Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mr and Mrs

Today's card showcases the new Nesting Flowers die set and the new Heart Border die from Die-Versions, plus a few of the DV Sweet Wordlets.  One of the things I do when I receive any new die is to die cut it from scrap cardstock.  Then I go from there.  Today's card idea all started with the negative pieces (the tiny hearts) from the Heart Border die.

I also recently received a couple new colors of Nuance pigment powder (Hot Pink and Red) and I wanted to create a sample for future reference.  I had left overs and decided to die cut the Heart border from a piece of this to see what it looks like actually cut.  I was pushing the negative pieces together in a pile and immediately thought how fun these would be in a shaker card. That's how it all started.

The Nesting Flowers die set makes a fantastic shaker.  I created more of the watercolored cardstock with the Nuance powders so that I could cut out the shaker piece as well as the "flower" next to it.  A quick trick to making sure all the curves are secure and that none of your shaker pieces will escape is to die cut the same shape from fun foam and adhere that to the cardstock.  The clear acetate is actually from some packaging material that I had saved.  (If it isn't too scratched, then I cut it down and save it for projects like this.)

Before adhering the acetate top to the base, I die cut the Sweet Wordlet "Love" from the watercolored cardstock and adhered that to the base.  The hearts move, but the word does not.

The second "flower" idea came about from seeing a Spirelli tutorial and thinking that the nesting flower die could be used for a variation of this.  More of the negative hearts were also adhered to this piece.

Instead of creating a Valentine's type of card with these dies, I thought they would also be perfect for a couple just getting married.  The "Congratulations" and "Mr. & Mrs." are more DV Sweet Wordlets.  Although the camera didn't capture it, the black cardstock was spritzed with a homemade spritzer (Marion Smith Designs Whisper pigment powder and water) for added shimmer.

Be sure to visit the Die-Versions Blog to see what the rest of the talented team has created.  And remember, if you'd like to receive 15% off your next Die-Versions order, use the code anne15 when checking out.  This code works for the everyday sales price and you can use it every time you order :-).  Have fun shopping!


Lori Kobular said...

Great way to showcase the nested flower dies!

Lisa said...

This is so creative and beautiful, Anne!! I love how you showcased the nested flower die!! It looks amazing!! The colors are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Anne - This is wonderful! The colors are amazing, and everything came together perfectly!!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful Wedding card, I love the design.
Linda xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun wedding card Anne. Great idea with the little hearts for the shaker! Love the nuance powder cardstock!

rachel said...

such a cute card Anne - lovely wedding card xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! Hope you are doing well. FABULOUS shaker card design! I love the little hearts, and the hearts inside the shaker element. We had very warm, humid days for the last 3 days, but the 3 weeks before were "normal" winter weeks, where we enjoyed the fireplace each day or evening. Another little cold front is on its way. hugs, de

Diane said...

Super cute shaker and you know how I love shaker cards! Very creative idea to use the leftover heart pieces, too!! sorry I haven't been around to visit in a while, just everything seemed to hit here at once..!!