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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Flourishing Thinlits, Falling in Love DSP, Get Well Card

Simple cards at their best!!!  I had a left over piece of scrap from yesterday's "Bloomin' Love" card so I thought I would use it on today's card since the Perfect Plum color went well with it. 

I die cut the image using the "Flourishing" Thinlits die.  I did use waxed paper between the die and the cardstock to make it easier to remove from the die.  And yes, it REALLY does help!

The base of my card is Perfect Plum.  I added a layer of Very Vanilla cut 5-3/8" x 4-1/4".  Then I trimmed up the edge of my scrap "Falling in Love" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I trimmed 1/8" inch off so it measured 2" x 5-1/4".  

I glued the flourish in place.  To do this in a neat way that will cover the whole image, you need to spread some glue on a piece of waxed paper.  I spread the glue and folded the waxed paper in half. Then I took my bone folder and spread the glue evenly, you don't want thick blobs.  I made sure my piece of waxed paper was big enough for my image first.  Once the clue was spread I opened the waxed paper and then set my piece on top. I took another piece of waxed paper around the same size, preferably larger and pressed it on top. I ran my hand over the are to make sure the glue got to every part.  Then I removed the top piece of waxed paper.  I picked up the bottom piece and rolled it a bit so my image would lift off it.  I took that edge and gently pulled my image from the glue.  I set the image in place and pressed to make sure it stuck.  So quick and SO neat, oh and pretty easy too!!

The words were done on my computer.  Today I worked on the "Get Well Soon" wording for the PDF file I'm creating to add to my web store.  The one in there was designed for the 1-1/4" punch and scalloped circle punch.  It's an okay set of words but it's time for something new and fun.

I printed the words out on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I used the stitched oval to punch them out.  I used the scalloped oval die and Crumb Cake cardstock for the back layer. I set the words in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Pretty simple. Not a lot of pieces and it was a quick card to put together.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Cheryl Hewak said...

Beautiful card. Great tip on gluing the thinlit on. Never would have thought of that.

Kathy Bolam said...

Love the simplicity and gentleness of your card. Thank you for a great idea for glue application on detail pieces.

HJ said...

Love this card...simple but elegant and easy. Great color combo. Thanks for the tip on adhering the flourish. I use Stick It from Amazon but I always like to learn new ways of doing things with items I have on hand.