This card features the Pear Dies and the soon-to-be released new Alphabet Die set, which comes with its own caddy to store the dies and extra die-cut letters in. The new alphabet provides two uses of each die cut...one the positive letter from the centers of the squares, and the other the negative portion left from the die cut. It can be really fun to mix both!
I had a panel of cardstock that I had left from a project using the Stampendous Creative Palette, where I had drizzled Aquamarine, Lemoncello, Citron, and a bit of Paprika Color Solutions alcohol inks, spritzed with the blending solution, and ran several panels through the colors. Then I paste-embossed a portion of the Petals Background stencil in Glossy Blue in the center.
I die-cut one pear and leaf from this panel, and then die cut the small leaf from that larger leaf to use on the pear at the bottom of the card. Are you wondering why I didn't just die-cut the small one and skip the large one? Because the larger one looks best on that negative panel! I die-cut the smaller pear from the beautiful blue Bazzill cardstock, and built the layers over the top of the green card base, leaving a space between the blue panel and the pasted portion at the bottom for dimension.
Finally, I die-cut the alphabet to "create" my sentiment, grunging it a bit with Versafine inks and a sponge dauber. To balance things a bit, and bring out the paprika color, I added a polka dot ribbon bow with a button and twine, as well as the smaller pear and leaf, and a button that mimicked the core and seed portion of the pear...sort of.
I think I was channeling my inner Kristi Parker Van Doren for this card. What do you think?
I wonder what the Dream Team has created for their final July to DIE for post? What have your created? Be sure to upload it to the Dream It Up blog inlinkz tool for a chance to win this month!
Terri Sproul (GD)
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