Monday, May 28, 2018

EASY Way to Add Shine to a Die (& Mystery Happy Mail)

Hello friends!

First of all, I'd like to mention that there are still lots of Memorial Day sales going on as today is the last day. You can find all the details in this page here (updated).

I am planning to mail and give out more cards in the coming months.
Today's card will be perfect for mailing.


Altenew RUSTIC LINEN Clear Stamps ALT2269
Altenew RUSTIC LINEN Clear Stamps

from: Simon Says Stamp

 The textures from Rustic Linen is perfect for ANY style of background.

Other than stamping twice with  Rustic Linen,
 I also used Altenew's Watercolor Washi Tape to add interest.

hi (2)

The sentiment is consist of the design paper and gold glitter tape (from The New Day Card Kit).
The NEW Fine Alphabet Diesoffers great modern and trendy look.

Altenew FINE ALPHABET Dies ALT2272
Altenew FINE ALPHABET Dies ALT2272

from: Simon Says Stamp
 Ding--->  Dress up your dies with a piece of  Washi Tape 

You can see the example "HI". I used Gold Glitter Tape with the word die. All you need to do is 
1. apply it onto the card stock
2. position the die (depend on where you want the shine!)
3. run it through the die cut machine. Voila!

Simple? YES. Do you do that often? Probably not!

The Garden Silhouette is such a versatile set.
Garden Silhouette Stamp Set
Garden Silhouette Stamp Set


This is the kind of stamps that I would love to bring when traveling.
I would LOVE to stamp a WREATH from this set!!
Would you like to see that? Do let me know in your comment!

💥💥💥Would you like to receive a mystery happy mail from me?💥💥💥
Please leave me a comment in TODAY''s POST (one comment per person)

I will announce the winner on May 31st (along with the lucky winner of $15 Altenew GC).

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Joy Meadows said...

Hi, Virginia! Such a nice card - I have that gold washi tape and have used it to cut out words, but not partially like you did. Now I will have to try that!! And, yes, I would love to receive some mystery happy mail from you!! LOL

Denise Bryant said...

Love the gold glitter tape idea.... I'll have to try that! I'd love to see your wreath idea with this pretty Garden Silhouette set, and I'd be delighted to get some happy mail from you!

Glennis F said...

I love that background stamp, it suits your card perfectly. I must try that idea with the glitter tape, as it lifts the whole project!

pcm said...

pretty touch of glitter!

cghundley said...

Love washi tape!
Fabulous design
and I'd love to
see it as a wreath!
Carla from Utah

foleysfriend said...

I would love to see what kind of wreath you'd create. Always open to seeing more of your talent to inspire me. The idea of using washi tape for die cutting - you're a genius!


Linda BL said...

A wreath made with Garden Silhouette flowers would be a perfect use for this great stsmp set.
Happy mail from you would be great. The card I received from you is proudly displayed in my craft room.
Love your card with the different vases. I am constantly picking flowers from our yard and wildflowers I find and putting them in various small containers/vases.

Dawn T said...

Wonderful Virginia. The Rustic Linen background is perfect and on my wishlist. Love the vases and wild flowers.

Purple Princess said...

So pretty! I love the background stamp!

Teresa Doyle said...

So beautiful Virginia and the Washi on the Hi sentiment looks great. I really like the Rustic Linen stamp as I think it would be great for masculine cards (or any type but I struggle with cards for men). The Garden Silhouette set is one of my faves, I'd LOVE to see a wreath made with that!
Side note: IF I 'were' to win your mystery pack, would you mind "rubbing it with a little crafty talent" before you mail it? Thanks! HAHA

Sue D said...

Pretty card!! Love the Rustic Linen background stamp... you are right, it's such a versatile stamp that can be used anywhere. TFS your washi tape technique. Love the look and will definitely try.
As to your questions... Yes and Yes. I would love to see your card using the Garden Silhouettes in a wreath design. Wreaths of any sort are a favorite for me. And yes, it would be awesome to receive mystery happy mail from you!!

conil said...

Another fantastic effort. Beautiful and well designed. Love all the layers and texture.

Sue D said...

Cute design. Love the rustic linen background. I would like to see you make a wreath with this set.

Harriet said...

This stamp set is intriguing and, I think, very versatile! I love your 'vases' of flowers. If you make a wreath using these stamps, I will look forward to seeing it because the stems make me think there would have to be a lot of masking, then again with a Misti maybe not. I really like the rustic linen background many uses! I've never used 'washi' tape, perhaps I should give the tape a try.

Patti H. said...

Love this card, especially that Rustic Linen background! Yes, I would love to see a wreath from this set! I'll be looking fwd to that posting. :D

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Thanks for the washi tip !! It’s pretty cool and easy to do, I’ll give it a try for sure as soon as I’ll have my die cutting machine !! Thanks Virginia for your generosity !

MelissaF said...

Love this card design and washi tape and glitter details. Would love to see a wreath with this gorgeous garden set and some happy mail too!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: What great cards you always share with us. I love to see and hear about your lovely family and vacations. Sure hope I win. Marisela

Shona Chambers said...

Silhouette stamps are always so beautiful and stylish. I never thought to add washi tape to my word die-cuts, your a genius!!

Yasmine Omar said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love how you used the washi tape with the Alphabet Dies. beautiful technique.

Jennifer Hovermale said...

Let me begin by saying that you did a fantastic job with your card!! I really like how you stamped the flowers with different colors! Absolutely gorgeous!!!! You asked if we would like to receive happy mail. Although the stamp set is very pretty and I really love what you did with it, I have to be honest. Flower silhouette stamps are not my thing. I prefer either the lined version of a stamp or the layering version of a stamp. Although this is pretty, the flowers look like blobs to me. But let me finish by saying, your card is beautiful!!!! I love how you took the "blob" images and turned them into something beautiful!!! I would never be able to do that, even with my Misti.

Maria Giselle B. said...

That washi tape is so opaque, I couldn't see the seams! If you didn't say it is a washi tape, I would think it is a stamped image, or you just brushed it yourself.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love the pretty colours and that beautiful background.

Jacquie said...

I always find so much inspiration on your blog! I love the idea of adding washi to the die cut letters. I have so much washi and am always looking for a creative way to use it up.