I hope your New Year is off to a great start! Welcome back to my little Blog! So happy you are here to help me start my exciting journey as a Creative Expressions Design Team Member! I absolutely love their products and Im also a huge fan of CE's fabulous Craft Dies by Sue Wilson, so hoping this journey will be loads of FUN. My new CEDT projects will post on Saturdays. Hope you will stop by! Here is my very first DT project saying "HELLO"!
"Hello" Card Recipe
Papers: White CS, Black CS and DP (Designer Paper)
Techniques: Layering, assembling
Accessories: Creative Expressions dies by Sue Wilson; Expressions Hello Die, Finishing Touches Classic Fold-Over Flowers, Textured Scored Lines Embossing Folder, Pearl Swirls
Step-by-Step on how this "HELLO" Card was made;
After cutting your background panel, emboss and matt on black Cardstock to look like this;
Now add to your White Card Base and adhere as shown
Next make your cuts. First I cut the Classic Fold-over Flowers out of the stripes of gold and white on the DP and also cut the "Hello" word out of the same DP
For the "Hello" word, I placed the die directly over the GOLD stripped part of DP to cut - to highlight the expression.
These are the cut-out Flower strips, the four Hello cuts (I've layered the Hello panels 4x), off-setting the last panel in black to give it depth and a shadow effect. Also cut three extra fold-over strips in Black, Gold and White to line-up and added these as accents behind the "Hello" Panel.
Next step was to fold-over the flower strips, adhering tips of edges with wet glue and rolling each strip into flowers as shown. After rolling, press and spread petals to create lovely shaped flowers.
I also like to add extra glue to the bottom of my rolled flowers to securely hold in place.Next adhere your shaped flowers to your card front as desired and add flourish pearl gems.
That's it! Easy as pie, right? The hardest part was coming up with the idea. LOL! Assembling the flowers took a little bit, but even that was fast and easy! Such FUN! I hope you will give these great Creative Expressions products a try! :)
Here is the same card done again - but in a "THANK YOU" theme to say "THANKS" to Creative Expressions and to all of you wonderful followers for all your wonderful support! The only changes are the Expressions "Thanks" Die and the Floral Stripes embossed background.
What do you think?
Other Creative Expressions PRODUCTS used on "Thanks" card;
Here are the two cards together
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I'd also like to enter these Hello/Thank You cards into these Challenges;
Allsorts -What's new? (New GOLD Designer Paper Stack)
Crafty Calendar - January - something new (New GOLD Designer Paper)
Crafty Friends Challenge - use something new (New GOLD Designer Paper)
Hiding in my Craft Room - black and white +1 (I added Gold)
Inkspirational - Thank you - using something new (New Gold DP)
Just Us Girls - Thank you
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope to have inspired you and love hearing from you! I also want to wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2016!