12 posts categorized "Deco Plate"

Summer Bonnet
by Jeanne Jachna

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Are you having a good day?  A good day for me is when I get some time to make!  Today I'm sharing a pretty floral card that I hope will inspire you to reimagine your die cuts.  Sometimes you get an idea for a project and you have to take a harder look at what you have to get the results your looking for.   My idea?  I envisioned a straw hat with embellished with pretty flowers.  I quickly ran into a problem..... I don't have a bonnet die!   

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The solution?  I used two scalloped circles from a nested set to make the hat.  I "embossed" the center of the hat by cutting the smaller circle with the Pinpint Half Ring Plate.  I also raised the center with adhesive foam tape to give it the dimension of a hat. Can you see it now? 

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I arrange die cut pieces on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base to help me decide on what color, size and shapes to use.  My original version had another circle around the crown to look like a ribbon, and no embossing.   I usually make several changes before things start to come together. 

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When my design is complete I need to decide on a background.  I loved the Geometric Deco Panel to add more interest to the design, but what colors should I place behind the white die cut panel?  The clear plastic allows me to see exactly what the finished card will look like.  I tried, kraft, brown, pink cardstock shades before finally deciding on the yellow, but the hat was getting lost (yellow on yellow) so I added another smaller panel of orange. 

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Now for the easy part.. adding the flowers... I needed to find just the right size.  I used the florals and foliage from the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel to embellish the hat.  Fairy Jewels and Crystals are added to the flower centers for a little sparkle and shine. 

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I wanted to repeat the color black from the bow so I cut the Hello Folksy Script from black as well.  I like to leave the die cut pieces in place occasionally to add a little interest.

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This card would be perfect for our challenge theme this month.. Over the Rainbow because I used all of my favorite colors!   

I hope that the next time you get an idea and just can't find the right die, that you don't give up!  Remember to mix and match what you have and you'll be surprised with what you come up with! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Anything is Popsicle
by Kim Singdahlsen

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Anything is popsicle!!  If I can use a deco cover plate to make a popsicle - everything is most definitely possible!

This card started with the sentiment. I have a friend facing life changes and I thought "anything is popsicle" from the Life is Sweet stamp set had meaning and was also cheerful and encouraging. The Whittle series of dies does have a popsicle and that's what I had pulled out but then as I continued flipping my through dies, I saw the Arched Deco Plate. My first thought was it had popsicle shapes and it could work with my Whittle popsicle but then the light bulb came on and I realized it didn't just have to be a background - it could be the actual popsicle!

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I cut the background from white and adhered it on white.  Then I picked out two colors from the Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter pad. There are so many color choices between all the glitter pads, but I was looking for a bright and sunshiny look so picked yellow and orange. I cut out the small pieces and simply adhered them in the openings. 

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The popsicle stick was hand cut from Kraft Woodgrain paper and tucked behind the popsicle. If you try this idea, be sure not to adhere the bottom white piece where you are putting the popsicle stick.  It took time and patience to carefully pry up the bottom piece to tuck the stick behind it.  In retrospect, it probably would have been faster to start from scratch being sure not to add adhesive to that piece!

I added a few yellow and orange jewels from the Autumn Fairy Jewels as some popsicle drips.

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I hope that this card made you smile and that as you go throughout your day you remember that "anything is popsicle"!!Kim Floral Signature copy

 

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Using a Die to Make a Stencil
by Janet Katz

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We're celebrating texture this month on our challenge, so I decided to try something different. I used a die to create a stencil and applied texture paste to showcase the die's design.
I started with the watercolor paper and liberally applied blue ink and water to create a mottled blue "wash" over the paper. I dried this with a heat gun and set it aside. Next, I used the Gilded Plate die to cut out a paper stencil from lightweight cardstock. I taped down the die cut on my watercolor paper and spread a thin layer of crackle paste over it. I quickly lifted the paper stencil as soon as I was done. Making a stencil from paper or cardstock means it is one use only. There's no way to clean it and use it again.
 
