... Morning! I'm running a bit late with my Seven Hills Craft blog post
- Internet gremlins!! Fortunately, Bev did my slot yesterday and I'm doing hers today. I'm focusing on dies today. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has many dies in her stash, and I'm often guilty of not using them enough (at all!!). I'm making up for that today. Here's my first card:
Dies: Concord & 9th - Everyday Sayings
Accessories: White and Black Card
This is as clean and simple as it gets. I used the hello die and its shadow to cut a black mat layer and white top layer. I adhered them together and glued them to the front of my card. Done!! The inside is blank for my message. My next card is still quite CAS, but much brighter:
Stamps: Concord & 9th - Bold Butterflies, Fluttering By Turnabout Stamp, Kids are Grand
Inks: Gina K - Dusty Rose, Stormy Sky; Stampin' Up! - Poppy Parade
Dies: C&9 - Bold Butterflies, Everyday Sayings
Accessories: White Card; SU Card - Poppy Parade
This was very easy to make. I die cut the large 'hi' twice in red card and layered them together and adhered them to the card. Next, I stamped the layered butterfly onto white card and used the matching die to cut it out. I applied a thin line of glue down the middle of the butterfly and added some dimensional pads under the winds. I finished the front by adding a tiny butterfly trail. Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of red card and on the white panel I stamped a message and added a tiny red butterfly.
Next is another clean and simple card:
Stamps: Concord & 9th - Kids are Grand
Inks: Gina K - Lucky Clover
Dies: MFT - In Focus Florals
Accessories: White Card; Brusho Crystals - Sea Green, Emerald Green, Lime Green, Turquoise, Black; Cosmic Shimmer - Pearl
I stamped the little clusters of kisses and the sentiment in green and added the lovely die cut leaf/floral image. This was cut from some water colour panels that I had in my stash. I made them ages ago, so it's nice to actually use them!! The inside is blank for my message.
The next three cards are all made using the water colour panels that I found in my stash. When I make panels like this, I keep a note of the products I use.
Dies: C&9 - Everyday Sayings
Accessories: White Card; Tim Holtz Water Colour Card; Brushos - Gray, Burnt Sienna, Black, Dark Brown, Sandstone; Cosmic Shimmer - Pearl Spray
This was so easy to make. The water colour panel was quite large, so I cut it to fit the front of an A2 size card (US size) and adhered it to the card. I had a strip left over, so I used the large 'hello' die to cut out the word. I used the shadow die to cut out a mat layer. The first time I did it in black card, but the word was lost on the front of the card, so I cut a white shadow layer. I glued the pieces together and added it to the centre of the card. Done. I love this one!! The inside is blank for my message.
Stamps: Concord & 9th - Kids are Grand
Dies: MFT - In Focus Florals; Gina K - Master Layouts1
Accessories: White & Black Card; Brusho Crystals - Ost Blue, Ost Red, Violet, Cobalt Blue; Cosmic Shimmer - Pearl; White Embossing Powder
Another card that was very quick to put together. I used dies to cut the water colour panel to size and layered it onto black card and added it to the front of the card. I die cut three white flowers and layered them together and glued directly to the card. I finished the front by stamping a birthday greeting on black card and heat embossing with white powder. I trimmed the strip to fit the front of the card. At the moment, the inside is still blank.
Finally, I used the negative space on the green water colour panel:
Stamps: MFT - Itty Bitty Basics
Dies: MFT - In Focus Florals, Itty Bitty Strips; Gina K - Master Layouts 2
Accessories: White & Black Card; SU Card - Costal Cabana; Brusho Crystals - Sea Green, Emerald Green, Lime Green, Turquoise, Black; Cosmic Shimmer - Pearl
I used a die to cut the water colour panel to the right size and layered it on black card. I then adhered the little pieces from the leaves back into the leaf spaces. I adhered the whole panel to the front of a pale green note card. I finished the front by stamping a message on black card, embossed with white powder and used the matching die to cut it out. I used dimensional pads to adhere it to the card. Inside, I cut a mat layer of black card and added a white panel which is blank for my message.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end of this post - it's a long one!!
Yesterday was my 61st birthday and I had my second Covid vaccination as a present. I was also lucky enough to get lots of lovely cards and some super stamps for presents. See you soon. Keep safe!