Full Cover Dies

Happy dog days of summer!  People say when it is hot and humid that “at least it’s not winter”.  I prefer winter to summer.  To pass the time on these hot and humid days, I work in my garden or make a card.  Today, I made a card.

I have said before that one of my favorite techniques is inlay die cutting.  One of the more beautiful full card dies to come out in a while is the Marilyn Full Card die from @simonsaysstamp.  When I first saw it, I totally saw Christmas using gold, silver and red glitter cardstock, which is why I bought it.  When the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge came out, the new color scheme popped in my head.

I started with two 4.25”x5.5” panels of inexpensive 100lb card stock.  I pulled out my Distress Oxides and colored the panels.  For the first panel, I used Fired Brick in the center, then Mermaid Lagoon around that and finally, Salty Ocean around the edges.

For my second panel, I used Worn Lipstick in the center, surrounded by Seedless Preserves then a mixture of Lucky Clover and Bundled Sage around the outside.

I ran both panels through my die cutting machine and laid them on my workspace with all of the pieces intact.

Marilyn die

I then cut the die out one more time using a scrap of black glitter paper from my sister’s wedding invites that I made 8 years ago.  May I suggest you use Simons glitter paper, this stuff made a mess!

I took a plain card panel and ran my ATG gun over the entire surface so that every part of the panel was covered with adhesive.  I then adhered the black glitter frame to the card panel.  From there, I added die cut pieces based on the pattern I saw when I first looked at the die. I thought the center portion looked like a rose, with leaves, branches and berries surrounding it.  I extended the pink a little farther than the rose portion because I love the color transition from the pink to the green

For the berries, I flipped the dots over and colored them with my R27 Copic and inserted them into the card panel.  I mounted the panel onto a side fold A2 sized card base and then stamped the sentiment inside.

Take Heart Stamp set

The sentiment I used is from the Simon Says Stamp “Take Heart” stamp set.  It’s a mini set and I love that sentiment.

9C789B6D-BE5E-41F0-B0AB-852C3FE9F1CBI will be making this card in Christmas colors.  If it turns out, I will post it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your week!


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