Die-ing For Creativity Greeting Cards
Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! On today’s blog I’ll be humbly sharing with you the cards that I’ve created as a Guest Designer for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group The theme for the challenge #121 is ‘‘Die-ing For Creativity’’ which means use die cuttings on you cards or projects. Honestly, I couldn’t be anymore happier guesting this challenge as die cutting is my favorite thing about crafting. So, for this challenge I’d like to share the three cards that I created to inspire you, as I’m pretty sure you’ll be creating beautiful cards or projects using all of your Simon Says Stamp Dies.
So, without further ado let’s jump into the blog!
For all three card I kept the same clean and simple look, as I wanted the die cuttings to stand out as those are the focal points of the cards. So, to begin with for the first example I started by white heat embossing the Plank Background on a piece of white card stock. Once, the white heat embossing was heat set it I trimmed the edges of the card panel off, and I set it aside while I was creating all of the die cuttings.
For the die cuttings I use:
— Cluster Leaves Die
— Outline Cluster Leaves Die
— Big Thanks Die
As you can see I used both of the Cluster Leaves Dies to die cut out of vellum and out of green card stock, once the cuts were done I layered one on top of the other and I adhered them to the card panel with liquid glue. As you can see in the picture above I inlaid some of the leaves, and I left some out. Soon after, I was done adhering them I trimmed all of the excess from the edges and I continued with the second die cutting which was the Big Thanks. For the Big Thanks I die cut the layering shadow 2X one out white card stock, and the second out of vellum. Then I die cut the top layer out gold card stock, once all of the die cutting were done I layered all of the parts by gluing them one on top of the other with liquid glue. And before I adhered the Big Thanks to the card panel I decided to add a little bit of texture by adding Metallic Embroidered Thread between the cluster leaves, and the big thanks. To finish the card panel off I complemented the big thanks with a sentiment strip which I adhered with foam mounting tape along with a few crystal sequins that I adhered here and there for an extra sparkle touch.
Finally, I adhered the backed of the card panel with double sided tape to an A2 size white side folding card base, and as a finishing touch I added shimmer to all of the leaves with the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen.
For the second example I started by dry embossing the white card panel as you can see in the picture above. Then I adhered the card panel to a white side folding card base.
For the die cuttings I used:
— Mod Leaf Oval Die
— Big Friend Die
As you can see I used Mod Leaf Oval to die cut the oval out green card stock, once the oval was cut I adhered it in the center of the card panel. Then, I used the Big Friend Die to die cut its shadow layer out of vellum, and the top layer out of gold card stock. After finishing all the die cuttings I adhered all of the layers with liquid glue, and I adhered it to the center of the oval. To finish the card off I complemented the big friend die cutting with one of the sentiments from the Simon’s strip sentiments which I adhered with foam mounting tape.
For third and last example I decided to use the white on white technique by creating a white die cutting background for the card panel.
For the die cuttings I used:
— Folke Dance Background Die
— Big Happy Die
As I mentioned earlier I used the Folke Dance die to die cut the background out of white card stock, once the background was done I adhered the backed of it to an A2 size white side folding card base. Then, I die cut out of green card stock the top layer of the Big Happy, and I die cut the shadow layer out of vellum. Soon after I was done die cutting the layers I adhered one on top of the other, as you can see I also added some texture by adding metallic embroidered tread between the card panel, and the Big Happy die cutting. To finish the card off I adhered some clear sequins here and there, and a complementary sentiment which I adhered it with foam mounting tape. I also decided to add shimmer to the Big Happy using the Aqua Shimmer Pen, and last but not least I adhered the card panel to a white side folding card base, and because I couldn’t stop right there, I also added glossy accent on top of the big happy for a glossy look.
YAY! I’m glad you made it to the end, I hope you’ve had a great time here with me as well as I hope that you find some inspiration from these example, it was such an honor to be the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Guest Designer! For the #121 “Die-ing For Creativity” challenge.
If you’re a new reader welcome and thank you for stopping by I appreciate the time that you’ve spent here with me. But if you aren’t new, thank you as well for taking the time to read all my blog post, I appreciate you all so much down below you’ll find the supply list for all the products used in this post, as a referral from where they were purchased from.
So that being said, now it’s your turn to share your projects/cards to the ➝ Flickr Group Don’t forget that you have until Thursday 9:00am EDT, April 25, 2019 to upload your cards/projects to the SSS Flickr group. The random winners will be announced shortly thereafter, on the same day, in a new discussion thread.
There will be TWO winners, randomly selected from all the entries. Each winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp online store!
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Clustered Leaves Die
Outline Clustered Leaves Die
Mod Leaf Oval
Folk Dance Background Die
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips
Plank Background Die
Big Thanks Die
Big Happy Die
Big Friend Die
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen
Metallic Embroidered Thread
Moonshine Crystal Clear Sequins
Neenah Classic Crest #110
Neenah Smooth Solar White #80
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All photography provided by Yasmin Diaz
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I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards, the information provided here is base in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert by any means, and I only share the way that I design my cards. All of the products used for this blog post were personally purchased by me. And all of the referral links were added for you to know from where I purchased the items from. The products shared, and mentioned in my blog posts are simply because… I use, and truly love them.