Thursday, March 8, 2018

Creative Cards with Alicia!

Hello and happy Thursday to you - Alicia with you today to host the blog! 

I have created a couple of shaped cards with die cuts using of our double sided card stock. It is a great weight for the card base but with enough flexibility so the card folds properly.  These cards begin with a 6x12 size sheet of card stock as the base.  I chose to use this beautiful water color green from the new Spring Showers collection.

This was the first time I played with my cactus card die set.  It was so much fun with all the cute accessories. Quick Quotes has coordinating papers that provide so many options for cutting and accessorizing. I used a punch to select just the right area to cut the flowers on the front.  I tucked the faux pot I added under the flowers to create a closure.

I cut the cactus twice and used panels from the second cut to decorate the inside.  I layered two cuts of the sentiment to make it pop!  Designing my character cactus was fun, this set came with a variety of eyes and mouths.

I also made the owl version.  I actually owned this die set first and have made a few different owls before this one.  I think this one is the prettiest yet primarily because of the gorgeous papers from the Spring Showers collection.  

The inside owl is so striking using the floral side of the paper.  I used the wing die cut and cut some of the side off to fit on the small owl.  I stamped my sentiment on the blue water color side with Cool Gray Powderpuff Chalk Ink.  I kept the interior of this card white for a striking contrast for the inside owl.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Tropical PunchCapri Blue Key LargoCool GrayJade and Midnight Confessions
Spring Showers (100, 102, 103 and 105 - Available Soon)

Other Products:
Cactus and Owl Fold-a-Long Dies by Sizzix
Pair-a-phrase Sentiment Stamp by Close to My Heart 
Scalloped Circle punches by Stampin Up

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