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.
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.
The sentiment I used is from the Simon Says Stamp “Take Heart” stamp set. It’s a mini set and I love that sentiment.
I will be making this card in Christmas colors. If it turns out, I will post it.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week!