Good Morning Ladies,
Ben at In2Craft.com Challenged me to make a card with the 'Garden Delights' Frame from Sue Wilson's October Die Release for Creative Expressions.
The Garden Delight die set is a 'Frame' consisting of 3 separate dies, an outer die to cut a mat or your Base card with, the actual frame with that lovely lattice detail and pretty floral design, then there is that lovely sentiment 'You are so kind', it sounds a little more sincere than just a 'Thank you'.
The first card I made with this set in the Spring coloured card, I covered a piece of 'Old Olive' card with a CE Double sided adhesive sheet and covered it in iridescent glitter, I used this to mount my frame onto (that I had die cut in white). I coloured all of the flowers and foliage with my Stampin' Blends Markers and then fussy cut a couple of the flowers out of the same colour card as the Blends and layered them up for a little dimension. I added a piece of Old Olive ribbon down the side of the card and added a 1/8 White ribbon on top, to tie in with the Green and white in the card. I tied a knot in the ribbon and popped on a resin flower coloured with Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend Pen.
That finished my card.
I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that I wasn't 100% happy with that card, it just wasn't 'WOW' enough for me, if Sue has gone to the trouble of designing a die I want to share how versatile it can be. So I looked into my box of Sue's dies and found her Christmas Rose stamp and dies from a year or so back, then decided to go bold with the colours to make a real statement card.
I used a matt silver card to cut the frame and also a mat to layer up with, and then die cut a Night of Navy layer to sit behind the frame. I stamped the Christmas Rose onto both white and Navy card and cut them out with their matching dies, I also stamped the leaves in white and inked through the die with Night of Navy ink for added detail. I also used Sue's Trailing Ivy, die cut in Navy and Delicate Fronds cut out in Silver Mirror card, to catch the light and give a different texture to the card.
I arranged the flowers and foliage around the area that has the floral detail on the die cut, covering it up, so that you would never know that these weren't the actual dies, this makes the die so much more versatile in my opinion.
I think that this would work with any of Sue's flower and foliage dies, I would love to make another one with Poinsettia's, cutting the frame in gold and then having the Red and Green Poinsettia's.
Because the sentiment is a separate die you can change that too, I could easily have changed the Navy and Silver card to a Christmas card too.
I hope you like what I have done with the Die set and the extra idea I have given you too, I can't wait to see what you all make with the die set too.
Thank you so much to Ben for setting me this Challenge, I look forward to the next one. xx
I will leave the link below for this die that is on Ben's Website:
I hope that you all have a lovely Friday and that you are all looking forward to the weekend.
Love and Hugs to all