My first card features the new Shapes dies and wow...think of all of the possibilities with this set! When I first saw the set, the first shape that popped out was the petal shape and I instantly knew I wanted a flower but what paper to use? That's when the light bulb went off! I've been hoarding a boatload of paper towels that are covered with Dylusions Ink Sprays (I use the paper towels to blot off excess ink). The colors are just amazing and blend so well together that I never wanted to toss the towels; knowing I'd use them eventually.
So I cut out a whole bunch of petals from my paper towels, punched out a circle as a foundation for the petals and started gluing! The I just added a button to finish the flower. Then I twisted some ribbon to make a stem and added to more petal shaped die cuts as leaves. The cherished friend sentiment is from the Long Stem Silhouettes stamp set. Fun, fun, fun!
Small Leaves die set (and a sentiment from the Season of Change stamp set). I started by spritzing a few Dylusions Ink Sprays onto a piece of plain cardstock (and then created more of that custom paper towel paper...for later...) and attached it to my card base. Once the leaves were cut out, I ran them all through an embossing folder, and attached them to my card with foam tape. Easy peasy! This is a great quick and easy layout for just about any image, die cuts, or design!
My last card features the darling Waves die set and since I love not too far from the beach, I simply had to go all beachy for this creation! I started by using the Tiny Circles stencil and two different colors of Distress Ink to create a "sand" look. Then I die cut the waves out of a light and dark blue cardstock and attached them to the top of my beach. Those pretty shells are from the Beauty by the Sea stamp set and I stamped them on cardstock, cut them out, and edged them with Distress Ink before attaching with foam tape. I then die cut the clouds (I think I should have added some sun rays behind the clouds, right?) from the Clouds & Raindrops die set and attached them both with foam tape ('cause I love that stuff!) The sentiment, from the Head in the Clouds stamp set, was stamped on white cardstock and then the words were cut apart before attaching.
That's it for me today! I hope you enjoyed the cards and now you can take a look at the entire sets, listed below, along with links to the rest of the design team's creations!
Small Leaves Dies $6.25
Largest die measures approximately 3/4" x 1 1/2"
Shape Dies $19.75
Triangle side measures approximately 1 1/2"
Wave Dies $8.50
Dies measure approximately 5 1/2" wide
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