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Die Cuts

Friday’s fun in the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, was about paste and mousse with shimmer. The Nuvo mousse has been hitting the crafting community big with the beautiful colors and shimmer. I haven’t worked with it yet, so this was a great time to try it out. I used 2 different colors while using a baby wipe to apply it. I love the swirly watercolor effect!

Stamps: Paper Smooches Free Spirits

Mousse: Tonic Nuvo

To continue practicing the awesome tips brought in the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, today is shimmer day! I mixed Jennifer and Debby’s tips into one – using an adhesive as the backer to a Tim Holtz stencil to hold Perfect Pearls. I love the effect and can see mass producing cards this way! I finished it off with some ribbon and a saying.

Stencil: Tim Holtz

Perfect Pearls (shimmer): Ranger

Stamp & Die: The Cat’s Pajamas

There are so many die cut systems out there in today’s crafting world that you get a great choice to pick from depending on what you’re looking to do with it. I have a Spellbinders Wizard that I really enjoy using in many ways and with lots of dies. It takes practically any die out there – so versatile!

Here are some new projects using my Wizard and some BasicGrey stash. The first is a topiary using the Eva Collection. All of the flowers are die cut as well as the butterflies.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

This next one is a layout using Wassail and die cut metal. I love the look! I used the ornament die as an embossing tool with the Coredinations cardstock for the embellishment along the right side of the photo.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

Cards are super fun to put die cut on since many of them are the perfect size for an A2 card (1/2 of an 8 1/2×11). This one was for my good friend Chris’ birthday using Scenic Route paper.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

The last project is another card, but this one has a lot of stamping on it. Spellbinders also has stamps! It’s really cool when they match the dies for a great ensemble. The circular chipboard is double embossed and the acetate is stamped for a clear layered look. The paper is from Periphery.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

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