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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Let's Connect .... an 'all die cut' card

Hello everyone! I have made the decision to put my house on the market and so now the work to get everything in tip top shape is underway! My days seem long and there does not seem to be enough hours in the day ... especially for card making. And, of course, my Simon Says Stamp orders from November and December are starting to arrive. I am trying not to get distracted from the things I need to do but couldn't resist working with the Geo Leaves Stencil and the Cosmo Flower Petals die set.

The Background

I began by ink blending a background Bristol Smooth card stock with Distress Oxide Inks; Fossilized Amber and Ripe persimmon. I also inked extra pieces of card stock with Dried Marigold, Fired Brick, Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber. The background was stencilled with Simon Says Stamp's Geo Leaves using Ripe Persimmon. The stencil was shifted and Moda Scrap Gel was applied to some areas here and there to add a little bit of shine. When the panel was dry, it was die cut with the largest die in Pink Fresh Studio's Slim Stitched Rectangles and mounted on black card stock leaving an 1/8" border. The panel was mounted on a 4" by 9" card base made from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock.

The Elements

Simon's Cosmo Flower Petals is a layering die set with three different petal bases with accompanying vein detail dies and the flower centre base and its dotted detail die. I used the extra pieces of inked card stock previously mentioned for these die cuts. The flower base dies were cut from Dried Marigold. I added some Fired Brick to the base of each one. The vein detail were die cut from the Fired Brick. The flower centre base was cut from Fossilized Amber and the detail die from Squeezed Lemonade. Black foam was die cut with the flower petal and centre bases. The bases were were stacked and the detail die cuts adhered. The sentiment, Simon's Let's Connect, was die cut from black card stock and foam.

Putting It Together

All the elements were laid out before adhering them to the card ... have to make sure that BIG sentiment will fit! Once everything was glued down, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Ripened Pumpkin, was added to the Geo Leaves stencilled with the gel.

Supplies Used

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