Saturday, January 17, 2015

Classy Cards Enjoy

Hi friends!  I made this card using the new Couture Creations Tied Together die.  Doesn't this die create a gorgeous background?  Similar to the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms die that I use on everything lately, this is fast becoming one of my go-to favorites. 

I love Clean and Simple cards but just can't seem to ever make them work.  What starts as CAS usually quickly turns to Cluttered and Complex. I had additional embellishment ideas but I thought maybe I could stop at this point and possibly salvage a CAS style card.

I cut the Couture Creations Tied Together die with white card stock.  The die is a bit longer than an A2 size card so I trimmed it.  I then cut a center  rectangle from the front of my card base using a Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics die.  I glued the Tied Together die cut to the underside of the card front then glued a piece of Authentique Favorite paper behind the to finish off the inside. I added rhinestones to the centers of the die cut.

Next, I rounded the bottom corners using a corner rounder.  I then cut a frame using two Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics sets.  I adhered the frame to the card using Joy Foam Pads.  It might be difficult to see in the photo but the layering really adds to the overall dimension.

I cut the Enjoy die and colored it with my Mini Ink Blending Tool and tumbled glass Distress Ink before glittering it with a Wink of Stella pen and gluing it to the card front.

Last, I cut the Heartfelt Cretions Arianna Blooms flower.  I left it in the die while I dabbed tumbled glass distress ink around the edges with the blending tool.  Coloring it in the die created  a small white edge around the flowers. I popped it out of the die, shaped it with my Paper Blossoms Tool Kit,  added Rock Candy to the center and adhered it to the card front with Joy Foam Pads.

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Challenge Entered
Card Mania  Make it Sparkle
Craft for the Craic Favorite Word (Enjoy)
Sister Act Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Anything Goes #71


Joann6274 said...

This is a really pretty card, very elegant. That flower and just the soft touch of blue looks great! Please make sure to link back to us as you entered this card in our challenge. Thank you so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

Henryka said...

Simply beautiful card ! Thank you for joining us on Craft for the Craig !!!

Rosica Katreva said...

Lovely card, hun! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
Hugs, Rossi (DT)!

Vesi said...

beautiful card, i like the flower and the colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck
Vesi - DT

...Just Me... said...

Elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck!
Mira, DT

Ger said...

Fabulous use of that lovely die. Great card! . Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic