Dec 2, 2019

Thinking of You

Hello Dies R Us friends. Lena here today sharing a Thinking of You card that I'm going to send to a very dear friend who is going through the necessary medical tests to undergo a stem cell transplant.

It was easy and fun to create this very serene scene. I used various dies from a few different companies. I have listed them all below, with links to the Dies R Us store, for your convenience.

I love the Water Lily pop up on the inside on this peaceful pond.
Other than plain die cutting, the only thing that took a little bit of time was making the frame so it could be a different colour. However, if you have an electronic cutting machine it's really easy to do.  If you don't have an electronic cutting machine, you can always trace it and cut it by hand.

So to use the Silhouette I first traced my die onto a piece of white card stock.  Next I scanned it and saved it as a jpeg pic.  Then I uploaded it to the silhouette and cut.  Easy peasy and now I have a saved file that I can use in future.

It's important to make a small mark on your die and card stock cut piece so you know which side is up.  There is always a small difference in the width and length of the die.  By knowing which side is up, you'll be able to set in place correctly.

I cut out all my bits and pieces and coloured them using copic markers and a variety of Memento inks to create the scene I wanted.

Lastly, it was time to finish off the inside.  I began by cutting and adhering the Water Lily and went from there.  This card took a little longer to put together than my usual, but it was fun and relaxing putting the image in my head onto the card. 😀

As promised, here is the list of the materials I used:

FineLine Bottle Applicator

As you can see from the above list, I used a few dies from Marianne Designs and one from Joy Crafts.  Dies R Us often have special order sales and it's during these sales that you'll be able to purchase overseas dies at a very reasonable price.  The best way to know about these special order sales is to subscribe to the store's newsletter.  You'll find the sign up form on the home page of the store.  All you have to do is enter your email address and you're all set to receiving all the specials that the store runs frequently on overseas dies and local ones too.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that I inspired you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of every month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.

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