I have made several cards using the fabulous Ornate Layers Dies but I haven’t used any of the Ornate Border Dies, apart from the three small flowers. Yesterday I decided to remedy this and I used the border die which doesn’t cut the decorative part off from the main piece of cardstock. Maybe I’ll use one of the two other main dies in the set that detaches the die-cut from the cardstock tomorrow.
Apart from deciding to use this die, I started yesterday’s card with a clean canvas! I decided to get out the Ornate Style Stamp Set which is part of the Ornate Garden Suite, currently on pre-release. It will be in the new annual catalogue for 2020 – 2021 which goes live on 3rd June 2020. After adding the decorative Whisper White Cardstock (CS) strip, I wasn’t left with much room to add an image and sentiment!
I decided to stamp the daisy and die-cut it using one of the Ornate Layers die but It made my card look very fussy and over-done. After taking a step back for a rethink, I stamped the image on another piece of Whisper White CS and die cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Die regular no. 2 die. This fitted in so much better and I layered it onto another piece of Whisper White CS die-cut with a regular no.3 die.
All I needed then was a sentiment so I had a look through my Basic Black CS ziplock bag which has been gradually filling up with sentiments recently, all stamped in black on Whisper White CS for previous projects but never used. I found two birthday greetings that had been punched out with the Classic Label Punch but I dismissed these because they were too small for the other elements I already had for this card.
I found a HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment which is from the Wiggle Worm Stamp set (ret annual page 104). It hadn’t been die-cut and was on a wide strip of cardstock. I couldn’t find a die I liked for my card and decided to use the same die I used for the layer to the flower so it only cut on the sides. It’s something different but I decided it worked well.
I had coloured the flower using Stampin Blends: Dark Real Red for the flower head, Dark Daffodil Delight for the centre of the flower and Light and Dark Old Olive for the stem and the leaf. I finished it off by adding a small bow made with some retired Solid Red Ribbon. The image and the sentiment were both popped up using Dimensionals.
My final touch for the front of the card was to add some Cherry Cobbler Rhinestones from the Holiday Basic Rhinestone Pack that was available in the last Christmas catalogue. I put one in the centre of all four complete flowers down the left-hand side die-cut strip. I added two more on the sentiment and one on the knot of the bow, which I adhered with Tombow.I stamped the daisy on a middle layer of Whisper White CS and coloured it the same way as the flower on the front of the card. When it was completed I adhered the layer inside my card. By the way, when I adhered the die-cut border to the front of my card, I adhered it about one-eighth of an inch in from the edge of the top layer.
This was a delightfully easy card to make after I’d decided exactly what I was going to do! I often find it takes me longer designing a card than actually making it! Do you find this with your cardmaking? That’s it from me today and as always, I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care, stay safe and stay well. Happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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