I was playing with some flower stamps and watercolour paint few days ago and decided to make one of the panels into a card, which I’d like to share with you today. I used Loops Die set to make a card and just had to share with you how easy it was to make a card with coloured image by using a frame die from this set.
I stamped an image from Blooming Bunch onto some watercolour paper using brown ink and had lots of fun colouring these pretty flowers. I decided not to die cut the bouquet and added a light blue around the flowers. I stamped the image using MISTI and kept the stamp in it so I could stamp the image again with embossing ink and add gold embossing. This way I avoided staining my embossing with watercolour paint.
I wanted to add shiny frame around my watercoloured panel. Loops die set has a perfect frame die for that. It cuts out a panel and a pretty pierced frame. No need to measure anything. Just use the die on your panel and glitter cardstock to get a perfectly framed image.
Because I used watercolour paper and heat embossed it after colouring, it warped quite a bit. What I did to fix that is cut out two panels with frames out of a white cardstock using the same die and glued three panels and three frames together with Studio Katia Glue. It worked like magic! Straightened warped paper and didn’t add too much volume to the card.
Next, I needed a sentiment. I decided to add yet another golden element to my card. I die cut word THANKS out of white and glitter cardstock (same as the frame) and glued them together slightly off to have a bit of a white shadow. In order to make the sentiment stand out more, I cut a strip out of light weight vellum, heat embossed a sentiment with white embossing powder, wrapped the strip around the panel only and then glued the word THANKS above the heat embossed sentiment. I wasn’t very happy with the red flower, and that’s what helped me decide where to place the vellum strip and the sentiment.
Since I chose white shadow for the word THANKS and white embossing powder for the sentiment, I adhered the panel onto white cardstock and added some Snow Chrystals, which tied all white elements together.
Hope you enjoyed what I prepared for you today and will use your Loops Die more often now or will add it to your wish list maybe 😉
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