Hey folks, it's Holly posting today. This is the card I created for the Die Cuts challenge here on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog. Can you tell which die cuts I've used? :-)
The flower was created with the Build A Flower #1 set, which has everything you need to make a complete flower. It comes with the leaf, the flower petals, and the stamens and other center flower pieces that you can mix and match to make your own custom flowers. I die cut everything from a confetti cream cardstock, and then I pulled out my Twinkling H2O's (Think Pink set) and started coloring the flower petals and the leaves. I actually used all five of the H2O colors to achieve a nice variegated look. Once the paint dried, I sponged some brown ink over everything to give it a vintage appearance. You can see the gorgeous shimmer on the petals and leaves from the Twinkling H2O's. To give the petals and leaves some dimension, I used my fingers to curl up all the edges. I pushed the spiky center pieces up for even more texture.
My flower is adhered to a Flap Fold card (tutorial from Technique Junkies) and I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Sentiments (JustRite) to the right of the flower. When you open the first flap, you see this latticed panel. I die cut a French Lattice Small Frame and adhered the lattice to some paper from the Pretty In Pink paper pad (Glitz), and then I trimmed off the edges. Isn't that cool? You don't have to use the entire piece of a die cut - just use your imagination and free yourself from limitations. :-)
Have you pulled out your dies and created something? We'd love to see what you've come up with - enter it in our challenge and you might be the next winner!Pin It
Such a great card, Holly! Thanks!!!
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