Saturday, July 28, 2012

Card A Day Blog Post: Die Cuts

Hi everyone, it's time again for me to post another card to the Card A Day Blog. I will be starting off the week with the theme, " Die Cuts". My inspiration for this card came from the Spellbinders Grand Shapabilities dies, Wonderful Wings.

To make my card, I first started off with a 5.5"x4.25" white card base. I added a 5.25"x4" piece of designer paper from the Die Cut With A View paper stack, Pocket Full Of Posies, and added it to the top of my card base. I then added a piece of patterned paper from the same stack, cut to 5.25" x1.5", matted it on a 5.25" x 2" piece of purple card stock, and adhered it to the middle of my card front.

Now for the die cut part, I chose to use one of the butterflies in the Spellbinders Grand Shapabilities, Wonderful Wings set. I decided to use one of the smallest butterflies in the set. I cut and embossed the bottom of the butterfly with a dark purple card stock, then cut and embossed the top part of the butterfly using a medium purple card stock, then adhered that to the top of the first piece. I then attached that to the left of the matted strip that I added to the middle of the card. 

As usual, I decided it needed a little sparkle, lol, so I added some dots of Viva Decor, Holo Iridescent Glitter Liner, which added a little "bling" to my butterfly. To finish off my card, I stamped a " hello" directly on the patterned paper using one of the stamps I have in my collection, to the right bottom corner. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed checking out my newest creation as much as I did making it, and if you would like, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about it. Also, don't forget to enter our monthly challenge for a chance to win a prize!


Tina Campbell said...

Sweet card, love that cut and love the colors. TFS

Bonnie said...

Love anything with butterflies! Checked out your other cards ..... they are all very nice. Anyone would be happy to receive one of them.

Vikkles said...

That is a lovely card. That purple paper right in the middle under the butterfly is really nice.
Big Hug

Unknown said...

I think you are near to perfection! and have to try something for Plastic Cards as well.