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Feb Card “to die for”-Debbie’s Take

 

The Dancer La Frog
By:  Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide

Finished card size:  6 by 6 inches

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Supplies:
Stamps:
Digital image called Dancer La Frog (Scrapbook Stamp Society)
Paper:
Pink (Paper Temptress)
Light Purple (Paper Temptress)
Dark Purple (Paper Temptress)
White  (from stash)
Green (from stash)
Dies:
French Pastry Doily (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Lace Corner Deco E (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Fantastic Flourish one (Spellbinders)
Floral 3 (Marianne Creatables)
Other:
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Copic Markers (.too)
YG23, YG0000, YG03,YG07
RV00, RV02, R21, Y19, V04
Wax Paper
purple gems (TPC Studio)
Clear Stickles (Ranger)
Paper pen Rose (Viva Decor)
Double Stick Tape
Dries Clear Adhesive (Art Institute Glitter)
Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts)
Scissors

Directions:

Dies.. I have to says I love dies.. I almost cannot make a card without using at least one.  The new ones are so much fun with all the details.

  1. I Started making this card by printing my digital image from Scrapbook Stamp Society, and coloring it with copic markers.IMG_1031
  2. After cutting her out, I sat her aside to choose my dies.
  3. One of the things you will find important to do with your more detailed dies is to use wax paper to keep them from sticking in the die.  Place your paper down first, then the wax paper and then the die.IMG_1032
  4. The first die cut I made was  the French Pastry doily for Cheery Lynn.  This is a very detailed die.  Sometimes these dies will not cut fully the first time.  If you look and the image is not cut all the way through, turn it 90 degrees and put it through your die cut machine again.  I also keep a straight pin in my work area to poke out all the little pieces from the die and die cut.

    the doily after it is cut

    the doily after it is cut

  5. I knew I wanted to add flowers and I wanted some stems for my flowers.  So I chose to use the Marianne Creatables Floral 3 die.  The stems are just a small part of the set, but I think they are pretty cool looking.IMG_1035
  6. Then I wanted a flourish... I decided on using the Fantastic Flourish One by Spellbinders for this.  The wax paper is a must on this one-- it was very hard to get  it out of the die in one piece.IMG_1034
  7. The final die for this card is a corner die from Cheery Lynn designs called Lace Corner Deco E.  The set comes with three different dies.  I love the look of corner dies and use them a lot on my cards.IMG_1036
  8. Once you have all the pieces cut out, assemble the card.IMG_1037
  9. I use the Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive to do most of my high detail dies.  It has a very small tip which makes applying glue to the delicate areas easier.
  10. I started with the stems and flourish so I could layer my doily pieces on top of them.  I didn't want the ends of the stems to show.IMG_1038
  11. Then I added the rest of my embellishments.

I hope you enjoyed this first card to die for.

Thanks for stopping by,
Debbie

 


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