It’s time for another Challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies!
This Challenge is Punches and/or Dies. So grab your favorite punches or Dies to design something fantastic and join in the fun!
I have been wanting to blog about the dies I have in my stash, and this contest gave me a wonderful opportunity to do that! I use mostly dies and punches for my card designs. I will use the Cricut when I have more time or if I have a specific design in mind.
This is the card I made as Design Inspiration for the Punches or Dies challenge:
Here is my Card Walk Through!:
I started this card with a pattern floral paper from Penny Black Beaux Jardins
I could have used a paper cutter to cut out squares in a cleaner, more efficient way, but I decided to use a stitched square die cut I had bought in a set of different square sizes. I like this die cut because it leaves a stitching pattern at the sides of the square.
So I ran the paper and square die cut through the Cuttlebug 12 times!! to make my square tiles. I don’t call it an obsession – I call it “passion”…
I attached the tiles to a white background.
Then I attached that to a Black Background.
and then I attached that to a White Card (lots of layers made my card very sturdy!). I used a Gel Pen to make glittered silver dots on the white card under the layers.
I used my Corners Die to embellish the corners of the card. This Corner Die came in a set of 4 different corner styles.
I attached the 4 Decorative Corners:
I used a Elegant Square Frame Die to embellish the center of the card.
I attached the Elegant Square Frame to the card
I couldn’t decide if I wanted to lay it like a square or like a diamond. I chose to lay it like a diamond.
I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Cut to make long leafy green vines.
I weaved the 4 vines through the 4 sides of the Square Frame:
I fussy Cut the flowers out of the leftover pattern paper. My paper was in shreds after I was done with it!
I used the flowers to make little bouquets on 2 sides.
I used the tiny flowers to embellish the frame and the corners
I used the Square Die Cut to make my sentiment square.
I stamped the sentiment “I Simply Enjoy You” on the square. The sentiment was simple but the card is very busy!
I attached an Epoxy Sticker to the sentiment to add dimension and gloss.
I attached the sentiment to the card and used a few pearls to decorate 2 of the corners of the Elegant Square Frame.
Thank you for Visiting!
I used these products to make this card:
Penny Black – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – Beau Jardins
Add gorgeous flowers to your cards or tags using the Beau Jardins 6″ x 6″ Paper Pad by Penny Black. Included in the paper pad are 48 sheets of single-sided patterned paper.
Camber Corner Metal Cutting Dies Stencils Lace Border
High quality thin metal cutting dies made of 100% steel,These steel dies will cut through cardstock, thin chipboard, 1/4 inch cork, felt, acetate, sticky back canvas, fabric, denim, sandpaper, 2mm craft foam, wood veneer paper, photo magnet sheets and much more! Works in most major brands of die cutting machines,Let you experience the fun of DIY!
Condition: 100% Brand New
Material: Carbon steel