Sunday, April 21, 2019

Bird bath cards

I recently purchased some Hero Arts dies with birds in them.  I also purchased a watercolor set of stamps from Art Impressions (Bird Bath Set).  I created the stamped bird bath on watercolor paper and used that inside the die cuts.  I mounted these on frame layers made with embossing folders.  Here's the result.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Another card from die cuts

I made this background earlier, after watching Kristina Werner's video Here.  I don't remember which colors of ink I used, but they were obviously yellows and greens.  They went well with the die cut that I had cut out of green.  When I made it, I had no backgrounds that worked with it.  These 2 discards paired to make a pleasant combination.
I added the butterfly that I had waiting to be used and a die cut sentiment.  The butterfly's right wing is popped on some foam tape.   I decided this card would go to a relative who is awaiting medical tests to confirm a serious illness,  so I added this sentiment to the inside of the card.

This sentiment is from a wood mounted stamp by Verses Rubber Stamps.  I've had it a long time, but it seemed appropriate for this occasion.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Cards from dies

For the last week or so, I've been creating die cuts from some of my new dies.  I've also created some backgrounds, using watercolors and alcohol inks.  Today, I assembled a few cards using these pieces.
This card uses an alcohol ink background and 3 die cuts, mounted on a yellow card base.
This card is made from a watercolor background and several dies, mounted on a white card base
This card was made with a watercolor background and 2 dies, plus the sentiment stamp.  I chose a cream card base for this one.
This card is much more visible in person.  The background is made with Pearl alcohol inks, with the die cuts made with pearlescent cardstock.  It is mounted on a white card base, which doesn't show from the front.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

More playing with dies

In the last post, I showed how I was using my wildflower dies.  This time, I'm working with butterfly dies.  Some of the dies have 2 or 3 parts.  I cut the background with marble paper (pad bought at Wal-Mart) and the front part is cut from dark cardstock.  The pieces are then glued together.  Some of the dies have separate body dies.  The sets that don't have a background dies, I hand cut them with scissors.

I'm also creating backgrounds with alcohol inks and watercolors.  Soon, I hope to assemble some cards from all these parts.  I also have sentiment dies which I will probably choose.