Today’s cards are a bit more involved in their creation so I’ve titled this post ‘Fancy Friday’. All four cards use the Quite Curvy Bundle which is available until 30 June 2021. I was originally going to make just one card but got carried away and made four designs with this one set. I had a great afternoon playing and creating them.
A colour I haven’t used much is Soft Sea Foam so I’ve featured it in my first two cards. The mat has been dry embossed using the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder. The flower image features on all the cards either die cut or stamped directly onto the card front. For this card I used Mint Macaron, Mango Melody and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to colour in my image. Two stamped images have been layered with three Gold Foil sprigs. The top layer measured 3″ x 13.8cm and was die cut to create the two pieces which have been adhered with dimensionals. The ribbon (used on all the cards) is the Forever Greenery Vanilla Ribbon. The sentiment is from Happy Thoughts and has been heat embossed in gold.
When I use Thick Very Vanilla or Thick Basic White for my card base I like to add a coloured mat and then a Very Vanilla or Basic White smaller mat for the inside – it gives a nice finish to your card. This card was inspired by Jennifer Hamlin.
This mat has been dry embossed using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and has an additional mat of Mint Macaron. When I have an outline image and sentiment stamped directly to the card front I always stamp the sentiment before I start colouring in – you don’t want to have spent ages colouring and then muck up your card with a crooked sentiment. The sentiment is from Peaceful Moments and the colours are Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie. This card was inspired by Lou Kitzelman.
I decided on a colour change for this card and went with Pool Party – no dry embossing on this one just plain cardstock. This one has a few more layers as I wanted a mat behind the top stamped layer then realised I would be having Pool Party against Pool Party so added another layer of Very Vanilla. The sentiment is from Happy Thoughts and has been heat embossed in Gold then die cut using one of the labels from the Perfect Parcels dies. I only used two colours for this image – Pool Party and Daffodil Delight.
For my last card I used Mint Macaron for my mat – again dry embossed with the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder. I stamped and die cut two flower images then added them along the edge of my die cut top layer. By alternating the direction of the cut out I was able to follow the outline of the die cut edge. My sentiment is from Happy Thoughts and has been die cut from the Layering Oval dies and the mat is die cut from Gold Foil using the Scallop die from the same set. The colours for this card are Mint Macaron, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie.
I hope you’ve enjoyed see some different ways to use these dies. I had fun making them. I’ll have some other creations using this bundle to share with you over the weekend so keep an eye out for my next post.
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Until next time …