Sunday, March 26, 2017

One More Border Die Card...with Linen Ribbon

I used one more of the dies from the Simon Says Stamp Envelope Liner die set to make a weaved ribbon card...
Here's what the die looks like...
This die has little rectangles...the perfect width for narrow ribbon...and the thought of the Tim Holtz Linen Ribbon seemed really perfect.  I opted to color one strip of the ribbon with black marker...the first pic below, then weaved two strips of the natural and the middle strip with the black ribbon...what's really cool about this ribbon is that it has the ability to widen...just pull on it, so it was wonderful to work with!  
I die cut this die sort of like I did the dies the last two days...as this die is not long enough to fit the entire length of the card...here's what I did(don't mind my beat up Big Shot:)!)...
 I lined the border up on the panel, taped, then die cut...
then I put the die to the top of the panel, fitting it into the already die cut pieces, taped and it's die cut from top to bottom:)!!
 I stamped a sentiment from Simon's Hydrangea Blooms, then clear embossed..   Here's a close up of the ribbons...
Weaving ribbon, who knew it would be so much fun!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sending Love with Hearts Made Border

I used another one of the dies from the Envelope Liner die set to make a border of rainbow hearts card...
The die looks like this...
No...it's NOT a border die...but I wanted to MAKE it one.  So...I used the die plus my T-ruler(to keep the die straight across the card panel, and die cut five times like I did for yesterday's card, keeping one of the pieces of the die in an already die cut heart, and die cutting 2 more hearts each time with the die and the T-ruler....until you make it across the panel.  This is what it looked like die cutting the first two times...
I put the die as close to the edge as possible with a tiny piece of space, lined up the t-ruler,
 adhered with some tape, then die cut.  I placed the die over the last heart of the three already cut hearts, 
 lined my t-ruler above it, and pushed the die up against the ruler, taped it,then
die cut...and so it will go three more times.

I used a sentiment from the Hydrangea Blooms set, that goes perfectly with a row of colored hearts!  I layered underneath with some rows of heart "mistakes" that I had made trying to perfect my line of hearts(they were slanted and not straight, but perfect to be adhered underneath), and I filled in the hearts with, what else....paint chips!!  
Here's a close up...
Simple, although it did take me a number of tries experiments to get to the finished product...make sure you use a T-ruler and it will be super easy on the first go round!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


Friday, March 24, 2017

Borders of Daisies

I have been intrigued with the Simon Says Stamp Envelope Liner die set that came out in a Simon release late last year since I purchased it...I FINALLY decided to use a border die from the very cool set, and made a card that expands the possibility of the die...
The die is really intended for an envelope, so it doesn't reach all the way from one side of a card to the other.  I thought...hmmm...how could I not only get it to go from one end of the card to the other, but also make it a bit more "filling" on the card...SO...in pictures, this is what I did to extend the die...
I die cut three rows of the die and then took the die, and placed it over the last remaining die cut flower on the panel in each row,  positioning securely, fastening it down, then die cutting it...and voila...a die that cuts to the end of the card!  I used enamel accents to dot each of the flowers with a yellow center and added a layered Simon die cut sentiment.  Here's a close up...
I have ideas for a couple more of these dies...stay tuned:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thinking of You in a Rainbow of Rhinestones

I used the fun new Simon Says Stamp Artsy Flower Parts stamp set to make a card with a rainbow of rhinestones...
I had made a card FIVE years ago that kind of inspired my card with the artsy flowers...you can find it HERE, if you're interested...lots of little dots and rhinestones:)!!  I chose to stamp and emboss the dots and stems five times in stitched rectangles and fill in with a rainbow of rhinestones.  Now, if you're like me, you might have an old stash of colored rhinestones with different sizes...the smallest ones are the ones to use for these flowers.  Only thing was...I didn't have any tiny rhinestones in orange or blue...so I used sharpie markers and colored the stones in two shades of orange and two shades of blue...voila...instant colored rhinestones!!  I added a sentiment from an old Simon Says Stamp set, Petal Pieces, loved the block look of the sentiment and thin lines like the flowers.  Here's a close up...
Oh, such fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You've Got This

I had gotten the Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Encouragement stamp set a while ago, but needed to make a card last night to encourage someone close to me...
I used a Peerless yellow watercolor ink to make a strip of sunshine...and a tiny bird on a branch facing the sun...and the sentiment stamp, "You've got this"...it meant a lot to me...the sun is shining...it's a new day...it will be ok...you've got this!!  I used the Memory Box dies, Resting Birds and the Woodland Branch.  I layered both the bird and the branch.  Super simple, but I thought it didn't need much to say what I wanted to say.  Here's a close up...
Maybe there is someone you need to encourage today?....Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa