When I saw there was a die cutting class being offered by Jennifer McGuire, Nicole Magouirk, and Kristina Werner, I had to sign up. They are such amazing designers- I knew I would pick up lots of helpful tips and tricks. So far it has been fun and I'm trying to keep up (kind of) with the lessons and do a project that has been shown that day. That is why I am posting two days in a row- shocking, I know...
On this card, the idea was to use cut out shapes. I am ashamed to say I had a set of Framelits from a 2 CHA's ago that I had never used. So I cracked those babies open and had some fun.
- First I folded a card base made from my favorite Cougar 100 lb white cardstock. I ran it through the Big Shot using my Wreath Textured Impression folder (now available at your LSS!). I used a Robin's Egg Color Box pigment pad and brayer to get a good overall coat of ink on one side of the folder. I folded over the other side and ran it through using the Multi-purpose Platform.
- I cut several Framelit openings- one circle in the center of the card and a larger frame from a piece of aqua. I added the aqua cutout behind the card.
- Then I cut a white butterfly from the Birds and Butterflies Sizzlit set, flared the wings out a little and put a line of adhesive down the middle of the butterfly and centered it in the middle of the card.
- For the sentiment, I used the Daisies2Garden stamp set from The Stamps of Life. Inside it says... "a happy birthday". You can always use a birthday card! I raised the inside of the sentiment on foam dots.
- I also used my Hydrangeas & Border die to add an aqua, white and aqua chevron pattern under the sentiment.