Thanks For All You Do by Dina Kowal

We have a pretty fall card from Dina Kowal to share today using Bird Die set

Leafy Branch Die and the Spring Medley clear set.

I wanted to test out my new Kemper Spatter Brush so I used it to create this inky background for an inlaid scene.

The background has a fine shimmer over it, from a layer of copper and bronze PanPastels. I used Turquoise Inka Gold on the bird die cut.

Have a great day!

Birthday Cupcake Card Tutorial by Jeanne Streiff

Jeanne Streiff shares a cheery birthday card today using CL462 Sweet Treats CLEAR Set and the matching DIE113-Q Cupcake Die Set.

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I started out by painting some simple stripes onto white cardstock with Shinhan Poster Colors.

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Next I created a wash with the paints by adding water for my cupcake parts (this creates a matching but lighter more transparent color).

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Assemble cupcake and stamp sentiment. Attach panel to white card with foam tape.  Add a twine bow to top of card and a rhinstone to the center of the flower.Birthday Cupcake L Jeanne_Streiff

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Patchwork Roses by Dina Kowal

Love this card from Dina Kowal using Smile, Dainty Rose 1 and Dainty Rose 5.

For my own amusement, I'll let you know that this card started off as an accident. I stamped and colored a full panel background on label paper, die cut it into squares using the 7/8" Sizzix Grid Works die, and... then realized that I had done all my work on the liner instead of the adhesive-backed side. However... it turned out that I was able to use the liner squares, and the bonus was that I still had 9 lovely die cut squares to work with.  Boom!

I used another liner paper to line up the squares side-by-side, then did my coloring, using watercolor and distress markers. I used 3 new I.O. stamps: Smile, Dainty Rose 1 and Dainty Rose 5. I stamped the roses randomly across the grid and colored using Distress Markers,blending lightly with water.

The squares are adhered to Ivory Inchie Art Squares from Inchie Arts. I love the sweet, perfect matboard border that shows around each sticker.

I used Old Silver Inka Gold by Viva to add some shine to the squares, scored and assembled panels, and - done! This is a great quick card that could be done with any type of background, or even a large scenic image.

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Full Bloom by Daniela Dobson

 Daniela Dobson shares a beautiful die cut card!

Daneila used Cover-a-card Wood Grain CC034, Daffodil Bouquet E8576 and Silhouette 15 butterfly D5565 for her card. 

I cut the banner border using my Cricut Expression and stamped it with Cover-a-card Wood Grain CC034. I stamped the Daffodil Bouquet E8576 on watercolor paper and painted them with watercolor. The Silhouette 15 butterfly D5565 is stamped with blue ink an cut out.
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Hello by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a beautiful floral card today!

 I used the beautiful Poppy Bouquet stamp for my card. I used the out of the box technique with my die to allow the poppy petals to stick out a bit from the frame's edge. The card base and all layers are die cut from Spellbinder's Radiant Rectangle Set
Here are the Copics I used to color the image. A pretty quick color job! You can see the beautiful edge that the die cut made in this picture.
 I hand cut the black layer around the flowers.
The black layer is also popped up with foam tape for dimension.

 Have a great day!


Daffodils by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a beautiful floral card today!

 CL330 Get Well Wishes, F8579 Daffodil Trio Border.



 I stamped the flowers first - Daffodil Trio Border. The Get Well sentiment came next.  Then I glued the yellow paper along the top and bottom. Last I die cut the shape. That way my edges are nice and clean. You can see the Copics I used to color the flowers.


 This is 1/16" tape I added along the edge of both yellow top and bottom. Just gives it a really nice finished edge. I wrap the ends around the back of the panel.




This is the inside.... I get a lot of emails about shaped cards and this is how I make them. I cut two black panels using the smallest die in Spellbinder's Grand Labels 23.  The back die is scored about a half inch down. I glue the two tops together - putting adhesive above the score line and then lining them up. I like to a use wet glue. The wet glue gives you a little wiggle room to be able to line up everything perfectly.


You can see (sort of) the flowers were stamped a second time and then cut out. I added the second flowers with foam tape for a little dimension. A little bow to finish it off.

Have a great day!