Mar 29, 2017

Diamond Top Card

Hello, Janice here with you to share my very last card 

I have really enjoyed being part of this wonderful design team for the last year,
which has found me learning so much from the other fabulous ladies
and of course, making new friendships.

Thanks to Dani, the owner of Dies R Us, for giving me this great opportunity and
a big thank you to Darlene, the design team coordinator. She is one amazing team leader!

So, onto my Diamond Top card. I found some very easy instructions to follow on
Christina Griffith's blog HERE, where you will find she has also put together a short video.

Here is my card base after scoring and folding at the required measurements.
Next, using the Large Cross Stitched Square Stackables from Lawn Fawn
I cut a square from blue card and glued it to the diamond top, followed by a smaller
square Nestabilities die from Spellbinders.

I then made up one of the styles of cupcake from the Sizzix Triplets - Cupcakes,
and glued it to the centre of the diamond top.

For the lower part of my card I cut a piece of blue card and a smaller piece of yellow card.

For the embossing of the yellow card, I used a technique I came across on
Jennifer McGuire's blog HERE, using the Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders.
She has used these dies in various ways with such a great effect.
Connie from the Design Team also used this technique for her card HERE

Keeping the four dies connected, I placed them onto the card using low tack tape,
and run it through my die cutting machine.
I continued doing this, until the whole piece was embossed.
 I then glued it to the blue card and glued it to the base card.
Lastly, I stamped my sentiment onto yellow card, used one of the
Then, using the same die, I drew around the outer edge on blue card,
cut with scissors and used as a matt for the sentiment.

I placed it in position with 3D foam pads, and then added the diamantes.

Here are the dies I have used:-

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  1. Janice, this is so sweet! I love the stitched background idea. What a great way to add texture without adding layers. I've never seen this diamond style card either. You've given me all kinds of inspiration I want to try! I'm so glad to have had this opportunity to work with you. I'll be seeing you on your blog!

  2. Oh WOW! This is fantastic! I love that fold and how you created the 'stitched' background, looks amazing! And of course that layered YUMMY cupcake....mmmmm.....Fun creation! Well done, so great to get to know you and work with you. I too will not be a stranger, apparently you can run but you can't hide! :)

  3. Oh Janice it has been my pleasure having you as a part of the team! We have all learned from each other ... how awesome is that! And had fun along the way ... even better! This card is AMAZING ... so unique and fun! Well done! You are certainly going out with your best foot forward! Thanks for all you've done and by all means ... stay in touch!!!! Hugs

  4. Love the new fun fold, always fun to see new things :) I love those stitched dies, you can use them in so many ways, I had that idea written down as ones to try but hadn't done it yet :) You showed it beautifully, your cupcake is so cute, great card!

  5. I have not tried this fold, the cupcake is perfect for it! great job!



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