Hello crafting friends. I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today sharing a whimsical card I made for a very special tween.
I started my card by looking for an enchanted forest picture on Google. Once I found the one I liked, I printed it on photo paper, traced the die around it and fussy cut it. Using a Memento Paris Dusk dew drop ink, I sponged all the edges. Next I traced the outside of the die onto a piece of plain white typing paper, scanned it and imported it into my Silhouette software. I trace it, and offset it once to make the white mat and then again to make the card. I duplicated the last image, mirrored upwards and then weld it together. And voila ... easy peasy shaped card base that matches my dies perfectly :-)
The die I've been writing about is called Anja's Frilly Square from Marianne Designs. Did you catch the latest sale that Dies R Us had on International dies? It was pretty awesome and I went a little crazy on my order :-) If you missed it, don't fret too much, Dies R Us has these sales every so often and the best way to know about them is to subscribe to their newsletter.
Next, I cut out a few of the Playful Mini Fairies from PoppyStamps. I cut out 3 layers in black and the last layer in the shimmer green cardstock. I used my 2-Way Zig glue pen to adhere all the layers together. This helps give these tiny fairies some dimension.
Lastly I cut out Anja's Flower, also a Marianne Designs die, in the shimmer navy blue cardstock and in shimmer white cardstock and put the flowers together. I also cut a few flourishes from the Flourishes & Branches die set by Elizabeth Craft Designs to act as "leaves" for my flowers.
On the inside, I used another couple of layers of Anja's Flower and the little sprigs that come with Anja's Frilly Square and used those as "leaves". The sentiment was computer generated.
Here is a quick recap of the dies I used:
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