Sunday, April 21, 2019

Mom I Love You Card with Dies R Us

Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a Mother's Day card. 

This card is mostly die cuts and some simple stamping. It's not my usual kind of card because it's very shiny. I like some shine here and there but, I decided to use Rinea Foil paper for my flowers.


Let's get started

I gathered all my supplies and then I die cut all the flowers, leaves and letters. I die cut more flowers than I actually used and colors I didn't use. I just add them to my die cut stash for future projects.


Then, I die cut the letters for the word MOM.
 I wasn't in my craft room so didn't have my mat to line up the dies so I used my trimmer.
I cut the word 2x - once from the gray cardstock that I will inlay the coral-pink cardstock letters.


Next, I stamp my sub-sentiment and trim it down.

Now, that I have all the components ready - Let's build the card.

I start by layering the white cardstock onto the gray card front panel.

Then, I inlay the word MOM into the gray band I cut. I add adhesive to the back of the opening of the word MOM this way it's easy to inlay the letters.



I check my spacing.

Next, I get a piece of craft foam and measure the length I need and trim. I like using the craft foam for the middle band like this so that it stays nice and even. Also, it's not too bulky for mailing.


Then, I start to arrange the flowers how I think I might want them. I call this a dry run. I do not use any adhesive until I know this will be the final placement.

Once, I know this is how I want the flowers to be and the band looks good I start to adhere the flowers into place. I keep checking with the band to make sure I stay straight (I tend to stray off sometimes). I also tuck the leaves here and there.

 I trimmed apart the one set of leaves so that I would have several leaves in different sizes without having to die cut lots of leaves.


Now, that I have all the flowers adhered in place - I adhered the middle band in the center. Next, I added a few jewels to the center of a couple of flowers. I kept the jewels in Iridescent White.


Now, My card is complete!

A simple inlay, lots of layered flowers and beautiful results.

Supplies Used:
Dies:
Fineline 20 Gauge Applicator


Other Supplies:

Recollections Brand: 
White Cardstock, Medium Gray Cardstock 
Rinea Foil Paper
Jewels: Elle TRU Jewels - Medium Orange
Adhesive: tape

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