For todays tutorial I have used nothing but the basic dies that you may already have in your crafting "Stash". These are some of the dies that we buy and then push to one side for the fancier ones.
But they are so useful in that they can give you a beautiful base card with the embossed edges, and also lovely ovals, or other shapes, to layer onto your base.
- S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A
- S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B
- S4-110 Classic Ovals LG
- S4-111 Classic Scalloped Ovals LG
- Stamp set Mini Cute & Cuddly From Clearly Besotted
- Pearls from Want2Scrap
- White Card from Papermill Direct
- Patterned Card from Limetree Craft
- Ribbon from Mei Flower
- Flowers/Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Glitter from Glitter Magic
With the largest die from the rectangles in Matting Basics A cut two in white card and Create a Hinged Card
With the largest die from the B set cut a patterned layer and then in between these two hand cut another layer in plain pink that leaves a small border around the patterned layer
From the stamp set choose the character that you wish to use and stamp and heat emboss it onto the card. Colour any way you prefer.
Choose the plain die that surrounds your character from the Classic Ovals and then from the plain pink card cut another layer from the Classic Scalloped dies to leave a small border around the coloured image.
Cut a larger Scalloped layer from the pink card and use another patterned card that matches the colours scheme with the plain oval.
The size you use will depend on which character you use and which words. And the positioning of them. The blue card at the bottom of the page is set out differently to the pink one at the top
Layer them together with foam tape in between to give dimension to your card.
Here are the layers that I have and I can now add them together.
I have offset the character on my card and wrapped all the layers with lace and ribbon before adding them to the base.
I have added tiny pearls into the corners as a finishing touch.
This card has used the same die sets, card, ribbon, lace and pearls. I have chosen another stamp from the same set and created this card in blue.
I have used a white gel pen to add Polka Dots to each character
More tomorrow ...