Monday, June 18, 2018

3 Cards from One background Die

I apologize in advance for a very long post - but the good news is you don't have to read much and can just look at the pictures!  Lol!

But briefly, I got this Geometric Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and was able to make 3 (!!!) cards out of one run of the die.  I am loving this method of making more with less.  Here is all 3 cards  - you can probably figure out how I did it but if you didn't, continue on!

I'll let the pictures do the talking and keep the explanations short:
Make a background.  I used Distress Oxides.  Die cut the sheet and leave everything intact on the cutting plate.  (Yes, my cutting plate is in dire need of replacing!)

Carefully lift up the thin outline portion and washi tape onto base layer.  Place the new Thank You die to the right. (A few of the triangles got stuck to the outline.)

Add foam tape to the rectangles that do not touch the word die.

Remove backing and carefully place all the rectangles back into the grid lines.  The outline helps to keep the spacing between the triangles precise.

Lift up the grid lines and voila - you've got a clean background and now you can adhere the Thank You die on there.  

You still have plenty of rectangles so now do the same thing with the "thank you" on the left.

And voila - you've got your second card.

For the third card, I noticed that the geometric background has a sort of symmetry to it and that there are 4 distinct blocks.  I cut out the 3rd block, leaving the border intact and added the Celebrate die to the center.  It was too busy for my taste to have all the lines in the background.

Just so you know, I still have all those triangles from the center of the die cut.  Don't be too surprised if you see a 4th card soon with those pieces!  These cards just make my mathematical background heart happy!

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!  My own dear father passed away a couple of years ago but there are some men in my life that I truly appreciate and I take this day to tell them that because quite honestly, I don't tell them enough.  Do you send Father's Day to other great role models in your life besides your dad?  Men who are just good men and have been there... Thank you!

I used scrap paper from Elizabeth Craft Designs (Through the Lens - Wood) and ODBD (Vintage Ephemera Paper Pack) and the verse is from ODBD Good Man.

The inside is from a stamp set my crafty play date friend had (so sorry I don't know who made it!)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fill 'Er Up DAD with ombre background

Morning!  My second post for this Saturday so I'll keep it short.  I made this card using the Fill 'Er Up DAD.  I used the Memory Box geometric die for the sides and sponged an ombre background so that the colors would peak through.

I colored in the DAD with watercolor pencils and added Crystal Effects after it dried - made it go from plain to wow!  The enamel effect gave it a polished stone feel.

Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend!

DAD - Fill 'er Up - Mounted

Friday, June 15, 2018

ODBD June Reminder

Today I've got two cards to share with you that have no sentiment on them - kind of unusual for me.  But I think it will be handy to have in case I need a certain card and I can just stamp the appropriate sentiment inside it.  

This second card would be perfect for a baptism or confirmation, don't you think?  Or just an encouraging "I'm praying for you" type of card.  

Saturday, June 9, 2018

CAS Pet Sympathy Card

I'm over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with this CAS Pet Sympathy Card.  Click on over to see how I made this.

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