The Tonic Studios Budding Vine die was our featured die in the See Through Card Class – click here to see what we did. However I also managed to create some further cards using the same die, but with different techniques – these are what I will be sharing here. I will also share here a couple of cards using the other two die sets in the range – they are such great value with both the intricate background AND an interesting frame which can be used together, mixed and matched, or as standalone dies.
We also used the Pink Fresh Studio Floral Square Frames die set in class, and I have used this die set again in a couple of examples below.
The sentiment set featured on all the cards is My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments, Such a great set, and it covers a large array of occasions.
All dies and stamps used are available to order/purchase from Scrapbook Central.
All cards today are 5.5″ x 4.25″ apart from the square floral frames which is 4.25″ x 4.25″.
I also use a mixture of Bazzill Marshmallow and Neenah white cardstock – for more information about which cardstocks to use for your projects, you can check out my Best of the Basics Cardstock article.
I used the Budding Vine die together with a Stitched Rectangle to create a full card sized shaker front. I backed the piece with acetate and added foam tape to all sides, ensuring there were no gaps for sequins or beads to escape. My foam tape was fairly shallow in depth, so I did two layers of it so my shaker elements have plenty of room to move freely. I also used my powder tool to reduce the stickiness on the edges of the foam tape and reduce static cling in general. I chose the sequins and beads to complement the colour of my cardstock and colouring and made a small pile in the centre of my card base. I adhered the foam tape/acetate/die cut card front on top – press down firmly to ensure there are no gaps!
To finish the card, I cut three of the Pink Fresh Studio flower frame Daisy (two in white, one in matching green cardstock) and layered them on top of each other with the green layer on the bottom. I also included the white petals on the bottom layer only, for depth. I coloured the flower centre with YR16, Y17 and Y15 markers, with a final layer of Nuvo crystal glaze. The sentiment is gold heat embossed on the light green cardstock and is from the MFT Essential Sentiments.
Partial Die Cut Card Front Card
This card was really simple to achieve. I had an inky panel in my box of background pieces to be used up (don’t we all have a box of those??). For the front, I placed just the intricate die on an angle towards the top half of the white cardstock. It is not a true partial die cut in terms of technique, but achieves a similar result.
I used a piece of white craft foam on the bottom half, and foam square dimensionals to lift the entire front off the inky panel which is then adhered directly to the card base. This gives the card gentle dimension and interest. A sentiment was gold heat embossed and little gems added to finish off.
Flower Frames Panel Card
I love these little flower frames so much – they make a nice finishing touch to a card on their own, or in this case, become the main feature.
I used different colours of Distress ink to create the bottom of each of the frames. Each of the flower frames were die cut three times – this may sound labour intensive, but it is definitely worth the effort. Stacked die cuts give great dimension and interest to a card, plus a nice finished look. I arranged them into a square format with equal distancing onto a card base, and white heat embossed a sentiment on a brushed gold strip of cardstock. I liberally used Nuvo glimmer gloss pens on the inside of my frames to finish.
With Love Quatrefoil Card
I love the look of quatrefoil, and this die set is no exception. I had a rainbow alcohol inked Yupo panel in my box of panels, and I die cut it with the quatrefoil die. I also cut two panels from white cardstock – one of the frame on its own, and also with the quatrefoil and frame together. I covered the plain panel with double sided adhesive, and glued the intricate panel on top to match – leaving the gaps already sticky with adhesive and no further glue required.
I then inlaid the rainbow pieces into the white frame. Yupo paper can be die cut fairly easily, but the pieces do tend to stay together within the die cut, so it was mostly a case of laying it over the white cardstock and simply poking the pieces out into their respective spots. So it didn’t take as long as you might have imagined!
The frame was attached to a card base, and then the card was finished off with a With Love sentiment from Tonic, and a black heat embossed sentiment strip from the My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments.
Floral Bloom Glazed Card
I have previously shared this card on my social media channels – please click here to visit my earlier blog post to see full details of how this card came together.
If you have any questions regarding the putting together of any of these cards, please feel free to message me – I’m only too happy to help!
For more in-depth information about the best value supplies for your craft table, from cardstock to the handiest tools, check out my Best of the Basics series.
Thank you for reading this far! Also, if you were an attendee of my See Through Card Class, a very special Thank You to you. Also, keep an eye on my main page for my upcoming Gift Tag Class in October……
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