There is another great release of new dies over in the online store. The Expressions Plus (word dies) with 35 designs are currently on promotional pricing and are 25% off. The font is so beautiful and you will definitely want these in your collection.
For your viewing pleasure today, I am featuring one of the new dies. It's the hugs phrase along with the hummingbird die. So let's get started with some details on this card.
I started my card this week with the card colors. I am using the colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #636. They are Peach, Coral and Artichoke. Once that was decided, I started thinking about my layout. I am using the MojoMonday #497 sketch.
|Peach, Coral, Artichoke|
Card base: 4 3/8" x 5 5/8"
Coral Layer: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Coral Patterned Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Vanilla Rectangle Layer: 2 1/4" x 4 3/4"
Coral Flower Paper: 2 1/8" x 4 5/8"
Image Layer: 2 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Coral Layering Panel: 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Step 1: I first figured out all the card panel sizes. Since I had the card colors, I looked through my patterned papers and found these ones in the coral shade. I decided I would go after a more monochrome look. I liked the gradient look on the background panel. I ended up putting the lighter shade at the top.
Step 3: I am now ready to start the card assembly. I wanted to show how I did my angled panel. I attached it onto the patterned paper panel at an angle with double sided tape . I used my craft knife and trimmed off the excess.
Step 4: The Hugs Phrase is cut with both artichoke and coral cardstocks. I did a slight offset for added interest. Here is a close-up shot of the hugs phrase as well as the hummingbird.
Well, that's it for me for this post. See you again on Saturday. The team will be showcasing some of the new Expressions Phrases so check back each day for more inspiration.
Dies I used to create card: