Hello and welcome back everyone!! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let’s kick off this lovely Monday with our new July 2020 Die Release!
Today, we’re debuting 9 different die collections – if you’ve been wanting our layered floral SVG files as dies, the wait is over! Everything will begin shipping tomorrow. Be sure to scroll down to check out all the bundles available including a total bundle of our entire July 2020 Die Release. All new dies will begin shipping tomorrow!
Our newest coverplate alpha dies feature a tall, skinny and modern font. What’s different about these coverplate dies is that I separated the vowels (and Ys), most used consonants and the least used consonants (QVWXZ). These die cut letters measure approximately .5 x 2.25 inches – the width will vary slightly depending on the letter.
You can cut these letters out on different colored cardstock and store them in envelopes or clear pouches for future use.
I started off by blending inks (Lemon Drop, Peach Blossom, Hollywood Star Dye Inks) onto an A2 panel. Next I adhered a rectangular skinny frame created using our A2 skinny frames coverplate die. Then I die cut the happy using our new Tall and Skinny Alphas Coverplate Dies on white cardstock and adhered the letters in the center of the blended panel. Lastly I added the scripty birthday sentiment created using our Many Sentiments dies.
This collection features 3 dies that cut out a total of 9 pieces. Each anemone has two lower “body” layers and the top outline layer. What’s unique about these dies is that they’re clustered. Similar to our patent pending grouped layering stamps, each layer is clustered so that you can cut each layer in one pass through your die cutting machine.
My design style changes each year and 2020 has really been amazing because of our patent pending grouped layering designs. I wanted to apply a similar concept to these layering dies so that we can spend less time with the mechanical aspects of crafting (the nitty gritty ) and more time creating and enjoying the art of crafting and making pretty things.
CRAFTING TIP: If you don’t have different colors for layering dies, you can die cut all the layers on white cardstock and blend ink onto those die cut layers. Use layering inks and a blending brush to attain multiple shades of color.
For this card, I die cut and layered my anemones. Next I blended some ink (Lemon Yellow, Bright Emerald, Ballet Slippers Dye Inks) onto an A2 panel and splattered white acrylic paint. I used our Double Pierced Oval Frame Coverplate die to create that oval border frame in the back. Once I popped that frame up with foam tape, I popped up the layered anemones and some additional Leafy Bits that I die cut. Lastly I added the thanks sentiment created using our Many Sentiments dies.
This single coverplate die features a gorgeous anemone design. You can back the coverplate die cut with any colored cardstock or glitter cardstock to create a quick card. If you want to take it a step further, you can use the coordinating Trio Anemone Layering Cluster Dies and back the floral portions of the panel.
BUNDLE: You can purchase the Layered Anemone Cluster dies and the Gathered Anemone Coverplate Die as a bundle. You can also purchase the entire July 2020 Die Release as a bundle here.
How gorgeous are these layers? The final assembled hibiscus measures approximately 6 x 4.75 inches at its widest points. So it’s pretty large and covers an A2 panel to become a beautiful focal point. All you need is a simple sentiment to complete your card if you’re looking to make a quick card.
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Next up is our Country Lily Layering Dies. There are five layers (3 layering body layers + 1 outline top layer + one foliage layer). Once assembled, you have this beautiful lily that you can use on your papercrafts!
Except for the very top layer, I die-cut it from colored cardstock. Then I put them all together. Next, I die-cut a rectangle frame using Double Pierced Rectangle A2 Coverplate and I used the second of the largest frame.
Next, I adhere the layered flower with foam adhesive. For the sentiment I used one from Easy Expressions stamp & dies that I saved from my last project for The Ton.
Finished by adding a few mixed size dew drops. I love the way this card turned out, maybe because I get to use one of my favorite color?? Hah… I was going to say my favorite color, but then I realize I have more than 1 favorite color. 😉
Well peeps, hope you enjoy today’s card I know it’s been a weird, crazy time, however I wish you all a wonderful July and that you can find something in good every day. Hugs…
My Tombow markers have been pretty neglected lately, so I broke them out for a little watercoloring session. I white heat embossed the Charmed Wildflowers stamp set onto Bristol cardstock, colored it with my Tombow markers, then cut it out with the Coordinating Die.
For the background panel, I brushed streaks of a yellow marker all over a panel of Bristol cardstock and blended it out with water. Once it was completely dry, I white heat embossed the Delicate Polka Dots background stamp onto it. I die-cut the Rectangle A2 Frames Slim Borders Coverplate Die from white cardstock and adhered one of the rectangles to my background panel. The watercolored die-cut was adhered near the bottom, right corner.
To start off I stamped the Sweet Bouquet in a light ink on a Neenah solar white paper panel and colored the image using Copic markers. To color the big coral flower I used R20s. The pink flower was colored in RV10, RV21, RV23, RV13 and RV14. For the small yellow flowers I used Y02, Y06, Y15 and Y17. The leaves were colored in various YG and G colors.
After I finished coloring the image, I also colored the background in dark navy using Copic B99 and added darker shade using N9. After the coloring was completed, I stamped the stamen in an embossing ink and gold heat embossed them.
I splattered white opaque ink on the background of the colored panel and cut it using a Double Pierced Rectangle A2 Nested Die. I mounted the panel flat on a navy cardbase and added the numbers raising them using die cut fun foam numbers.
I really been enjoying playing with the layered flower sets from The Ton and for my post I decided to play with Rose Patch & Peony Memories Cardmaking set. I was only planning to do 1 card, but since I have quite a few flowers to play with, ended up with 2 cards.
The beauty of using these layered flowers sets, you are most likely ended up with enough pieces to make 2 cards. I mean, you could definitely use them all in 1 card, but hey, I love the idea of getting 2 cards done at the same time. 🙂
Before adhering the flowers, I added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of the cards and then adhere all the pieces.
Once I finished the first card, I used the remaining flowers and leaves on the 2nd card.
For the sentiment on the 2nd card, I used one of the sentiment from Easy Expressions and die cut it using the coordinating dies. I have to admit I rarely die cut my sentiment, but this set really grows on me and I love having the extra sentiments ready to use for the next card.
Well peeps, that’s all I have for today. Hope you enjoy the cards & may your week starts off wonderfully! Cheers…
I began by cutting the Lovely Layering Peony Dies from Bristol smooth cardstock and watercoloring all of the layers with Karin Brushmarker Pro markers. Once dry, I adhered them all together.
For the backgrounds, I die-cut the Foliage Border Coverplate Die from white cardstock and adhered them to white card bases, for a tone-on-tone look. This created some extra dimension in my background, but really let the peonies shine!