Wednesday, September 19, 2018

It's a Fall Thank You Card for Dies R Us!

Hello and Welcome back to my little corner of blog-land! 
I have a DT colorful Fall Card to share for the Dies R Us! Inspirational Blog!
Gold is so lovely for Fall!  Don't you think so?

DRU Products used;
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Sue Wilson Designs - Background Collection - Ivy Garden
Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Octagon
Sue Wilson Designs - Configurations Collection - Chantilly Lace Edger
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions - Thank You
Other Products Used; 
Creative Expressions Gildin Polish and Gold Mirrored Cardstock, Recollections Washi Tapes and Adhesive Pearls
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 How-To
Check-out the photos of how this Fall Thank You Card came together;
First, I Dry Emboss with the die.
Next, I placed washi tape across a piece of Coconut Card and cut out the Die Shapes.
I adhered the shapes to the embossed raised areas, and cut out a second panel to place over it. This will give your background an inlaid/impressed look.
Next, once all is adered, I cut to size.
At this point, I wanted to add more to the background, so cut strips of my seam binding and laid across in both directions as shown and adhered ribbon ends to the back of this panel.
Now I prepare my card base out of Coconut card and Mirrored Cardstock.
The ribbon panel is now adhered to the card base.
Next, I cut my selected die shapes for the panel that will be holding the sentiment. I also cut 4-6 sets of the sentiment to layer and adhere together for a dimensional look that will make it stand out from my busy background.
At this point, I wanted the top layer to be shimmery, so I decided to use Deco Art Metallic Lustre and Gilding Polishes in Fall colors.
Next, I cut additional Gold rings from the Mirrored Cardstock to layer and give top panel dimension.
Started layering the die-cuts, using the center of the washi tape diecut to carry the design throughout.
I used this Chantilly Lace Border die set to diecut these strips and then cut them down to pieces that were added to the four ribbon sides to coninue that added golden touch throughout the design.
After the golden pieces are added, I was ready for the ribbon.
The ribbon is seam binding and its easy to color. While these soft colors are pretty, but they didnt quite match my card panels, so I took the Gilding Polish and ran it across the ribbons to match!
This is the photo after the ribbon is colored giving it a metallic shimmer!
This is the finished card topped off with an extra Die-Cut Gold Rim to showcase the sentiment better, adhesive pearls on the corners, and a Pearl Brad in the center of my gilded Bow!   Lots of steps, but it was so fun trying out different ways to arrange and use the dies for new looks! I hope to have inspired your creativity and that you'll give these gorgeous dies by Sue Wilson a try!! 
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"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"



 Thanks for stopping by today! I love reading your comments!:)
America

Thursday, August 30, 2018

It's a Nautical Hello!

Welcome back! 
I've got a fun DT make for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog!

Ahhh... Yes, please! The Beach always makes me happy! It's where we can relax and forget about our worries to enjoy the sunshine and peaceful sounds of the ocean!

Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Papers: White CS, Photo Paper, Blue CS
Techniques: Embossing, Layering
Accesories: DRU Cutting Dies by Amy Design and Sue Wilson

Amy Design - Nautical Frame


Sue Wilson - Noble Collection Squared Squares

Sue Wilson - Diagonals Labyrinth


Suew Wilson - Min Expressions - Hello


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How-To
This card was actually simple to make once the idea came-together. The focus was on stack-layering all the diecuts for depth and dimension. Start by creating your base with the largest die from the Squared Squares Die Set. Then emboss your background with the die this will give you a fun look with an inlay for placing your multi-layered cuts directly over the die impression.





Next, die-cut and adhere in place a netting background behind the opening of the diecut.


I did not have a netting cutting die on hand, so created my own by using the diagonal cutting die. It was cut side by side several times until I could cut-out a large enough piece to cover the back of the nautical frame for the look.
Give this method ausing your various dies for fun new looks!  :)
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For more inspiration from the DRU Designers, please stop by;
FACEBOOK
INSPIRATION BLOG
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE
the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.
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 ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?
Check us out on Facebook and join us! We have a fantastic inpiring page where SW fans like you share idea, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Sue's wonderful products! 
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"

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I'd like to also enter this card into the following Fun Chalelnges;
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Masculine Cards
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes

Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Anything Goes
 Die Cuttin' Divas - What Makes You Happy (It's the beach for me!)
International Art & Soul - Marine, Ocean or Sea
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes

 Through The Craft Room Door -  Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - At The Beach
Use Your Stuff - LOTS OF Color (Ive used one solid royal blue color)


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Thanks for stopping by!
I hope to have inspired you and that you'll give these fab cutting dies a try!
America

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Festive Dies are not just for Holidays! :)

Hello and welcome back. Today I'm sharing a fun DT project for the DRU inspirational Blog. Take a look at how I've used some of these lovely Sue Wilson 2018 Festive Collection Dies that also work great for everyday occasions!


Love


Thank You


Just Wanted To Say...


Hello


Get Well


Fabulous

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Dies R Us Products used...
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Festive Collection Faith

Angelina

Eve

Festive Collection Carol

Overlay and Ornament

FC Star Wreath

Sentiments from the Creative Expressions Mini-Expressions collection by Sue Wilson
Love, Thank You, Just Wanted to Say, Hello, Get-Well, Fabulous
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How-To
I first made the embossed impressions of the shapes that I wanted to use directly onto the card bases by using my machine's erequired mbossing plates sandwich. This gave the card base a beautiful embossed impression of the die shapes. I also die-cut another set of these die shapes from golden designer papers. These second set of cuts will later get placed over the embossed impressions created on the card bases.

I also die-cut a third set of the die shapes that will be set aside for another project. I only needed to use the negative spaces as a mask to spray adhesive through the negative openings of each shape. The adhesive will hold the ultrafine glitter in place giving the embossed background pretty sparkle.

I then sprinkled the ultrafine glitter over the open areas.

After adding the glitter, I adhered the shaped diecut over the embossed impressions with a strong wet glue and placed a heavy acrylic block over this to help the cuts set-in. Sometimes it's tough to glue onto glitter, so this method works great.

The various mini expressions by Sue Wilson topped these notecards off perfectly. These beautiful Festive dies are not just for Holidays. Play around with the cuts to come up with different wys to use them. These will look so pretty in shades of gold for a fun set.

Thinking this could also make a neat gift-set.  What do you think?  Hope to have inspired you to give these awesome dies a try! For more inspiration, please stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.
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ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?
Check us out on Facebook and join us! We have a fantastic inpiring page where SW fans like you share idea, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Sue's wonderful products! 
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"

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I'd like to also enter this card set into the following  FUN  Challenges;
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Sentiment

A Perfect Time To Craft -  Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz- Dies or Punches
Craft Rocket Challenges  - Anything Goes

 Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations -  Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes

 Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore -  Anything Goes

 Happy Little Stampers CAS - Die Cuts
Happy Little Stampers Dies -  Anything Goes w/ Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times - Texture
 
Monochrome Magic - Monochrome / Twist of Girly
Not Just Cards -  Anything Goes

Through the Purple Haze - Make It CAS
TIME OUT Challenges - Be Bright
Through The Craft Room Door -  Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - On DT / Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to have inspired your creativity! :)
America