Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thanks Dies - More than 1 way - Give Thanks & There is Always cards

Yogi here today with a couple of cards using one of Suzanne's NEWEST dies. Love them. Suzanne came out with 3 beautiful dies "Thanks", "Hello" & "Believe". Can't wait for more to come out...

There is more than 1 way to use a die... for the first card I'm using it to emboss/deboss the word. On the 2nd card I'm actually using it to die cut the word BIG GRIN, but I'm decorating the card with some home made flower baubles - instructions included below. Enjoy

inside of card
ID: DT Mar/15 - Thanks - There is Always card 
Size: 7"w x 5"h
I dry embossed the thanks onto 110# white cardstock using the Spellbinders tan mat - careful, don't use too much pressure... Trimmed it down to size, then hit the high points direct to paper with Distress "Pumice Stone".

Dry embossed the brickwork (Sizzix Tim's "Bricked"), only partially running it through my machine. Hit the high points again direct to paper with "Brushed Corduroy". Adhered to a blue cardstock and used my layering ruler set to trim 1/16". Wrapped some orange string around the 2 layers and then adhered to a tan cardstock. Again used the layering ruler and trimmed 1/4".

Dry embossed the checked design (Spellbinders "Gold Rectangles 1" set), hit the high points with "Broken China" then adhered my thanks layers and trimmed down then adhered all this to my white top folded card.

Adhered some masculine buttons, tying them with some of the orange string then using a hot glue gun.

A final touch was to add the little lizzard. An image I found on line and eCut, painted with Distress acrylics and added some black dots for eyes.

 On the inside stamped the quote "There is Always..." using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Cut a mask and stamped the brickwork (Kaiser Craft) inking with Distress mini pads ("Pumice Stone", then here and there with the burlap, misting with water prior stamping. Swiped "Antique Linen" over the whole design.

I had cut a 2nd lizard, painted with Distress in orange and blue and adhered it.

ID: DT Mar/15 - Thanks - Give Thanks card
Size: 5.5"w x 4.25"h
Side folded my white card. Die cut the "Thanks" from cream cardstock.
Baubles detail pic.
Stamped the leafy frame (Creative Expressions "Cabbage Rose Frame") using distress greens, misting with water prior stamping. Adhered the thanks.

Adhered the flower baubles that I made...

Using Michael's plastic beads. Warm toaster oven to 300ºF. Using the tray that comes with the oven and a silpat layer (or a heat resistant craft sheet) arrange 5 beads touching each other like petals. Place in oven and allow to melt - approx 20 min. You can open the oven part way through to push the beads if they are not touching each other using a metal spatula or I used the ends of my tweezers. Put back in oven to continue. When done, remove from heat and IMMEDIATELY press a half pearl in the centers, pushing down. You'll feel some resistance which is good, probably means it's attaching itself to the inner side edges of the flower. If there is really a lot of resistance, put the beads back in the oven to warm up again. Adhere with Golden's gel medium.

Tie some little bows and adhere between flowers.

On the inside, stamped the quote "Give Thanks..." using the black. Stamp the flower (Rubbernecker "Blossom") inking stamp with Distress "Broken China" & "Seedless Preserves" & green for the stems, misting with water and stamping.
inside of card


Jean said...

I make mostly Thank you cards and am always looking for new inspiration. Love these!

Anne said...

These are just wonderful! I love all the details and the cute little lizard! What a fab post on different techniques, ideas and designs. Made my day you have!!!!

Charmaine Stack said...

Wonderful cards and techniques, Yogi! I just ordered that die.

KVencel said...

I am enjoying all these wonderful ideas for using the new word dies. Thank you so much!

Art By Wanda said...

Wonderful cards, Yogi!!!

Jackie said...

Wow, the embossing on the first cards pops right off the card, and I love the brick background. Great technique!

Bonnie Fadden said...

Great ideas!

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