Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Alice In Wonderland Frame Card with Dies R Us!!!

Good morning!!  It's Lisa again, this time with an Alice In Wonderland themed square card.  I don't make a ton of square cards because they require extra postage, but every now and then I have a die that just screams "square card" and this Yvonne Creations Playing Cards Frame die definitely fits that category.

The minute I saw this die from Yvonne Creations I knew I wanted to make an Alice in Wonderland card with it.  I paired it with this Cheshire Cat stamp from Creative Expressions.

Since I had to wait for the ink to dry, I started by stamping the image on a 4" x 6" piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock.  While that set, I cut the frame once out of black cardstock and once out of silver shimmer text weight cardstock.  I put adhesive sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting it so I could easily layer and attach them to the card.

See those negative space pieces in the top left corner? Since they have adhesive on them, I'll save them to cut sentiments and other small die cuts out of for future projects.

At this point, I decided that I wanted the frame to be more dimensional, so I wanted to cut three more layers of black cardstock to build up.  But since my inked background would need to dry, I went back to my stamped panel to ink it first.

This is where I made a mistake, but I didn't realize it until I went to cut it out.

When I taped the die down to cut out the center, I made the stripes of ink too wide, so the pink wasn't showing up.  So I had to stamp it and color it again.

I forgot to take a photo of the process, but I used scraps of red and black matte glitter cardstock to cut the hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades out, then I fussy cut all the frame away from the shapes and layered them onto the stacked frames.  I taped the negative die cut insert with my stamping into the frame first, then adhered it to my card base.  Clear AB rhinestones finished it off.

I hope this inspires you to play around with layering dies and using the negative part of the frame die as well.  Have a crafty day! --Lisa

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog!

Happy Saturday!  It's time for a new challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is always Anything Goes!!  I just love making coffee-themed projects.  I got this teal foil and it just screamed coffee card to me.

Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog and see what the other DT members have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!! 

**ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES** New Challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!!

Happy May!!  It's the first of the month and that means a new challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and as always our theme is Anything Christmas Goes.  I'm back to traditional colors this month.

Be sure to visit the blog, play along and check out all the other DT's awesome creations.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!! 

**LAYERING** New Challenge with Mix It Up Challenge Blog!!!

Happy May Everyone!  It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge blog.  Our theme is month is LAYERING, and we need to use three or more layers in our cards.  I used the multiple layers to make my flowers.  I love these Crafters Companion dies.

Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!