A daily papercrafting blog which features my handmade cards showcasing Creative Expression's products including my own line of cutting dies and embossing folders, Cosmic Shimmer, Ranger, Spellbinders and more which use various techniques and ideas to hopefully inspire the creativity in you.
Good Sunday morning! As promised a break from Christmas cards today! This card is a bit quirky, but I wanted to show it so you can see that dies don't always have to be static. You can use halves or other sections to create great looks on your cards and projects. I used three halves of my Vintage Lace Accent dies here to create a frilly edge for my card. I picked a background decorative paper and covered it with our sticky adhesive sheet and coated it with micro beads for texture. I glued the die halves to the left edge and added a thin strip to cover the cut edge. Using Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue, I added small glue dots down the strip. I had a little bit of the background paper left so I made two rolled flowers and leaves for a shabby chic look. I stamped my sentiment and cut it at the end into a forked flag. I matted it with some taupe card. I decided to do a bit of scoring around the edges instead of my usual piercing for a bit of a different look. Finally, the finishing touch was a pearl swirl for interest. I hope you can use some of these different ideas in your cardmaking projects.
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