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Designers and Dies: Elizabeth

July 8, 2013

We think designers and dies make for one dynamic duo! This week, not only are our designers sharing Cutting Edge inspiration, they have fun tips and techniques just for you!

Elizabeth joins us today with this sparkling creation using Creative Dies 51-002 Leaves and 51-007 Tagged.


Want to get this same great look? Let Elizabeth walk you through, step by step:


* Ink Blissful with Weathered Wood Distress Paint and stamp on a white Les Petites card. Set card aside to dry and immediately clean the stamp.

* Cut a 2 5/8 x 3 1/2-inch piece of white cardstock and die cut with the leaves (Creative Dies: Leaves). Glue the positive image to the Berrylicious envelope.

* Stamp the sentiment (Flower Gallery) below the die cut in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.

* Turn the piece over and apply clear packaging tape over the die cut area. Flip the piece over and sprinkle glitter over the sticky portions exposed by the die cut image. Rub the glitter over the tape to make sure all areas are covered. Tap off excess and dust with a soft brush.

* Mat on a 2 5/8 x 3 5/8-inch piece of black cardstock.

* Cut a 2 5/8 x 3 7/8-inch piece of blue lagoon cardstock and stamp Lace Trims at the bottom with Teal Zeal Memento ink. Distress the same ink over the stamped design with a jumbo sponge dauber.

* Layer the matted artwork on the teal piece, as shown, and attach to the front of the prepared card with dimensional foam tape.

* Die cut the butterfly (Creative Dies: Tagged) from white cardstock and color with Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers and stamp with Lace Trims in Habanero VersaFine. Accent with a black glaze pen. Adhere the butterfly to the card.

(Supplies: Penny Black Creative Dies: Leaves 51-002, Tagged 51-007, Lace Trims 30-181, Blissful 40-205, Flower Gallery 30-031, Berrylicious 90-004, Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001, 01-003; 09-001, 3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape, Duncan: Scribbles 3D Paint (Iridescent White Mist),  Faber-Castell: PITT Artist Pen Big Brush Markers (Orange Glaze, Pink Madder, Magenta), Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Habanero VersaFine, Teal Zeal Memento, Clear Embossing Powder, Jumbo Sponge Dauber, Martha Stewart Glitter: Feldspar, Ranger Distress Paint: Weathered Wood, Sakura: Black Glaze Pen, Tombow: Permanent Adhesive Stamp Runner, Zig: Glue Pen, Other: Clear Packaging Tape)

Design Options: Substitute flocking or micro beads for the glitter for other variations.


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15 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2013 2:33 am

    Love this card. How creative! Thank you for sharing your process. GREAT job!

  2. July 8, 2013 3:26 am

    So pretty! Love the glitter.

  3. July 8, 2013 4:34 am

    a very stunning and creative card. TFS

  4. Barbara G permalink
    July 8, 2013 5:11 am

    What a striking card! Thank you for the instructions.

  5. Maureen Chandler permalink
    July 8, 2013 5:12 am

    What a great idea – and I could use all the glitter that I buy and stash!!! Lovely card – thanks for sharing the steps to create it!

  6. July 8, 2013 5:57 am

    It’s the elegance of all the tiny detail that catches my eyes with this: the soft background stamping with Weathered Wood gives such a perfect foil for the white & boldness of the focal image. I particularly like the use of the black to frame the white panel top & bottom & the way the orange butterfly ‘pops’ against the white & assorted aquas.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Clelie permalink
    July 8, 2013 8:17 am

    This beautiful card has some great technique tips!!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  8. Diane permalink
    July 8, 2013 8:30 am

    use of packing tape a great idea!

  9. bethann d permalink
    July 8, 2013 8:41 am

    great idea, love this card too

  10. July 8, 2013 9:29 am

    Oh she did it again! Gorgeous & creative project, Elizabeth! Thank you for the wonderful idea on how to glitter a neg die cut!

  11. Marilyn Valadez permalink
    July 8, 2013 10:00 am

    This is a lovely, stunning card and the glitter on the leaves is a beautiful detail! A very classy creation!

  12. July 8, 2013 10:16 am

    So very pretty – thanks for sharing how you achieved the look!

  13. amy c/p permalink
    July 8, 2013 12:47 pm

    this card is very pretty ..thanks so much for showing me how you did it as i love to learn …

  14. susie permalink
    July 8, 2013 6:10 pm


  15. July 12, 2013 1:25 am

    Beautiful CAS design! I love the stamped butterfly and all that glittery goodness!

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