Nov 27, 2020

Lawn Fawn Fireplace Shadow Box Add On on an A2 Card

 Hello! Amanda here, back with another Christmas card. I hope that everyone that celebrates, had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. Today, I am sharing how to use the Lawn Fawn Fireplace Shadow Box Add On on an A2 Card. Plus, I used some other Lawn Fawn goodies to complement it. Those Add Ons from Lawn Fawn, don't always *have* to be used as intended and it's a great way to stretch your dies.


I have prepared a video tutorial for you today. I hope that you enjoy it. Below that, I will have more finished project pictures and a list of supplies for your convenience. 




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Nov 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

   Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman back today wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and hoping you are enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday and not eating too much turkey!!!


I created an easel card in rich fall colors then placed a piece of burlap on top as I wanted to add a rustic feel to my card.  Then I wrapped the panel with some coordinating ribbon.

 Using a Tutti Designs cornucopia die, I die cut it from 2 colors of Rinea Foiled Paper.  If you haven't noticed, I love to do paper piecing and  I wanted to piece together the pumpkin within the cornucopia.  


Needing a base to adhere the cornucopia to (so I could do my paper piecing), I die cut 2 different sized ovals, then used the Best Glue Ever to glue the cornucopia in place.  Next, I glued the various pumpkin pieces in place.


I adhered the cornucopia panel to the front panel using foam adhesives for dimension then slipped a tag behind it to fill in some of the space above it.  


To hold the card upright, I stamped and die cut a phrase and placed it on the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  Thanksgiving was also stamped and placed on the tag, filling in some additional space on the card.


Happy Thanksgiving.

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Nov 25, 2020

Winter Cardinal


 


Cardinals are the heralds of the Christmas season.


Hi everyone and welcome!  Monica of HeartcraftPaper and this season I'm sharing with you a wonderful watercolor card with you.  Most usually I use stamps for my watercoloring, but today I decided to use an embossing folder to create the image that I would be using to color in.  During the Dies R Us European sale, I found a beautiful embossing folder of a lovely bird on a branch and that just so happens to be what it's called too.  



Supplies

Bird On Branch Embossing Folder
Snow Embossing Folder
​Never Ending Oval Dies
Watercolors
White Gelly Roll Pen
White Cardstock
​Red Glitter Cardstock

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To begin, die cut the red glitter paper using the oval die that will fit on an A2 card size.  Use the second nesting die down to cut out an oval out of Canson watercolor paper.  Using the Bird On Branch embossing folder, pass the watercolor paper through your die cutting machine.  You will see that with watercolor paper the embossing to me seems more pronounced. 




Using any watercolors you may have, add color to the back ground first. Next you will work the branches and then the bird.  Remember to allow for drying time between applications of color so that the color does not spread and bleed.  Once you have finished painting in your image and it's all dry, use a white Gelly pen to add some snow to the branches and specks floating around in the air. 





Trim down a piece of white cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5" and using the snow embossing folder, pass this through your die cutting machine.  Add a stretch of ribbon to the left side of the card adhering it down with double sided tape.  Then using another piece of ribbon tie a simple not on the front upper left side.  **Tip**  Using this method will allow you to slide the bow up or down to adjust to your image piece.   Adhere this piece down onto the front of the A2 card base. 






With the card base ready, prepare the image by layering it on top of the red glitter paper with liquid glue.  Then adhere the hole thing down onto the card base.  If you need to you can slide the not up a little to make space for the image. 





The final touch is this beautiful holly and berry piece.  I used a piece of foam tape to secure this embellishment to the bottom lower right corner of the card.  and now your done.  





Now your done!  this is what the final piece will look like.   This was  fairly simple card to make with only a few steps to for such a beautiful card.  There truly is beauty in simplicity.



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Nov 24, 2020

Thinking of You

Hey there!
It's Judy here with a new card project created with dies from 


I decided on a slimline design and made a white card base
measuring 4 x 9 inches.

The rest of my materials were all scraps I had laying on my craft desk.

I took a strip of metallic purple card stock and
adhered it to the left side of my white card.


Next I picked up a strip of white card stock and
die cut with a hexagon shaped die as shown in the photo below.


I layered the white strip over the purple strip on my card. I also
added another small piece of metallic purple card
toward the bottom right side and added
one of the whole die cuts and a half piece on top of that.

I decided to add some flowers and a sentiment and die cut,
again out of scraps that were right there on my desk!


I laid the pieces out on the card in what was a pleasing 
arrangement to me and adhered. 





Dies Used


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 play and create with your dies and we'd love for you 
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