Posts Tagged ‘diecutting’

Combining Old & New Stamps and Dies

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Hello and happy Saturday! Laurie with you today to share a card that combines some older and new products from MFT!  It combines both stamping and die cutting. Let’s have a look!

I used the bee, the clouds and the sentiment from the older Love Bugs Stamp set and co-ordinating dies. This is an adorable set and I thought it paired perfectly with the Freshly Picked Die Set which was released last month!

Everything was coloured using Copic Markers except the watering can. I used Slate Ink from the 2018 Assortment Ink Cubes from Gina K Designs. I blended the ink using a sponge dauber and then a blending brush.

I used the Grassy Hillside Borders Die from Lawn Fawn to create the grassy hill and used Jellybean Ink to add the colour. I cut down the panel using a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die (older MFT). I added all the images onto the panel using a bit of liquid glue and foam adhesive. I used a “bead board” embossing folder on the cardbase. The focal panel was lost on the white base so I decided to mat it with a grey piece of cardstock. I also heat embossed the sentiment on the same cardstock.

I used foam adhesive to adhere the panel to the cardbase. I did add a few white gel pen details and some shimmer to the bees wings. The most time consuming part of this card was colouring and adhering all those die cuts but time well spent!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

Laurie

Lawn Fawn Build a House!

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Hello and Happy Sunday! Laurie here to share a card featuring the Build A House Die Set from Lawn Fawn. I LOVE this set! As a kid up into my teenage years, I was a huge LEGO fan and one of my favourite things to build were houses. So, in a lot of ways, this set reminds me of that.

I started by die cutting almost all of the pieces out of white cardstock. To add all the colour, I used the Tropical Island Ink Cube Set (also Lawn Fawn) as well as a couple colours from the Ice Cream Parlour and Gazebo Ink Cube Sets. Lawn Fawn has the yummiest colours!

This is fairly time consuming and definitely not something you’d want to mass produce but is so much fun to put together! I used craft foam to add dimension on the door, the canopy and the upper roof line. I tried to create “blinds” out of patterned paper for the windows.

The card base consist of two Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies adhered together at the top. I masked off around the edges of the front panel and used the Cloud Stencil from MFT along with Broken China Distress Ink to create a cloudy sky and a hill mask along with Twisted Citron Distress Ink to create some rolling hills.

I glued the house down with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive because I thought there was likely enough dimension going on. The sentiment comes from the Rain or Shine Before n’ Afters stamp set and was stamped onto a white strip of cardstock.

I added a touch of shimmer to the flowers using a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen and a few clear sequins.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Laurie

Heart Smile with Concord & 9th!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Good morning and welcome back! Laurie here sharing a card with a couple of new to me goodies from Concord & 9th! I used the Heart Smile Stamp Set along with the Heartstrings Dies to create my card. These are both from an older release but really are a classic. The Heartstrings Dies are particularly versatile and would make a great addition to your stash, if they aren’t already 🙂

This is a clean and simple card yet not a quick card! I die cut the heart with rays die out of pink cardstock. NOTE: this die only cuts the ray portions, not the entire heart. It’s great for adding a cool, heart shaped window onto a card front! I used a light pink alcohol marker to add a bit of shading to the inside pieces. This was the quick part. The time consuming part was adding foam adhesive to each die cut. If I was to do this again, I would have cut the die from craft foam as well!!!

I adhered each piece onto a scrap a panel of white cardstock. I used the negative portion (the piece I die cut the heart from) as a jig to align the pieces perfectly. I then trimmed the excess white cardstock. This resulted in one solid piece.

The sentiment comes from the Heart Smile Stamp Set. I used Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. I used a scrap of grey cardstock from my stash. I die cut the small heart from the Heartstring Dies out of the same cardstock and heat embossed that little detail image.

Now that all the pieces were complete, it was just a matter of putting everything together! I used tape runner adhesive for both the grey, sentiment strip and the heart.

I used a few grey embellishments from my stash and called the card done!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Both the Heartstrings Dies and the Heart Smile Stamp Set are in stock!

Laurie