9.12.2017

Subtle Die Cut Background

Hi all! Today I'm participating in a blog with CardMaker Magazine and Spellbinders.

The card today uses one of the dies from the September Spellbinder XL Die of the Month. Today is my parent's 35th wedding anniversary, so I wanted to make a clean and simple card for them using the dies.


I die cut one of the borders three times in white cardstock, then adhered the strips to a white card base. I topped off the die cuts with some blue gems from my stash.


The sentiment is from the Happy stamp set by Hero Arts, and was embossed in Copper powder on vellum. I cut one short edge of the strip into a banner edge, and adhered it to the card base. I used a little bit of vellum adhesive on the right short edge, and also used some Scrappy Glue directly behind the embossing (so it wouldn't show behind the vellum).

I really like using Scrappy Glue - it's a little less flimsy (funny word to describe adhesive, I know ;)) then Multi Matte Medium, and it also dries matte.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

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Cardstock: Michaels
Stamps: Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut
Ink: Versamark
Other: Hero Arts Copper embossing powder, blue gems from stash

Tools: Cuttlebug, September Spellbinder XL Die of the Month, heat gun

30 comments:

  1. This beautiful and your parents are going to just love it.

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  2. I like the monochromatic look of this card with the added dimension of the die cuts. Simple and very pretty.

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  3. Super simple and beautiful card! Love the use of die for the background! :)

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  4. Lovely card!! Love monochromatic! Thanks

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  5. Simply so attractive with little embellishments!

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  6. Clare, the background is stunning. How creative.

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  7. I love the way you used the die to make the background. Your parents are going to love the card.

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  8. Happy Anniversary to your parents. I love this idea of using dies for a background. I love Hero Arts copper embossing powder. Great card & thank you for the tips gluing vellum.

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  9. Clare, I love how you created the background! Very modern and elegant. Very pretty!

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  10. Beautiful projects. Thanks for the inspiration

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  11. What a lovely card for your parents. I like the white on white for your background. Thanks for sharing. ❤️

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  12. A very classy anniversary card for your parents - like the white on white using the dies.

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  13. Oh, what a pretty background that due makes on your lovely card!

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  14. I love the white-on-white background! It's beautiful!

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  15. Very pretty. Love the background.

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  16. I never thought about adhering multiple borders to give an all-over design to the background, but this is so pretty

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  17. I love the look of using the die cuts as background - adds great texture.

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  18. So pretty and elegant. And it looks simple.

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  19. Simple really is better most of the time! This card is a perfect example! It is simply spectacular! TFS!

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  20. What a sweet card for your parents. It is lovely. My anniversary is the 12th also. What a charming coincidence.

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  21. Love the layering.
    Your parents will treasure it.
    thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love how clever you were to use the die to emboss the gorgeous background!! So intriquing and brilliant!! Love!

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