I love matching die and stamp sets. That gives you so many options. When I think of February's challenge at Die Cut Divas, I think pink, whirling butterflies, and that fluttering feeling in the tummy. My sentiment continues from the outside to the inside. "YOU MAKE my heart flutter" is the sentiment, but I divided it to fit part on the outside and part inside. Take a look at the outside. And yes, the black and white is from a up-cycled tissue box.
I think this card has a feminine, but modern feel to it. Someone gave me a tissue box that reminds me of a zebra and I couldn't resist using it.
Close-up of central panel
Close-up of butterfly (second layer of butterflies are clear embossed)
Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I made with our sponsor, Hero Arts, stamps and dies.
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Here is my card-
I used Hero Arts Truly Appreciated stamp set, and Hero Arts Hello Flowers stamp set and dies. The embossing folder is one of four in the Decorative Tile set by Cuttlebug. The flower paper was made using Brusho's on watercolor paper-so fun to play with!
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I wanted to create a less feminine Valentine so I went with some neutral color card stock. But I can't help myself but to use some crimson and pink pattern paper and for the stamping.
Let's take a look:
What do you think? Is it less feminine than the floral kind? I used a clear gel pen to go over the sentiment adding a little more interest, and added Stickles (Sprinkled Sugar) to the etched heart. Both these stamps are new additions to my stash.
Here's a close up of the sparkly etched heart:
There is still time to play our January challenge: new technique/die/stamp/colors, something you're using or trying for the first time. Our sponsor this month is One Happy Cut. Winner of this month's challenge would receive a $15 gift certificate to their store.
Supplies for my card:
Elizabeth Craft Design cutting die: Tags & More 3 - Leaves
Hero Arts stamp: You Are My Happy
Hero Arts stamp: Love By Lia
Gelly Roll gen pen: Clear
Ranger Stickles: Sprinkled Sugar
Memories Dye ink: Crimson
The challenge is new technique, die, stamp, colors, something you're using or trying for the first time. Well, here is something I've never tried before and have been thinking about doing, so here we go. I'm using my die-cuts to expand my die-cut house into a large home. I also am using up scraps.
Here's what I did:
I glued leftover scraps of paper from different projects onto a piece of copy paper.
I then die-cut the house three times from the scrap paper and glued two of the houses onto a piece of copy paper.
The long roof is the same width as the roof die and glued on top of the two houses.
The third house is pop dotted to the top middle of the two houses.
I die-cut two trim pieces and used one piece to create trim for the back roof, while using the complete trim for the front house
I cut the chimney twice and layered one piece behind the other.
I cut four windows and glued them on.
I cut two doors to create a door with different paper.
I used a white ink pen to dot the trim. This really lightened up the entire house.
I found blue card stock and cut to A2 card size and adhered the houses onto the note card.
I wanted a large sentiment to fit above the house and chose FRIEND
I love flamingos (even though they are my least favorite color), so I couldn't pass up this little guy when he showed up on a Valentines day display at work recently! The pattern papers are scraps from an older collection, that I pieced together on the card base. I die cut and colored the flamingo before adding him to the die cut panel. It was a pretty quick card to put together, I could easily make more for Valentine's day if needed.
I did pop my flamingo on some pop dots. Here is a closer look at the popped up flamingo and the stitched heart behind him.
We have loved seeing everyone's work this month, I know I've been blown away! You guys are so creative, keep them coming only 10 days left for your chance to win!!!
The first one I made without the spiral attachment-
I also used Elizabeth Craft Designs Poppy the Owl and My Favorite Things stitched circles dies.
For the second card I used the spiral attachment, and used clear, thick acetate-
I also used Elizabeth Crafts Designs Roses (But this rose by Frantic Stamper would work well), Cricut Artiste sentiment, and the hearts come in the Spiral Card kit (along with balloons, snowflakes, and leaves).