Saturday, July 8, 2017

Happy to Be a Happy Little Stamper!

I am so happy to be here with my first DT post at Happy Little Stampers for their July Anything Goes with Dies Challenge!  Thank you so much Kylie for this opportunity!

I hope you will play along!

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For my card I have been experimenting with getting more from my intricate dies.  Sometimes I don't want to fill the whole card with a larger intricate die, so I have been cutting them into different parts and using the parts separately.  

Today I wanted to use the butterfly alone, from the Tutti Designs Florish Butterfly Corner die, so I cut it apart from the flourish in both the lighter and darker card stock and then layered them slightly offset from each other.  I did the same with the flourish, but I didn't use the whole left over piece, only a smaller section that I trimmed down and then I mounted them slightly offset too.  I added some bling gems from my stash, and the sentiment is from Altenew's "Crafty Friends" stamp set.  After adhering the top panel to the card base, I rounded the right side corners and then add the dry embossed strip of darker card stock on top of another strip of the lighter one, on the left side of the card.

I have tried this technique with a few sympathy cards I have made in the past and really liked just using only a portion of the die instead of the whole thing.  Here's a few I made a while back with this technique:

White Sympathy Card                                                        Kraft Sympathy Card


I used the Tutti Bell Flower Corner Die and cut only portions of it to use on these cards.  I love the look of using your dies in this different way - it's like have a lot more dies when you only use a portion of the whole die and stretches the dies you have!

Hope you will have time to join the Anything Goes with Dies Challenge over at HLS this month.   We'd love to see your creations!

Happy creating,


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  1. WOW! haven't you started off here with a BANG! Beautiful in it's simplicity and touch of colour. Stunning card Angie.

  2. Love the embossed edge to the card and great use of that fab die.
    Welcome aboard. :)

  3. Beautiful card, and a great job in using pieces of a large die for your creation. I really love that embossed strip on the left. Welcome to the HLS team! Stephanie, DT.

  4. Congratulations on joining the team and WOW! Your debut is sensational; swooning over your gorgeous butterfly...

  5. Gorgeous card! Congrats on joining the team!

  6. Wow Beautiful card Angie.Love the cute intricate butterfly..awesome layout... And those sympathy cards are so decent...Love your creation.. and congrats for joining the team!!!

    Hugs xx
    Deepti Aggarwal