Today’s card is one that I intended to give to my friend Tracy, to thank her for the wonderful times I had at her classes. She’s such a great lady, and a great demo 🙂
To create a negative die cut with a striped background, you just have to cut several strips of different colours of paper and stick them on a thin piece of paper. Then you mount your negative die-cut paper, with all the little bits and pieces from the letters (“h”, “k”, etc) that you’ll have to put back in place with a tiny bit of foam tape. Tricky when this tiny bit sticks to your finger more than to the paper, but it’s worth it 😉 A few clear sequins complete the card.
So my card is (almost) full of Stampin’Up products in Tracy’s honour, and I tried to get out of my comfort zone with the colours. Not easy… I was not happy at first and I’ve done what I learnt works best for me in this case : leave this card for a day or two, do something else, and the crafting Mojo will kick back with an idea to get it better!
And that’s what happened once again. I had first layered my word on a white card base and found it was a bit too blend, not a happy card at all. Then I tried to mount it on a Calypso Coral and shazam! There it worked 🙂 Nice and cheery!
- Dies : Stampin’Up Thinlit Expression Word die (I’m not sure they’re available anymore, sorry)
- White and yellow cardstocks from my stash, Stampin’Up Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
- Sequins from the Craft Factory
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Have a lovely day 🙂