Hello everyone! Heidi, here today. I don’t know about you, but I love dies that can be used to create shape cards. Today I will share with you how to create a shape card using the 1228E Sew Pretty Cherish the Moment Rectangle Frame die set.
To create the base of the shape card I used white cardstock and the largest die template in the 1228E Sew Pretty Cherish the Moment Rectangle Frame die set. I wanted to create a top folding card so I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4-1/4 x 11 and scored the paper at 5-1/2. Then I taped the die template in place so the cut edge of the die was over the fold of the card base. I used the 147E Tangerine Machine die cut the shape. Then I used the largest die and the decorative filigree piece and die cut that from white pearl cardstock. I used 419E Craft Tacky 120ml to adhere the card base and the decorative pieces together. I die cut the sentiment from gold mirror cardstock and added that to the center of the card.
Next I used green pearl cardstock and the center die from the 1163E Floral Fancy Decorative Mini Die Set to create the decorative flourish piece. Then I fussy cut the ends of the die cut to used the flourishes as small accent pieces. To create the butterflies I used blue pearl cardstock and 530E Layering Butterflies Set 1 – Papillon Pair. In the photo you can also see all of the decorative details from the pinhole pattern on the die cut.
I used pink pearl cardstock and the 770E Entwinning Trellis Radiant Roselily Die Set to create the flowers. For each flower I die cut two flower shapes from the three smallest flowers in the die set. To shape the flowers I misted the front and back of the paper with water. Doing this will help to break down the fibers in the paper and soften it so it is a lot easier to shape. Then I used the Floral Crafters Tool Set 380 – 266E to shape and curve the flowers. You can let the flowers air dry or use a heat tool to speed up the process. Once the flowers are dry I layered them using the 419E Craft Tacky 120ml glue and offset the petals.
Once the flowers were done I added them to the card front and then added the butterflies. Here you can see the dimension the flowers and butterflies add to the card. I used 675N US Crystal Drops – Ivory Seashell to create faux pearls on the flourishes and then I also used it for the body of the butterflies and the flower centers.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed the card I shared. Take a look at your dies and see what kind of fun shape cards you can create.
Dies: 1228E Sew Pretty Cherish the Moment Rectangle Frame, 1163E Floral Fancy Decorative Mini Die Set, 770E Entwinning Trellis Radiant Roselily Die Set, 530E Layering Butterflies Set 1 – Papillon Pair
Paper: Cardstock – White, White Pearl, Pink Pearl, Green Pearl, Blue Pearl, Gold Mirror
Accessories: Hot Glue