Jun 3, 2014

A Little Bird Told Me . . .

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene here sharing another fun creation using dies from the 

Today I was playing around with my Gelatos to create some background panels and thought it would be fun to add a little 3D effect to my cards.  There are so many dies you could use to create this effect ... my brain is swirling around a number of fun ideas.  What's your thoughts??

Technique:  I simply scribbled purple and blue Gelatos onto a piece of white card stock, spritz with water then smeared it around with my finger.  With another piece of white card stock I die cut the oval with my Spellbinder Classic Ovals die.  Once the colored panel was dry, I adhered the two together around the outer edge.  Next, I die cut my Impression Obsession 'Bird on a Branch' #DIE161 from garden green card stock and the bird AGAIN from a scrap of blue card stock.  I glued the blue bird on top of the base (green) bird and colored in the legs/created an eye with a black marker.  Small pieces of 3d foam tape was used behind the bird and some of the outer leaves for dimension. My butterfly is from the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Exotic Butterflies Small' #DL113.

Inside View
 On the inside of my card I used the 'scrap piece' that was die cut from my card front panel using the Spellbinder Classic Oval for my sentiment.  I used a coordinating marker to do the dots around the outer edge and added a Memory Box 'Vivienne Butterfly' #98265.

 Since I was playing around I decided to make a second card for you today using the same Gelatos background technique.  Once again, it was a quick and easy creation.  I die cut this fabulous Die-Mensions 'Ornate Birthday Balloons' #DME-030 sentiment, colored in the balloon with coordinating colors using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, popped up the balloons with 3d form tape and VIOLA!  
Birthday card ready for the party!!!
It doesn't get much easier than that!!!

Remember, if the die you are wanting is Out of Stock, simply click on the 'Put Me On The Waiting List' tab and you will be notified via email when it is back in stock.

I hope you've enjoyed today's cards and please come back tomorrow to be inspired by the fabulous creation Sherri has created for you!  
OH, one more thing ...have you checked out our challenges over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog?  They are held on the 1st and 15th of each month and the teams have AWESOME creations to inspire you.  Please come join us ... 

I'll see you again next Tuesday ... have a great week!


  1. Great cards, Darlene! Love the technique you used on the background & both of these are just such fun & happy cards! Love that birthday balloon die!

  2. Just love your card Darlene! By any chance do you like purple? LOL! Gelatos are so much fun to use, endless possibilities.

  3. I haven't played with gelatos yet. I may have to now :)


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.