We love sharing creative ways to use dies and today we have another fun twist on die cutting using one of our cool slimline dies. Allison is going to take us through how she made the beautiful, fun cloud layers on this adorable card. We love how she reversed the die on her layers to make a width-wise cloud – it just adds to that whole pretty floaty look. Let’s check out her how-tos!
First Allison cut a whole stack of things from white card stock using the second largest rectangle from our Slimline Nested Stitch dies, the largest Slimline Nested Scallop with Stitch die, several clouds, two different sized nested circles and one edge with the Slimline Clouds.
Allie used our Field of Stars Background stamp with Posey Color Fuse ink and stamped all over the stitched rectangle panel.
Next, she took the piece of card stock she cut with the cloud edge and reversed the die, so the points faced in and the curves faced out, and cut at a random angle on the other side of that piece of card stock. This gave her a long “cloud strip” with the puffy, cloudy softness on both edges.
She took that long piece and cut it into smaller strips that fit the edges of her star stamped panel. Once she had the pieces trimmed, she blended Beachside Color Fuse ink on all her clouds – these pieces and her die cut clouds – starting at the bottom and softly blending up to add loads of dimension.
Then Allie stamped the bear and some balloons from our Lift Off set, colored them with her Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. She stamped her sentiment from our Best Friends set with the same Posey Color Fuse as she used for the stars.
Now she built her card! She added her cloud strips with flat adhesive and then everything else with varying thicknesses of dimensional adhesive. This added to the dimensional, floaty feel of the card. PRO TIP: tucking some elements behind one another, like Allie did with the sentiment circles here, adds loads of movement and visual interest to any card.
As a final touch, Allie wrapped a little striped baker’s twine around the top, tied into a sweet little bow and then added the whole thing to her slimline card front.
SO cute, right? And imagine this same card with the bear and balloons in bright colors, too! There are as many different ways you can make this card as there are creative ways to use dies. That’s one of the things we adore the most about our company – we give you the keys to create whatever your heart desires!