Friday, April 18, 2014

Flowers & Frames

Today is my final day to share what I have been up since receiving the Wplus9 April 2014 Release products. By now, many of you are starting to share what you have made with these beautiful new products. I have a seen a few and I look forward to seeing more!

This is the first card I made when I received the new release.

I couldn't wait to ink up those beautiful Spring Blooms and try out the PURE COLOR Dye Ink for the first time. If you've visited my blog recently, you know already that I love them and have been sharing some of my favorite color combinations.

Sweet Nectar, Sweet Gelato, Cranberry Crush, and Appletini is one of them.

I placed the blooms to mimic the flow of the Hand Lettered Hello sentiment, but also left a little spot of the right to stamp 'sweet friend'.  I love having these any occasion cards on hand for when I start thinking of a particular far-away friend and want to drop her a note.  Even though texting is faster I still send hand written notes and I know they are appreciated.

 
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Nothing but glitter on this next one.

There are many ways to do this, but I will share with you what I did.

I took a piece of white cardstock that was a little larger than the Birds &Branches Frame die and ran it through my Xyron. Without removing  the protective film I placed the frame die face down onto the card stock; sticky side up.  Then, I ran it though my die cutting machine. After popping out the negative portions of the die, I removed the protective sheet, sprinkled the entire frame with glitter, and voila!

The negative pieces didn't go to waste.  I used those to die cut the hearts using the Love Notes dies and the birds from the Birds & Branches Frame die.  I popped up everything on a card base that had been sponged with Lake House Dye Ink.

 
Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Sweet Nothings // Inks: Lake House Dye Ink // Dies: Birds & Branches Frame, Love Notes   // Cardstock: White
 

I'm really excited to share this final card with you.

I used the Foliage Frame Die to create a custom frame for my Folk Art Alphabet monogram. And, it can be made to any size you like.

Step-by-Step Instructions:
  1. Die cut frame.
  2. Measure opposite corners to desired length and trim.
  3. Adhere at corners.

To hide the seams, I embellished the corners with Spring Blooms stamps and dies.

It's that easy!

 
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I've really enjoyed sharing my projects with you this week. I look forward to Monday when Dawn will introduce another new DT member and we will get to see what she has been working on!

16 comments:

  1. All of these are stunning! Love them!

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  2. Wowza, I thought the first card was fabulous until I got to the sparkly one! Awesome! Just beautiful in that pretty pale blue!!! And your initial framed like that is very cool too. You are so clever!

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  3. I love what you did with the frame Kara! Brilliant!

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  4. WOW!!!
    I DIE over that gorgeous glittery frame...
    literally just die!
    I LOVE it!
    They're all incredible...
    and when I finally get caught up on some other things and know I have time for crafts...
    those frames are coming to my house...
    I see some gift making this summer!! :)

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  5. Lots of eye candy here! Well done Kara!

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  6. WOW, these are all fabulous but my jaw dropped open when I saw your glittered frame card.

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  7. BEAUTIFUL work Kara, love the first card!

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  8. I've loved every one of your projects this week, Kara! Today's florals are gorgeous. And you created such beauties with the frame die.

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  9. Wow !!!!! You saved the best for last! I love what you have done wit the die,cut up and the other one glittered. Your flower cards are gorgeous!

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  10. I love the blue background against the white glitter - it's stunning. And what a creative idea - to customize your own frame with the die! Genius! Great post and can't wait to try the cards myself!

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  11. STUNNING cards..I am in love with the first one..

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  12. Incredible cards Kara! They are all GORGEOUS!

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  13. Every one of your cards is a work of art, Kara! Today I particularly adore the glitter card, just stunning!!

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  14. I just bought the Spring Blooms stamp set and love it!!! What black ink pad did you use for the Hello?

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