Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Using a Die


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Fun In The Sun Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Use A Die and/or Punch 

We are showcasing Birch Press Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would sure love to see them used!
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

I love these flowers from Simon Says Stamp called Bouquet of Thanks, it took a while for me to get my hands on them since they would sell out quickly. They are safely arrived in my craftroom along with the matching die which I also used for my base image.

I fussy cut all the individual petals and edged them with a Pumice Stone Distress Marker this hides all my rubbish cutting. I embossed the back of each petal using a large embossing ball tool, like this set.

The picture below shows have I added 3d fixers to add dimension to the petals. These are do-crafts 3d foam squares that have been cut in half and into quarters.

The picture below show why I have a base image. When I fussy cut the petals there is a little bit of the next petal, this helps to line the finished Petal in place with all the others. I add a little bit of glue at the ends that doesn't have foam squares

I added the fussy cut petals on each flower working out which one is in front.

The flower buds were made the same way but the green stem were glued on. You have to work out whether the stems need placing before the make the flower.

The actual card is fairly simple I cut the oval using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Ovals which I used some large 3d foam tape on the coloured card. My sentiment is using the Birch Press Big Hugs, I love have the background for the word makes it much easier to glue or layer onto a card.

I didn't really need the Simon Says Stamp Flickering Butterflies but tried not to use all of them just three tiny ones.


Tracy Freeman said...

Very pretty Debby. I always love how you add dimension to your projects xx

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debby. Just adore the dimension on those beautiful flowers.
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Doreen said...

This is just beautiful Debby,love the

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debby :-) the flowers are so pretty and I love how they are layered and shaped, they look real!! Absolutely stunning! :-)

Lols x x x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Debby..I always love your dimension..


Pat said...

Such a pretty and dimensional flower image Debby and beautifully coloured and displayed in the stitched oval and the wonderful large sentiment is a great finishing touch. x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Debby! I love Simon's stamp set you have used and your patience with the fussy cutting and layering always amazes me xx

Cheryl W. said...

You do such an amazing job on your cards, Debby. The dimension you add makes them look amazing! Thanks for explaining how you work your magic.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely beautiufl.

Debbie Mageed said...

This card is wonderful in every way! I loved it so much that you inspired me to play along. Have a wonderful day!

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Debbie, I love how you've added dimension to the flowers. xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful and creative is your card x

Marge said...

What an elegant card, Debby! I always admire the way you make images look pop up ! You create very interesting and unique dimension. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day :)♡


Nataliascraft said...

Gorgeous card Debby, pretty flowers and love this sentiment x

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Thank you very much for sharing and on how you added dimension to the petals with 3-D fixers. We are looking to try to do this when we have an event here at the office. Looks absolutely gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend.
World of Animals

Misty Elam said...

This is so pretty, Debby. I love seeing your process and how you add that awesome dimension that I love seeing on your cards. I’ve never seen an embossing kit like that. Do you use it with a foam mat or something?

ankitag612 said...

Such a beautiful layout Debby! Your coloring and the dimensions you add to the card as amazing as always. I love those two little butterflies you added to the card. So sweet and pretty! Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely day.

Martie Rollin said...

Your coloring of these flowers is really grabbing my creative eyes...beautifully done! Thanks for sharing this lovely project!

Helga said...

Wow ! Wonderful Art Work ! perfect done !