Saturday, November 16, 2013

Having Fun with Sentiment Dies!

Hello! Today I am sharing two cards using the same set of dies. This set called Thank You Heart Dies (from Simon Says Stamps) truly is intricate and versatile. I think you can use it all year round! BIG thanks to Laura Bassen for gifting me this (among many goodies) diecut while I visited her in Chicago
I diecut the image in three different colors and then assembled the pieces like a puzzle.
From me to you
With pattern paper (American Crafts) and stamping (Fresh Squeezed Stamps), this card was complete! The hardest part was to decide which color goes where. And then I used the left over pieces and came up with this design...which was totally unintentional. Love that!
thank you
I simply layered and overlapped the three pieces just slightly (let the colors show through) and added the solid orange heart diecut for the background. Voila!
edited: just noticed that Simon Says Stamps is having a Thanksgiving/Thanks Challenge, I am entering it just for fun. 
 Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Kelly Griglione said...

Way to make Laura proud, Virginia!! Both cards are gorgeous. Three cheers for happy accidents, right?! Your last card is so awesome with the dies slightly off each other. It's neat how some areas you can see the color and some you can't! Couldn't have planned it any better : )

sandie said...

so creative Virginia! The second card is a stunner!

Sheila H said...

Your cards cards are beautiful, colorful and fun, Virginia. Great job stretching your die cuts - LOL!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so fun! Love how you have mixed and matched the different colors of cardstock!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love these!

conil said...

Lovely of Laura to give you this awesome die. And look how clever you were with it. Definitely fabulous. Always love happy accidents like on the 2d card but both are lovely.

Laura B. said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love the creative ways you used this die! Awesome ideas! Hey, if you come back and meet me for pizza again, I give ya another die, deal?;)

Gerry said...

Well, I'll say it again, WOW! I see some of Laura in this. I am in awe of you and her.

Barb said...

Oh, Virginia, these are awesome! Love the beautiful, bright colors! Such wonderful, creative ideas using that die! ♥

donna mikasa said...

Oh my, you ROCKED that die! I especially love your happy accident and the depth of color on the second card! Wowza!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Two completely different looks from the same dies - love it!! I am having a hard time picking a favourite, so I'll just say I love the colours on both!! The second one just wins it for me, I think!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your second card Virginia! Way to use leftovers! Yay! TFS

Barb Ghig said...

How fun!!! I love how you pieced together your first card, and the clever way you overlapped the pieces on the 2nd one! I love the colors and patterns, too! Great job, Virginia!

Rose said...

awesome cards and die!!!

Annette Allen said...

wow these are so cool... love all the color... great designing...

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Virginia. Two fabulous cards in awesome colours.

Greta said...

Fun cards, Virginia!

Bellule said...

J'aime beaucoup tes cartes, l'idée du puzzle est vraiment extra, bravo !!

Bises.

lenny said...

Gorgeous!! Love what you did with that die!! So cool! Great color combo also!! The hearts really pop!!

Trinh said...

Creative way stop use this die, Virginia! I love the bright colors.

alexandra s.m. said...

So much Happiness comes out of your cards Virginia!
I love that!!
Thank You~

Meihsia Liu said...

This is so fun, Virginia. Love the beautiful color combo. :)

Cris said...

Love the bright colors! Such happy cards!

Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous! Love the happy colors!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Ohhhhh! I love that second card! Love the layered die cuts!!! And the colors!!!!! Amazing as always, Virginia!!!!!!!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Fabulous cards Virginia! I really like the first one, with the different colors of card stock!

debby4000 said...

Oh what fabulous cards, my fave is the second one.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

luv

Debby

Maureen Morton said...

Such a sweet gift - and you are really rockin' it, Virginia! Love those brilliant colors and all the layering. Eye candy, for sure.

Alice Wertz said...

love how the first one looks like stained glass! what a pretty effect and awesome idea to layer the die cut pieces. the yellow peeking out really pops! fabulous cards, VIrginia!