Saturday, 19 July 2014

Die-cutting fun part 2

My second card for today was inspired by my new flipflops. I love the graphic print and the colours and I thought it would be fun to try and recreate this pattern with the MFT chevron dies that arrived in the mail last week (bought in a recent sale) and combine it with the Simon Says Stamp grid border die that I still hadn't used.

After I had finished die cutting all MFT chevron stripes from SSS cardstock (the yellow was a little too yellow compared to my flipflops so I darkened it by applying a layer of versamark embossing ink) and partially die cutting the SSS grid border (which actually has 4 rows) and then glueing everything in place, I thought I needed to add a little extra umph. I then happened to lay the red die cut bicycle (I had simply die cut it to try another new die by Savvy Stamps) and decided I really liked the pop of red. I gave the bicycle a little more body by putting 3 layers on top of each other and added a few tiny hearts (SSS) that seem to come floating out of the basket. To finish things off, I added some glitter to the red items using my Wink of Stella pen (again LOL) and added some glossy accents to the hearts.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Curtain Call - Anything goes
Card and Scrap - 79 Use bright colours
Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday June


  1. What a gorgeous card! That bicycle was the perfect idea and the hearts are a wonderful touch! Have a good weekend!

  2. This is so bright & cheerful!
    Your flipflops must make you smile!

  3. Isn't this a labor of LOVE?! The result is gorgeous, Marianne! I love that you added the bike and floating hears...Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

  4. Loved the teqcnique you have been using and the colors are soo sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at Card and Scrap. Maria

  5. lovely card and and fun how you use the different colours. Thank you for joning us at Card and Scrap.

  6. What a fun card! Love the geometric look with the chevrons and tiny squares!

  7. Fabulous card. Love those chevrons Marianne. You mentioned the temperature where you are - phew! I'm sure you are glad of the A/C unit. We don't get good weather very often but I would have been glad of some cool air believe me. :) Enjoy your weekend. x Edna x

  8. Great card.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  9. I saw your name in the CASE 4 comments and was curious for no other reason but that we share the same name. I am so glad I let my curiosity get the best of me! You make some amazing cards! I haven't read all of the posts above, dive this card caught my eye first, but I had good to take the card class you are taking now. I'm just not quite far enough along after a pretty major spine surgery. So, instead, I look at blogs and find new ideas from very talented card makers like you!