Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spots and Dots {Scrapy Land Challenge #10}

Today is the beginning of the latest Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme for this bi-monthly challenge is Spots and Dots, Plus use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  You can check out all the manufacturers that Scrapy Land carries here.

The following dies were incorporated into this birthday card:

~ Spellbinders (Opulent Ovals),  
~ Sue Wilson Designs (California Collection: Beverly Hills)
~ Sue Wilson Designs (Finishing Touches: Dotty 3D Bow)
~ Sue Wilson Designs (Finishing Touches: Classic Bow
~ Die-Namics (Four Corners)
~ Die-Versions (Happy Sweet Wordlet 
~ Die-Versions (Birthday Sweet Wordlet)

I started out adding Pan Pastels (Pearlescent Yellow) to the white cardstock card base to create a soft, pearlescent background.  Then I die cut the Beverly Hills die.  This die cuts out the negative areas of a frame, but does not cut an outer or inner edge.

After die cutting the Opulent Oval from white cardstock, I cut out the words "Happy" and "Birthday" from the center of the oval.  I saved my negative pieces and added them back to the individual letters with adhesive tape.  Sunny Daze glitter was added to the rest of the exposed adhesive, creating a sparkly sentiment.  This was then centered on top of the previously die cut area.

The bow was a two part process: die cutting the base as well as die cutting the overlay.  The base was cut from cardstock covered with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet.  Before adding more Sunny Daze glitter to the bow base, I adhered the Dotty 3D bow onto the adhesive and then covered the remaining adhesive with the glitter.  My Four Corners die cuts were die cut from white copy paper as I wanted it to be thin, but not transparent.

So, my spots are covering the bow and my dots come from the negative spaced die cut from the Sue Wilson die.  There are lots of ways to incorporate Spots and Dots into your project.  For lots of great inspiration, be sure to check out the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team created for this challenge.


Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ This card is gorgeous!! I love the pale yellow and white and those Sue Wilson dies are to die for!! I am going to have to get some!

jimlynn said...

Very pretty card Anne. LOVE that wonderful bow on here!!! SO PRETTY!

Shona Erlenborn said...

That bow is sensational Anne! Great card!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! I love the dies you used!! I don't have any Sue Wilson but they are now on my wish list!! And I just adore the bow, too!! The yellow is so pretty!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

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Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Anne, loving the die cuts you have used and gorgeous colours.
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful card Anne, gorgeous die cuts!

Raechelle Bellus said...

This is beautiful! I love how you layered the dies and that bow is fabulous!

MiamiKel said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the burst of happy from the yellow and the gorgeous card design and bow - just stunning ♥

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful and elegant card Anne I love that bow
Kevin xx

Patricia Chalas said...

What a beautiful card Anne!
those corner dies are so perfect..i love them!

Donna Ellis said...

How GORGEOUS, Anne! I had not considered using the Beverly Hills die like that - and it looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration. I especially like the dots around the die, and then in the bow! I don't own those bows YET. And I just went in to put the die-namics corners in my wish list, but he has removed everything in that category! Yikes! and WAHHHHH! LOL - so pretty! Thank you for sharing such fab ideas today! hugs, de

nwilliams6 said...

Super elegant and pretty birthday card Anne. I love the bow die and the sparkles. Lovely! HUgz

Sherrie K. said...

Sooo pretty! Great design and love the shimmer:)
Sherrie K

Lena said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the dies you used and the shimmer is beautiful!
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Annie said...

This is fabulous Anne. Love the pastel colour and that gorgeous shimmer

TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

Patricia St Martin said...

Annie love your card and the softness of the color, your bow is adorable.
Hugs, Pat/♥

rachel said...

a beautiful make Anne and I love that bow - gorgeous. Big hugs dear lady xx

Joan Ervin said...

How pretty, Anne....I just love all the dies you used on this especially the's a real beauty!!!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Anne! What a fabulous way to do the spots and dots! Love those dies.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, like the soft colors and combination of die cuts, great tutorial too!

sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is lovely x

hugs sally x

Lady E said...

Beautiful card Ann, I love the colors, just stunning :)