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 all! I am back to the striplets for today's double day, specifically the Tiled Squares Petite Striplet. In the first card, I cut the top and bottom edges of a piece of coconut white card with the decorative inner die from the set. I extended the pattern two extra sections by moving the die along, which allowed me to create a rectangular background . I backed the piece with a black card. Next I cut two more of the striplets out of black card using both pieces of the die. I glued them to the sides of the background piece which created a rectangular frame for my focal element. I used the Hugs stamp to die for called Hugs and Flowers and stamped it in black on white card. I coloured in the flowers with a red distress marker and cut it out with the matching Hugs die. I used the rectangle dies in the set to cut a backing and make a thin black frame. I cut the Hugs once more out of black to create a shadow and mounted the stamped hugs slightly offset on to it. I added mounting foam and attached it in the centre of the striplet frame. I cut several Exquisite Poppies out of red card that was covered with sticky adhesive sheets and coated them with Lava Red polished silk glitter. I attached the flowers in opposite corners around the focal image. I completed the card with white, red and black mats. The finished size is 7" x 9" in size. Scroll down for card number two.
The second card uses the striplet background for the basis for my fire and ice technique. I started by cutting the decorative piece of the Tiled Squares Striplet into a piece of black card six times. I applied a piece of sticky adhesive sheet to the front of the card, then turned it over and gilded the back with Summer Meadow gilding flakes. I trimmed the edges of the card,then peeled the front backing piece off and coated the card with Iced Snow. I stamped my sentiment and then cut a multi layered frame using the Double pierced oval Noble die set. I added mounting foam to the back and then seated it over my stamped sentiment. I added this piece to the centre of the card. I decided to keep it clean and simple without any flowers so it is more of a unisex sort of card, but you could easily doll it up with some floral elements. The card was completed with white and black mats and layers. the finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.
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