 


I added the greenery and a couple of handmade flowers.   The two tone bow is topped with lavender and white hearts.  A few randomly placed iridescent sequins complete the tag.
 
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Vicki

May 21, 2017

Floral Hello

Hi everyone! I love all the texture on this card; plus, I feel like I sort of "re-purposed" a die. I hope you enjoy my card.

What I Used to Make this Card:
White Card Base
White Cardstock
Various Colored Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Darice Floral Vines Embossing Folder, 1218115 (got mine at ConsumerCrafts)


The Butterfly Wreath
First thing I did was cut out out the wreath die in green, thinking that I would attached the flowers from the Floral Confetti and the green would be the stems and leaves. Well, let me tell you, I ended up with a huge amount of flowers; in fact, you will be seeing a card I made with the leftovers very soon.

Once I had my flowers and wreath cut I worked on my craft mat so that any glue leaking wouldn't be an issue, since I knew I'd be gluing things in places they technically didn't belong.  It took me days to get the placement of the flowers where I wanted them (please don't take me literally - I typically work on a few projects at once, so when I say days I really mean some time each day, for a few days.  Clear as mud?) but I finally did, cleverly covering all the butterflies, and I even snuck a heart into the design. 

Placing the flowers
Setting the wreath aside to dry fully overnight, I wasn't sure what else I was going to do to the card.  I could of left the card alone after I placed the wreath on it,  but I felt a bit more was needed. Using white card I embossed a piece that was about 5 1/4" x 4" using the Floral Vines Embossing folder.  Liking what I saw, I still felt there was one thing missing.  I had the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut set on my desk (ok, truthfully, I KNEW it was on my desk but it took me a few minutes a while to find it.  Once I did, I used the die to cut out "hello" in lavender cardstock.  This card is so bright and cheerful in real life, I'm very pleased with the outcome.
Another Look
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Fondly, Christi

May 20, 2017

You Are Out Of This World

Hi crafty friends!
Stacey back with you today to share a card that I created using some fabulous dies that can be found in the Dies R Us Store

I have been seeing a lot of Galaxy type backgrounds lately and I thought it would be fun to give it a try and create a card with this technique. 

I started out by gathering all my distress inks that I wanted to use.

The colors of distress inks that I used were: Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Mermaid lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot. 

Next I stamped my images from the Lawn Fawn Out Of This World stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. Please forgive the dark pictures, it was night when I was creating this card.


Next up, I used the coordinating Lawn Fawn Out Of This World dies to cut out my stamped images.


They line up perfectly!

Here is a look at my finished card:


To create my moon, I free hand cut a domed shape and used a hole punch to cut out some "craters". I placed some cardstock behind the moon a little bit darker so that the holes had some dimension. I popped up my astronaut and planets with some foam tape and added a bit of shimmer to my vellum for just a bit of sparkle. 

Here is a look at the Dies R US products that I used on my card today:

          


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May 19, 2017

Wedding Cake Shaker Card

Hello Dies R Us friends! 
 Debbie with you today and I'm sharing a new card  for Dies R Us. 

This card is a fun card that features a fun die by Tutti Designs
called the Wedding Cake.



I'm learning to color again at my age which I won't tell you but it's
something I learned years ago but this is different.
Coloring isn't the same as I remember!!
For this Card I did some water coloring, believe me when I tell you it was very basic!



The back  panel is water color paper and I very simply took a wide brush and brushes several different colors on to the paper.  
If you don't know anything about water color, there are many videos out on you tube that will teach you the basics.



Next step is to die cut the cake from the center of a piece of white card stock.  You will be using the negative for this card.

On a piece of scrap velum stamp your sentiment and adhere it to the bottom of your die cut panel.
Add some clear acetate to the back of your die cut panel and then 
Adhere foam tape around the die cut.  

Add your sequins into the center of the foam tape and on the acetate.  
Add a coordinating panel cut slightly larger than your panel and adhere it to your die cut panel.  Adhere both to a card base.

Embellish as desired.




Giving cards is one of the most personal, thoughtful and encouraging 
things you can do for a friend or loved one.  All too often 
people send a text or use social media to send
 sentiments to people who sometimes could use a little more 
personal encouragement.

The smile on a friend or family members face is worth it!
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inspire you to create your own beautiful projects!!

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May 18, 2017

Happy Spring

   



Today I have made a card using a crocus, one of the first flowers we see in Spring.  I have a card that I made after spending some time in Florida. There, the spring is in full bloom and back here in Wisconsin, we need some more sunshine. Soon all of the flowers will be blooming, but for now, we can make cards to reflect the Spring season.

I made this card using only dies and stamping only the sentiment.  It really went together easily and once I had the arrangement that I liked, I just glued it in place.  I used two different colors of glitter paper for the flowers.  Added some rhinestones and some gingham paper along with a Spellbinders border die. 
                                     Here is the die that I used. 
                                  Frantic Stamper - Dies - Mix 'n Match CrocusFrantic Stamper Mix and Match Crocus


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May 17, 2017

ALOHA !

Hi  Maryvonne  with you today for a wonderful day of dream in the tropics !
SEA - SUN - SAND ..... , Let's Go !!!!


For my post today I choose a POP UP Card inspiring of the Sea Holiday  .
Here's my card:







This beach chair is waiting for you !!!






Here is the closed card , decorated with :














Seabirds have benn made with Memory Box Dies "Small Flock of Doves "










The waves were cut out of  a blue marine paper with the die :

I added white cutouts made with Precious Marieke Dies "Icicles 
I covered the waves with Snowtex to simulate white foam of the sea side .

A cut made with Precious Marieke Dies "Icicles " in sand imitation paper inked with Distress Inks gives the impression of the sand just wetted by the rising waves.

Finally the basis is carried out by affixing a cutout ,  inked with Distress ink, cutting with 












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