Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Die-namite Blog Hop


I'm excited to share with you this month's sale at CTMH on Thin Cuts Dies and die/stamp sets. Our blog hop should give you some ideas for using your dies or the ones you want to purchase. If you came from Brandi Robinson's blog, you're on the right path. You can find the entire list of participants on Melinda Everitt's blog.

This month all of the Thin Cuts Dies and die/stamp sets  are 25% off, including many that had previously retired! If you missed some earlier, this is you're chance to get in on the special!

I enjoy using the word and letter dies. Here's an Easter card I made using the word "happy" cut out of silver foil cardstock and the word "Easter" cut using individual Block Alphabet letter dies. One thing I can do with word and letter dies that is easier than using the Cricut is being able to line up the letters on patterned paper exactly where you want them to highlight part of the paper's pattern.



For the background of my card, I used the rock and roll technique to stamp leafy branches from Chelsea Gardens - Scrapbooking stamp set in Sweet Leaf rolled in Juniper ink. I used sponges to apply three colors of ink (Bashful, Pixie, and Thistle)  on White Daisy cardstock for an ombre effect, then I cut out the EASTER letters. 



I glued the silver "happy" to the cardstock panel first, then I added about three of the Thin 3-D Foam dots to the back of each letter for dimension. The foam dots fit exactly behind each letter!  I mounted my panel on a juniper leafy cardstock from the Chelsea Gardens paper pack and added Make Waves Sequins as a final embellishment. This was so fun and easy to make!

Now you're ready to move on to see what  Alyson Mayo has in store for you!

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

8 comments:

Melissa Robinson said...

This card is so sweet! I LOVE the sentiment in the foil paper and the sponged effect...perfect for Easter!

Brenda Lapp said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I definitely will be trying this technique.

Darlys said...

Beautiful card, great sponging techniques TFS

Alyson Mayo said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous! Thanks for explaining exactly what you did. Definitely a technique to file away to try later.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card! I love the silver foil and then the sponged letters knock it out of the park!

Katy said...

Pretty card and GREAT technique on the word "EASTER"!

Catherine Nowak said...

Love your card! I really like how you sponged the letters!

Wendy Kessler said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the silver foil and how you did the Easter word!