Jan 20, 2020

LLama tell you ...

Hello Dies R Us friends.  Lena here today sharing a Llama Valentine card.
Did you catch the wonderful sales that Dies R Us recently had on international dies? If you know me, then you know that I bought more than my fair share :-)

So here is my cute little llama.  I used Eline's Alpaca die set from Marianne Design, to create my cute llama.  And yes, this is actually an Alpaca and yes, there is a difference between an Alpaca and a Llama. In case you're interested, the main differences are Llamas have more of an elongated face, longer ears and they are quite a bit larger.  But for my Valentine card, I decided that this would be a llama, otherwise, I would not be able to use the sentiment I wanted. 😀

I used Anja's Vertical Fold Oval to create the base of the card.

Even though there are several layers on this 5.5" x 5.5" card, and the llama is foam dotted onto the oval, it is still a pretty flat card and easy to put in the mail without having to use extra postage.

Let me show you how quickly this card came together.

First I die cut all pieces in the alpaca die set, out of white card stock.

Next I used copic markers to colour in all the bits and pieces.

Once the llama was put together, I worked on the card.  I used an 11" x 5.5" piece of white card stock and scored it at 5.5".  Next I divided the front of the card in half.  In my case, since my card is 5.5" x 5.5", my halfway mark was at 2.75".  Please remember that this needs to be done on the inside of the card on the front panel.  I marked the top and bottom and drew a faint line in pencil to help me align the oval fold die.  To ensure that it was really straight and centre, I used the grid on the mat to help me position the die.  I then secured it with two pieces of washi tape and sent it through the die cutting machine.

In order to make the llama stand out more, I used Memento's Rose Bud ink to shade the edge of the oval mat, which is included in the Vertical Fold Oval die.
All that was left to do was to use some pretty papers, use foam squares to adhere the llama to the oval mat, and voila first Valentine card of 2020 is done :-)  I almost forgot to tell you that when I was taking the pics, I didn't like all the empty space around the llama, so I added a few little hearts that I die cut using the Confetti Heart Plate by Poppystamps.

Before I write the list of the supplies I used, I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  Dies R Us now has a sister store called Didi Crafts, which has warehouses located in the USA and Canada.  Didi Crafts carries some of the same products as Dies R Us, but most are different and you will be able to purchase a huge variety of crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Having this sister store means that our Canadian crafting friends won't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees.  Isn't that great?!  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Now for the list of supplies I used,
 each linked to the Dies R Us store, for your convenience.

I'm sure you know by now, but for all the newbies to Dies R Us, I would like to mention that  every so often, Dies R Us runs a big sale on international dies. It's during these special sales that you will find dies from companies such as Marianne Designs, Lea'bilities, and Joy Crafts among others. The best way to know about these fabulous sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter.  However, if you want to replicate this card, and you don't want to wait for the next "Special Orders Sale",  take a look at the Dies Section of the store.  You'll be able to find many substitutes that will work just as well :-)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that I was able to 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.

Till next time,

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