Lotus Frame Greeting Cards
Hi friends, welcome to another blog post! On today’s blog I’m featuring the new Lotus Frame Wafer Die from the new Blossoms & Butterflies release by Simon Says Stamp This Die it’s so beautiful without mentioning how versatile it is, as you can create different designs out of it by die cutting, coloring, or dry embossing. So, today I’d share with you the 3 different ways that I used it to make these clean and simple cards. That being said, keep on reading the blog! ↓
To begin with I started by die cutting the Lotus frame out white card stock 4X because I wanted to add dimension to the frame, once all the die cuttings were done I adhered one on top of the other and I set them aside. In the meantime I used one of the negative cuts to carefully inked it up the card panel with distress oxide inks, to be exact I placed it where I was planning to place the frame. For the ink blending I used 2 sponge daubers, one to color the flowers with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, and the other to color the leaves with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide.
Soon after the coloring was done, I trimmed down the white card panel to H 5.0’’ X W 3.75” as I was going to layer it on top of a pink panel, the pink card panel measurements were H 5.25’’ X W 4.0’’ Once, both were adhered together I adhered with liquid glue the Lotus Frame to it covering the coloring that I had preciously done with the positive die cutting. Even though I was thinking about to color just the insides of the die cuttings, I decided to add an extra detail by coloring the stems with a matching Copic marker in the color YG25.
To finish the card off I adhered the card panel to an A2 standard size white side folding card base, and for the sentiment I trimmed down one of the Simon Says Sentiment Strips, which I layered with a piece of the same pink color card stock for a little contrast, once I was done layering the sentiment I adhered it to the card panel with foam mounting tape. Also, as you can see I adhered a few pink jewels for a sweet girly look.
For the second example I repeated the same process as the first example by die cutting 4X the Lotus Frame out white card stock, and adhering them all together with liquid glue. Once, they were all adhered I inked it up the whole frame with an embossing clear ink pad, and I applied clear glitter embossing powder all over the frame. Next, I heat set it until the embossing powder was melted, then I set it aside while I worked in the card panel. For the card panel I used the same pink color card stock which I dried embossed with an embossing folder, after the dry embossing I trimmed down a bit all the edges creating a frame between the card panel, and the card base. Once the card panel was done I adhered it to an A2 standard size white side folding card base, and to finish the card off I adhered the Lotus Frame on one of the sides of the card, as well as the sentiments ( also from the same Simon Says Strips set) Finally, I adhered a few clear sequins here and there for a sparkly look.
For the last example I repeated once again the same steps as the previous card by die cutting 4X out of white card stock the Lotus Frame, and by adhering them all together. Once I had all the die cuttings together I adhered the backing of it to a piece of white card stock covering the backing of the frame, then I trimmed all the edges off and I set it aside. So, for the card panel I layered on top of a piece of pink card stock a white background panel that I made by running though the die cutting machine the Diamond Pattern background, and a piece of white card stock as you can see in the picture above. Right after, I was done layering the card panel I adhered the backed of it to an A2 standard size white side folding card base. And… before I adhered the Lotus Frame to the card panel, I decided to wrapped around a piece of hemp cord in the lower side of the frame which I finish it off with a bow as you can see in the picture above. Soon after, I adhered off set the frame with foam mounting tape to the card panel along with a sentiment that I had previously stamped in one of the Simple Tabs that I also die cut out of white card stock. As a finish touch I added shimmer to the flowers and leaves along with the stems by applying Nuvo Aqua Shimmer. Last but certainty not least, I also added clear sequins here and there, and Glossy Accent inside the flowers petal for a glossy look.
So, that’s all friends, I hope that these cards inspire you to give this Lotus Frame Wafer Die a try! As always, I appreciate the time that you take to read my blog posts. Down below you’ll find the supply list for all the products used in this post, as a referral from where they were received or purchased from.
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Lotus Frame Craft Die
Diamond Pattern Craft Die
Tabbed Sentiments Stamp Set
Simple Tabs Craft Dies
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder
Lucy’s Jewels Raspberry Mix
Girl’s Best Friend Sequins
Simon Say Sentiment Strips
WOW! Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! Dual Speed Tool
Distress Oxides Inks
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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. The products shared and mentioned in my blogs are simply because I use and truly love them. Most of the products used for my blogs are personally purchased by me. However, I did receive the Lotus Frame Craft Die by Simon Says Stamp from their new Blossoms & Butterflies release.