I’ve been playing around with some dies that haven’t been used for a long time… I like to be able to make cards with older products and give them a new spin – especially as I need my supplies to ‘work hard’ for their keep in my stash! Otherwise I’m afraid they’ll have to be donated!
So here’s a new card, that I made to show off a diecut layered flower…
It’s a fairly simple design, but that fabulous flower is a real showstopper, so I think it doesn’t need much more 😉
I made this flower by diecutting several flower shapes from patterned and plain papers, then layering up the shapes. I’ve had this die for ages – it’s a Bigz die by Tim Holtz for Sizzix, called ‘Tattered Florals’ and there are 4 shapes on the die. So it’s easy to pass it through and get plenty of pieces that’ll layer up.
Time to dig it out of my stash and create something with it again!
I inked all the petal edges with Distress Ink ‘Tea Dye’, for definition, then fixed the layers together with a coordinating fabric brad.
I found a couple of tone-on-tone style patterned papers that would be a good foundation for my card, and knotted a shimmery ribbon around the pink panel before sticking them down. Then I showcased my bloom as a focal topper on top.
Those papers are the perfect match without taking away too much from the flower.
It’s all just finished it off with a sticker greeting from the Shimelle #StickerBook by American Crafts. I bought mine from Hobbycraft 😉
A pretty and quick-finish card! And I had enough of the pink paper left to decorate a matching envelope.
Thanks for stopping by, Ruth x