Hi everyone! Lisa here with my first card on the Dies R Us blog. I'm so excited to be here and share my love for die cutting with all of you! Today I've got a bright and bold fairy themed A7 card. I really like bigger cards the best, they give you more real estate to create with. I used two fabulous dies from Tutti Designs and one from Paper Roses to create my card.
I started out with a piece of patterned paper and the two die sets from Tutti Designs, Cross Stitch Banners and Fairies Set. I like to kind of lay my dies out first on the paper and see what I might put together.
Since I knew I wanted to layer my banners, I chose a piece of silver matte foil and used my paper-saving trick for die cutting them. You can see here that I cut with scissors around the outside of the smaller banner die from my background paper, so that the hole was small enough that the silver banner would cover it. And from the foil, I cut my banner in such a place in the paper that I can use that sheet later for a shaker card. I like to maximize my supplies as much as possible.
While putting the card together, I changed up the style a little. I decided that I needed a sentiment, so I picked this Wishes die from Impression Obsession. This is also where I started to add some grounding to the bottom of my card with the sea rocks from the Paper Roses Under The Sea Border Die. I cut both the sentiment and the rocks from matte silver and holographic black foil.
I put 1/2" Scor Tape behind all my cardstock before cutting detailed or delicate dies. I feel like that's a good size so that I don't waste any with tiny pieces of cardstock, and it allows me to easily layer delicate sentiments like this one.
I hope this inspires you to embrace magic and make a fairy-themed card. Have a crafty day! --Lisa
- Tutti Designs Cross Stitch Banners Dies
- Tutti Designs Fairies Set Dies
- Paper Roses Under The Sea Border Dies
- Impression Obsession Wishes Die
- 1/4" Scor Tape
- 1/2" Scor Tape
- Silver Stardream 105lb cardstock
- XFasten foam tape
- Matte silver foil cardstock
- Holographic black foil cardstock
- Rainbow Glitter cardstock pad
- 3mm clear AB rhinestones
- Blue star rhinestones
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