Monday, June 1, 2015

Life is definitely good!!

Hello again Crafty Friends... I hope you all are ready for another awesome project featuring amazing dies from Team Cut'n'Boss' wonderful sponsor, Die-Namites!!

Recently My In-laws celebrated their wedding anniversary... this was whopping #51 for them. Wow, how amazing is that??!!

And I felt a store bought card just would not do. They needed something special. So I made them this lovely card in honor of their wedding anniversary.

And... "life is good"! It has been good enough to bring them together and keep them together!!

Supplies and Tools Used
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies- doily, small 6 point flower, life is good (Craftwell)
Spectrum Noir Markers (GB4, CG4, TN4)
Cardstock (craft, lt blue/white polkadot, lt green, lt yellow, shimmery white, metallic silver)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Embossing Stylus
Foam/ Rubber Mouse Pad

I first start of by cutting my pieces out with my dies and cut'n'boss machine. Because the cut'n'boss has an extra large platform I can cut all my dies at one time... and because it has an extra strong motor I can also cut out several layers at a time. I needed a few of each die except my doily and sentiment so  I needed to make a couple passes... and for this instance I cut my dies cut out 3 layers at a time. This means I only had to cut my flowers again the second time. Yay!! I'm so glad I didn't have to run each die through multiple times... that would be exhausting!

The sandwich I used to cut my dies were as followed...

From bottom to top:
D Plate
A Plate
Magnet Plate
Metal Plate
A Plate

And TAH-DAH!! It cut like butter!! Man, I love this machine!!

Next I ebrushed my pieces... This is my prefered way of shading all my pieces... with virtually NO DRYING time. 

1.I first eBrushed my Small Ivy( Die-Namites) leaves with my Spectrum Noir CG4.
2. Then layered Spectrum Noir TN4. 
3. In a circular motion rubbed my stylus on the back of my leaves to create dimension.
4. This is what the before and after of my leaves looked like.

Doesn't look like the same piece, does it?!

Now for the flowers...

1. I ebrushed a small amount of GB4 in the center of each flower.
2. Snipped about 1/4" toward the center of each flower.
3. Applied pressure to the center of flower using my stylus, making sure to put my mouse pad underneath.

I also ebrushed GB4 around the edges of my doily.

I wanted my card to be really strong and I didn't want pieces to fall off ... so, I quickly ran my card mat and doily through my Xyron 5" Create-a-Sticker.

Then I adhered all my pieces onto my card. I used Glossy Accents to adhere my leaves, flowers, and sentiment pieces to the card front.

My final result... simple but elegant. Just perfect for my Mother and Father-in -law!!

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!! 

Special THANKS goes to Die-Namites for their generosity of such BEAUTIFUL dies!!

~ Mitsy