Some of you might have seen this product in The Store. I did. And I didn't give it a second glance until I picked it up at the real-life store at The Retreat.
The back of the packet shows more promise. You get 10 cards in an assortment of colours and die cut with patterns and words. I haven't got a die cut machine so this pack is the perfect item to fill that gap. You might have seen a few layouts with "I love you to the stars and back". Well, one of the card says exactly this. I was very excited.
I imagined most people would just use the cards as is on their layouts. I am going to show you a few additional ideas to put these cards to good use.
The first thing I thought of doing is using the cards as stencil. I traced around Hello Sunshine for this layout.
The Hello part went on the background card stock in black ink before being coloured in with some mist. The Sunshine went onto a black and white photo and cut out using scalpel. I added a strip of glitter tape underneath the word Sunshine. I love the glitter tape, the glitter is well and truly stuck to the tape and does not rub or drop out.
I also saved all the letters that popped out of the die cut card. One card features hearts so I popped them out and gave a selection glitters. I added a generous dollop of diamond glaze to the top, making sure the glue covers right to the edge before shaking a generous helping of Wow! Glitter. Some I embossed with Zing! Embossing Powder. I also added additional glittered hearts punched out of the glitter tape.
This is the complete layout...I am lamenting the lack of good weather!
In the next layout, I have used a die cut card on my layout but I embossed it with woodgrain embossing folder on my Big Shot.
The full layout shows my boys on the Segway in Paris. My younger son got on the Segway and whizzed about as though he has many years experience riding the Segway. I have to confess, it wasn't as easy as he made it looked.
The circles are made using these little Pigment Ink pad over the Studio Calico Circle Mask. The inkpads, due to their small size allowed me to apply ink to one circle at a time. I think it went well with the handrawn patterned on the Studio Calico Here & There paper.
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That's it from me this month. I have a few more ideas brewing using these die cut cards. I will share once they make it out of my head to a layout or two. In the mean time, have a good holiday and see you next month.