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After the paste was dry and cracked, I rubbed a little brown ink into the crackle to emphasize the texture (I was experimenting, for sure). I trimmed this panel down to 4" x 5.25" as I knew I wanted to mat it later. Next, I was ready for my foreground. I used the Floral Cluster die to cut out two shapes from watercolor paper (using the less-textured side face up this time). I used watercolor brushes in two colors of green to paint these dies.
 
I used the bird from the Bird House Easel Pop Up set to cut two birds - one from red cardstock and the other from watercolor cardstock. I used an orange watercolor brush to paint one beak and trimmed this bird to easily fit behind the red one. I snipped the beak off the red bird and used a black marker to color the face and throat (the etching on the die guides you where to color). Finally, I layered the red bird on top of the one with the orange beak to make one cardinal.
 
Next, I used the Potpourri Flower Set to cut out a lot of flowers from white cardstock. I colored the center of each with a yellow watercolor brush. I assembled all these pieces on top of the watercolor panel. I used foam adhesive to pop up the cardinal and three of the largest flowers.
 
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I matted the panel on to a cardbase that was the same color as my watercolor. Finally, I stamped the "Hello Lovely" sentiment from the Colorful Life Clear Stamp set in black ink on white cardstock and trimmed it at a diagonal, adding a small piece of the same color cardstock just behind it. I finished the card by adhering this to my card.
 
Have you tried any fun texture techniques lately? Share them in this month's challenge.
Janet Floral Signature copy
 

 

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A sweet card with Kisses!!!!
by Patty TanΓΊz

Hola amigas!!!

Today I share with you a adorable card with a lot of kisses!!! πŸ’‹ πŸ’‹ πŸ’‹

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Awww! so sweet, really?

I love love our Cabin Snowglobe, I would like to use it for everything!

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It's a Easel Card full of love!!!!

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Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Awwww!!!!

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Remember to visit our online store!!!

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Happy kissable day!!!! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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Art Deco Birthday
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy friends! How's the New Year going? I have some crafty inspiration for you, using the Reeded Deco Curved Border die. 

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I don't know about you, but I just can't have enough birthday card handy. Die cut images pack a wow greeting, and to showcase my birthday love I die cut the borders twice, once in white and once in pink. I have a Xyron machine but prefer gluing. It allows me to move the pieces for exact placement.

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Such a lovely message, and it fit perfectly within my created frame. The stylized lettering goes well with the Art Deco frame.

I used Wow embossing powder, and also used it on the fussy cut buds and leaves. 

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There's a glimmer shine to the embossing powder and Tim Holtz Berry spray I used. Hope you can see it on the top part of the card.

Speaking of hope, here's hoping for a New Year filled with health, happiness, and plenty of creativity! And of course, blessings!

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Stamptember
by Jeanne Jachna

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Are you ready to party?  Simon Says Stamp is celebrating STAMPtember!  What?  You've never heard of STAMPtember??!!

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Most people call it SEPtember, but as crafters we know better it's STAMPtember!  It's a celebration of everything crafty.  In addition to great new products and give aways we love that Simon Says Stamp collaborates with your favorite designers to create exclusive sets you can only find at Simon Says Stamp and only while supplies last. 

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Here's a peek at the stamp set with coordinating dies.

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Our parent company Memory Box has created an exclusive set called True Friend.  It's a beautiful floral set with coordinating sentiments of friendship.   

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I colored the floral with Copic Markers.  To make it the focal point of my design I created two borders to frame the floral.  First I cut the  Tall Curve Side Border twice from white cardstock.  I inked both panels with Distress Oxide in Seedless Preserves, Carved Pumpkin and Worn Lipstick.   I splatted the panels with water and then topped them with white die cut Reeded Deco Curve Borders.

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A simple sentiment from the stamp set and a sprinkle of woodgrain sequins (Brutus Monroe) are the finishing touches. 

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I hope you'll check out STAMPtember - it s a great way to find a new favorite.  They've got lots of awesome designers with projects and designing tips to share.  Their blog posts have secret codes for deals on purchases, and you'll also find a gallery to upload your own designs made with these Simon Says Stamp exclusives.   You can get all the details on STAMPtember here.

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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