Saturday, October 7, 2017

For World Card Making Day!

I always try to make time for making some cards on every World Card Making Day - I love the thought that so many of us are doing the same thing all over the world!  I have 3 cards for you, all of them for fall birthdays.

I'm first playing with a new wreath die I just received this week.  Here are my first cards using it.

Leafy Wreath

supplies: Simon Orange Peel  and a cream recycled cardstock, Poppy Stamps Leafy Wreath Collage die, distress inks, PTI Birthday die, remainder of stamped sentiment from Winnie & Walter Big, Bold & Happy clear stamps

I simply cut the die from a recycled panel, then popped it over another panel that I had sponged with distress inks.  

My 2nd card took a little more work:

Leafy Wreath masked

supplies: white and Simon's Burnt Orange card stock, Poppy Stamps Leafy Wreath Collage, distress inks, sentiment from Simon's Birthday Flowers, natural twine bow

For this one I first sponged 3 different panels with distress inks, in pink, gold, and orange mixes, then cut out the leaves from each one.  Then I used one of the negative die-cut wreaths and temporarily positioned it over a white panel as a mask, then carefully glued a variety of the die-cut leaves through the mask.  I was using Jennifer McGuire's Layered Die Cuts technique HERE.  When everything was secure, I lifted off the mask, stamped a sentiment using 3 inks, and secured it to my card backing, adding a twine bow and topping that with another of the leaves.

And here's one more, using some beautiful rose dies in autumn colors.

for Yvonne

supplies: cream, yellow, Simon's Lipstick Red and Orange Peel card stock, My Favorite Things Dots & Stripes Fresh dp, Altenew Fantasy Florals dies, My Favorite Things All Occasion sentiment

I used Michelle's idea to cut the leaves from the backing and allow a printed paper to show through for them.  

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you have a lovely weekend!

8 comments:

  1. 3 gorgeous cards Lin, love these autumn colours, Cathy x

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  2. Your cards are all beautiful, Lin, but I especially like the second one. That had to be a lot of work on your hands, putting all those tiny pieces back in place. The time and effort you put into it shows and resulted in a very lovely card.

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  3. Three beauties, Lin - so glad you could play along for WCMD! I didn't have a chance so enjoyed your cards!!

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  4. These are charming! Love the polka dot leaves!!

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  5. Really amazing cards. No doubt that cards gifts are effective means for you to show your love to somebody especially to your dear one on his/her birthday. Gift Ideas

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  6. Time well spent Lin, your WCMD cards are fabulous.

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  7. Fabulous cards Lin - Love the one with the die cut panel over the coloured background.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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