Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Color variation on Regarding Dahlia

One of the swaps I saw during convention used Regarding Dahlia in a monochromatic way with daffodil and basic gray that I thought was very modern so I CASED it and did a variation on it with melon mambo and basic gray. This is also very nice with a light blue and gray, real red and gray- you get the idea.  The base card is whisper white with a layer of melon mambo.  Then stamp the dahlias with melon mambo onto whisper white CS then layer with basic gray as shown.  Stamp Hello, you onto scrap piece of white CS- you could use either of the colors. then punch out with 1 1/4 inch circle punch. then layer with coordinating colored CS then onto the the basic gray piece diecut with Apothecary Accents using dimensionals- do you not use this die for Everything?- I just love this set!  decorate with the flower from the punch pack- set of 3-  then the bling on top.  Wrap the gray stitched grosgrain ribbon around the white panel before mounting onto the melon mambo base card.  
I love the possible combinations of colors for this card.  You can use any flower set - secret garden, fifth avenue floral (retired) would work well with this layout as well.   Gotta love the saying though......

Monday, September 16, 2013

Circle Card thinlit Die Trick or Treat

I have been making these type of spin cards for a long time using dies and figuring out where to put the crease, blah blah blah, but when you make multiples of it - as I did for our monthly stamp-n-chat, it was so great to have a die that did it all for you in just one fell swoop, I love it!

The base card is a half sheet of Summer Starfruit 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 diecut with the circle card thinlit die.
pull the right side of the card over the die so that it does not get diecut to create an extension to the card.  There are lots of how-to's on the internet on this. DO stamping shows it here:    Emboss using the Houndstooth textured impressions folder just over the front flap. 

Punch 2 3/8 scallop (similar to die in the set) in pumpkin pie and black and overlap as shown and glue onto the front part of the circle.  Attach the Tags-4-you trick or treat after stamping in basic black and punching with coordinating punch using dimensionals.  tape 2 inch strip of Witch's brew DSP on the right side. 

Stamp toil and trouble in pumpkin onto a 2 1/2 circle in vanilla and stamp the raven in black.
Stamp the bat oval and cut away a little setionon the left to make it flush. 
Stamp the sentiment on the right side bottom and your card is all done!   I love the extended space for message writing,,,,,,,