Today I’m sharing two versions of the same card using Spellbinders Majestic Labels 1 and Spellbinders Shapeabilites Gold Corbels & Accents. By using my suggestions everything else can pretty much be grabbed from what you have on hand. That’s always a nice feeling isn’t it, using up our stash and stockpile, and yes, I know you have one just as I do!
This card is 6″x6″, a little larger than I normally make, but I wanted to have room for the center aperture to take the focal point. I cut the dies nestling one inside the other, all but the outer die which I used solely on the cardstock to cut the front opening. By nestling the dies you get three intricate frames to play with. You can get a good idea of the design from the image below.
In the video I also cut the dies from a solid rose cardstock and show you the difference in perception when you alternate design with solid. I’ll also share how I used some of the cut apart flower wreaths and swag I have accumulated from local stores for just pennies. When you take them all apart you have a multitude of flowers to play with.
You can see this vibrant deep rose flower and the delicate pink ones on the front of the card above. Actually the deep rose flower started out as a poinsettia wreath I picked up last summer, I think I paid a quarter for the wreaths (I bought one in teal as well). By trimming the flower petals from a pointed poinsettia shape into a curved flower petal you have a flower you can use year round. The little pink ones came off a long swag and I can’t even guess how many little flowers pieces I got when I cut that apart, oh yes I paid just over a dollar for something that was twenty-five to start with. I guess what I’m saying is look around at what you have, or what you see on those final final final clearance sections and see if they can be altered down the road to fit your needs.
One last photo to show how I did the inside on this card. This is the center part I cut from the front of the card, popped up on dimensionals. Atop that is a Wilton 4″ doily I got from the food section at the grocery store. I printed my sentiment directly on it. By cutting the flourish I could tuck a little in the top and bottom to give the inside movement.
Very simple cards that give a very elegant statement, why don’t you make up a few today to have on hand?
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!
Supplies from the Store:
S4-421: Spellbinders Majestic Labels 1
S4-432: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Gold Corbels & Accents
657900: Sizzix Big Shot
656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin dies
Supplies from my Stash: Solid Cardstock, Designer Pattern Paper, Vellum, Flowers, Doily, Glue,