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Hi there crafty friends, Zsoka back with you today with the third and last blog post in my Exclusive Indie collection inspiration series. If you missed my previous two posts, you can check them here and here.
If you read my other posts you know that I love the layering dies in this collection. Surprise surprise, I picked layering dies for today’s projects as well! I can’t help myself! Here are the two cards I made for this post:
The patterned papers I used are from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. This is still one of my favorites from her to date. I just love the colors!
For my first card I picked the gorgeous Layered Rose set. I die-cut two roses, one from pink patterned papers, the other from yellows. For the yellow I also used some textured card stock because I didn’t have different patterned papers for 3 layers. I die cut 3 pairs of leaves as well.
I layered them up and glued them together. Note that I only glued each layer down in the middle, never on the sides. I do this because this way I get some dimension. I am not going for a realistic look on my projects to be honest. I love dimension and texture, and this is one way to achieve the look I like. I added some patterned papers to my A2 size top folding card base and started adhering my design elements on the panel. I used foam adhesive for the flowers and tucked the leaves behind them. I placed some yellow enamel dots here and there. I cut apart the “you a happy birthday” sentiment stamp from the Wishing Expressions Stamp and Die Set so that I only had “happy birthday” left because I only wanted to add a thin paper strip to my card. I heat embossed the sentiment on yellow card stock and glued it on the card front. Done!
On my second card I used the lovely Layered Foliage set. I die cut 3 of them from various patterned papers and assembled the layers. I created another A2 size top folding card base (which is what I go for in 98% of the cases) and added some patterned paper strips.
I die cut “Wishing” from the Wishing Expressions Stamp and Die Set 4 times as before, once from patterned paper, 3 times from white card stock. I glued them together to create a nice, dimensional word. Before adhering this to the card front, I stamped the rest of the sentiment directly on the patterned paper using black ink. I then figured out where to place the die cut word and before gluing it down, I adhered the leaves to the card. I only attached the die cut word in the middle, so that the leaves can hide behind it. Surely, one could glue it all down, I just prefer a more dimensional look. I added some black enamel dots and done! Don’t enamel dots just look good on pretty much anything?!
I hope you liked this series as much as I loved creating these cards! I also hope you found some inspiration in there somewhere!
patterned paper and embellishments – Maggie Holmes; enamel dots; white heavy weight card stock for card base; color card stock – American Craftstrimmer; liquid adhesive, double sided adhesive, foam adhesive.
Thanks so much for joining me – I may or may not be back soon with another series! Check this space!
Have a wonderful day!