Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Add That WOW Factor with Layering Dies

 WARNING: photo-heavy post

edited (Aug. 29, 9pm): Simon Says Stamp SALES alert----> HERE (limited time only!)

Hello friends!
It's my turn to share some projects with you over Altenew Card Blog.
Ever since I got the new die Fantasy Floral, I simply could. not. stop. playing.

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The first card is actually the easiest one. The 6x6 Reflection Paper Pad is really handy for die-cutting.

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You see, the beautiful pattern paper does all the work. The WOW factor? The subtle stamped background. I love the delicate image from Charmed Stamp Set. It has just the right amount of lines and space.  The sentiment from "More than Words" completes the design.

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 Another great way to create colorful die cut pieces is using the Altenew Metallic Shimmer Ink Sprays. And that's how I created the Fantasy Floral die cut pieces in my 2nd (and 3rd card). The WOW factor in this is that the heart die paper with Reflection Paper Pad.

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The Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set is just the ticket!
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or as bundles over Altenew here.
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My next card is bright with a Midas Touch. The Gold Foil Card Stock is the shhhhhh.... "secret weapon".

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 Doesn't it make you go "WOW"!!? I love the leaves from the Shimmer Sprays as the misting gives such an organic feel.

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Notice the dry-embossed details? I used the leaf dies from Fantasy Floral with a Spellbinder Tan Mat and ran it through my die cut machine. It works like a charm! The sentiment "Thanks" from "Script Words Die 2" surely makes quite a statement.

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My last card may look plain, but it really is not. The WOW factor lies in those colored leaves! I would consider doing a video on this if you are interested.

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I used the negative piece (of the leaf die cut paper) as a mask and sponged the space with "Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink" and "Olive Crisp Dye Ink". There are no special supplies, gadgets and tools required--just your stamps, inks and dies!

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The sentiment from "More Than Words" Stamp Set enhances the overall design, too. Love that set.

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I hope today's post WOWS you a little bit and makes you want to create more and have fun! Here is an overview of all the cards I created with Fantasy Floral.

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Betty Keefe said...

after seeing these lovely cards i think really need the Fantasy Floral die set - everyone of your cards is fantastic!!

Clemente Batan said...

My opinion about this floral die has changed from like to LOVE! Very pretty! I'll add it to my wishlist now!-Maria Giselle

Sheila H said...

Your die cut flowers are amazing! I love the patterns, colors and splatters. You make me wish for this set, Virginia.

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I want this set!

conil said...

I'm so glad you talked me into buying these fancy floral dies and that now you're providing inspiration to get me to play with it. Those patterned papers are just the ticket to add color variations...look outstanding on the cards. Oh, yes please, for the video.

Harriet said...

The fancy floral die is superb!!! You have created spectacular cards. A video would be great!!! Thanks for asking.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fantastic set of cards with the floral fantasy die, Virginia! Especially love the look with the shimmer sprays!!

Lisa Elton said...

These are all perfectly charming Virginia! You do wonderful things with dies!

Sue LD said...


Kai Ko said...

Hi Virginia, yes, yes to video pleassse😊