Thursday, October 21, 2021

Joyful Robin

Hi Artzy friends - 
Today's card features an image from the new Joyful Robin stamps and dies, as well as a really unique background die.

These beautiful images and sentiments can be used for many different occasions, all year long.

I cut the background die, called Circle Background, out of rose gold mirror cardstock, and it cut beautifully. Full disclosure - I don't own this die, but had borrowed it when it was first released (It was so popular that it was sold out.) and thought it would look pretty cut out of this mirror cardstock. I loved it so much that I've had it sitting on my desk, waiting for the perfect card to use it on! 

I backed the diecut with green cardstock on which I stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink. I embossed it with rose gold embossing powder which turned out to be a pretty good match, and fits perfectly in the round space cut by the die. 
The panel was then mounted on navy blue cardstock, which I though really made the whole thing pop. 

I just love how the background shines, and really showcases the beautiful joyful bird! 

The theme for the challenge this month on the Dare 2B Artzy blog is Fall. You can enter your fall themed project here for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Dare 2B Artzy store. 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Shaped Birthday Card

 Hi Artzy friends -

For today's post I created a birthday card using the Oval Scalloped framelits, along with some new images and papers.

To create this shaped card, I folded a piece of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  cardstock in half. Then I cut my card base with the largest the oval scalloped dies (which is 5 3/8" x 4"), arranging the die hanging over the folded edge a bit, so it wouldn't cut out the complete oval. I then cut another of the largest oval out of teal cardstock, and attached it the front of card, hiding the "flat" top edge of the oval.

I colored and die cut my birdie image from the Scandinavian Songbird stamps and dies, and stamped a sentiment from the set onto a sentiment banner cut with a die from the Slim Mini Wavy Layers dies. I cut the next smaller size scalloped oval out of paper from the Merry and Bright collection, which includes beautiful seasonal patterns as well as year round florals and other patterns.

I completed my card by add another sentiment banner to the inside, finishing off the sentiment, and added a flower from the Joyful Robin stamp and die sets.  

The images and sentiments in the Scandinavian Songbird and Joyful Robin sets mix and match perfectly, and coordinate beautifully with the Merry and Bright paper collection!

Creating shaped cards using framelit dies is so fun and easy, yet makes a big impact! And this one fits in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

Please join this months Dare 2B Artzy challenge, whose theme is Fall cards for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Dare 2B Artzy store!

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!