I recently saw a video on Ellen Hutson new essential die and new that they could be used to add beautiful visual interest to cards. They die cut a rectangle, but they also cut a thin frame. I purchased all the different shapes (oval, rectangle, square, and rectangle).
For this card I pulled out some beautiful flower cardstock I had on hand and used two different size rectangles to die cut the paper. Then to add visual interest I cut them again from some burgundy cardstock I had on hand. The largest thin frame was adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock using liquid glue. Next the largest flower rectangle was added to the cardbase with dotliner adhesive and the smaller burgundy frame was added to the cardbase.
Darice sticky back foam was added to the back of the smallest rectangle. When I went to adhere it to the cardbase you could see the ivory cardbase showing through, so I took a Copic Marker and colored the cardbase next to the inner thin frame and also the the edges of the foam, which resolved the issue. The smaller rectangle was adhered to the cardbase with liquid glue.
The sentiment was cut from the burgundy cardstock, but it got lost on the busy flower pattern so it was cut again from a scrap of light pink cardstock. The two were adhered together offset a little so you could see the pink behind the burgundy and it was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.
Using pretty patterned paper makes for a beautiful, easy card.
- Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
- Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle
- Graphic 45 Hello Sunshine Bloom Collection Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
- Deep Red Cardstock from Stash
- Pink Cardstock from Scraps
- Copic Markers: RV99, R37, R35
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive