July is the month to DIE for and this is the last week of diecut fun. You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts. They are such a simple way to create an effective card.
Here's my card for this week:
I'm still inspired by the vertical teacups die (DL493) and used it in a totally different manner than last week's card. You'll notice each cup is a different pattern paper! All I did was diecut the teacups on 5 different pattern papers and then cut apart the cups I needed. So simple!
I first paste embossed in matt black using the vertical teacup stencil just to give an overall dimensional feel. Once dry, I laid the stencil back over the pasted image and filled in the little teacup design areas with a brush and FX powders. To fill in the white space, I spritzed/splattered Making Memories Fruit Punch.
After cutting the cups apart and deciding which one went where, I put each cup through my Xyron Sticker Maker and affixed each cup in the appropriate spot. For added interest, I created a punched butterfly on a May Arts piece of hemp similar to a teabag tag.
The card design is called an envelope fold as it has a flap fold where the teacup panel is. The 8-1/2x11 paper is cut 5-1/2 by 11 and scored at 4-1/4 and at 8-1/2.
To make the card front a little more interesting, I dry embossed a pink panel using the damask stencil (LJ907). I squirted Stickles into a puddle on a kraft sheet and with my finger dipped into the puddle. I lightly rubbed my finger over the raised areas leaving a subtle glittery effect.
It's your day is a punched oval that is foam taped on the left side leaving the right side to just catch the edge of the flap to hold it closed. The little flowers were smooshed into a Palette Glue Pad and dipped into glitter (Bubblegum A Muse). Tiny pearls were added for interest.
The final step was to add the Celebrate stencil (LM283) using a finger dauber and A Muse Bubblegum ink. I'm pleased with the card and hope my MIL will like receiving it for her 80th birthday.
Here's how the teacup dies and embossed stencil (right) looked prior to assembly:
I hope you enjoyed my card and ways to use the vertical teacup die! It's time to hop to the next designer's blog, but before you go, leave me some love!
Lyn Bernatovich (that's me!)
Terri Sproul (GD)
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