Jul 14, 2021

Hello Sunshine!

 Hello Friends,

Can you imagine being on the beach with your toes in the sand, feeling the warm sun on your face and a slight salty breeze in the air.  Well, Diane here to share some Summertime beachy card inspiration with you using fabulous Dies R Us stamps and dies.  I have used the Marianne designs "Creatables" flower dies along with leaves from Karen Burniston and outline dies from Lawn Fawn.  The paper I used is a fun beachy theme from Prima Marketing called "Golden Coast" paper pad.

Come see what I have created.

This card is very simple to make.

I used gold card stock in between the layers to accent all the beautiful gold foiling in the Prima Marketing papers.

  Here is a picture of the supplies I used for this card. 

Later in this post I will have links for the supplies.

Card Tutorial

Below I have created for you a photo tutorial, so you may recreate this fun Summertime card.

Have Fun!!!

First, I chose my papers.

Next, I embossed my sentiment.

I used "Versamark" to stamp the Lawn Fawn "Hello Sunshine" stamp onto a scrap of white
cardstock.  Then, I sprinkled "Zing", Gold embossing powder on top of the wet stamped image.

I used my heat tool to set the embossing powder.
This creates a raised golden texture.

Using the Lawn Fawn coordinating die to the sentiment stamp set, I cut out my sentiment.

I wanted to create a small decorative boarder for my circle sentiment, so I selected the

Lawn Fawn, Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame.  I cut this out of Gold cardstock and attached 

it to the back of my sentiment circle.  Set aside.

The next step is creating handmade flowers.  This is so much fun.
I encourage you to give it a try.  I took the flower dies from
Marianne Designs, and using my Sizzix Big Shot Die cutting machine, I 
cut the flower pieces using pink metallic cardstock.  This cardstock is
available at Michael's Arts and Crafts and comes in all colors.  It is so pretty.

Next, I cut out the leaves.  I used gold metallic cardstock for them.

In order to add dimension and shape to these flowers, I suggest making a small
cut between each petal.  This will allow for the paper to come up a little as you
used an embossing flower shaping tool, as seen below.

I use this flower shaping tool which has a small ball at the end to roll around the
circumference of the middle of the flower.  As I roll the tool around, the petals
slowly lift up a little and create dimension.

Once I have all the petals shaped, then I glue them together.
Placing glue only in the center of the flower and then putting the smaller
flower on the larger one.

The next step is to add a center for your flower.

 Here I am using a flatback gem stone.

Because there is a hole in the center of this flower die, you could use a 

stamens for added dimension and a more realistic look.

This card measure 5x7.  My card base was cut from white cardstock measuring
10x7, I scored in the middle at 5" and folded my card in half.  The layers of decorative
card are cut as follows.  The first gold layer measures 4 7/8 x 6 7/8.  The next layer,
Prima paper measures 4 5/8 x 6 5/8.  The next gold layer measures 3 3/4 x 5 3/4.
Then next Prima paper layer measures 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.

Putting it all Together...

Here I am adhering with glue the Prima decorative paper on top of the gold metallic paper.
This will be my base decorative paper.

Do the same with the smaller layers.

Using pop dots or foam dimensional tape and glue to "pop" up the smaller layer
on top of the larger decorative base layer.  This really adds interest to your card.

Next, add your flowers, gold rope bow and gold leaves to the front of your card
with hot glue.

Here is another look at the finished card.

Available at Dies R Us

Lawn Fawn Magic Messages

Coordinating die to "magic messages" stamp set.

I used the second to the smallest.

Right now this flower die is not available at Dies R Us, however if you really want
it, you can find it by searching for it on Google.  There are plenty of flower dies currently
available at Dies R us.  You can use any floral die for the embellishments to this card.

Come check them out at Dies R Us.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope you were inspired by my card.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  

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