Saturday, June 23, 2012

Maximize the Diecut and Heros Card Drive!

 One of the versatile elements of a stamp and diecut combo is that you can re-create and re-producing them in multiples effortlessly. You can totally make your own chipboard and customize your need to suit any design. Here is my take.
3. just missing you
You can, of course, use pop dots for this design and still achieve the similar dimensions. But the solid base of the flowers do make the flower more of a stand out.

Card stock: white (Michael’s), Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Antique Flowers and Butterflies by Hero Arts-Sizzix, (sentiment) Type by Hero Arts
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage photo, Bundled Sage, Spiced Marmalade, Fire Brick, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw) by Ranger
Tools: Tim Holtz Design Ruler, Cuttlebug by Provo Craft, Paper Piercer (Making Memories)
Accessories: gems by Hero Arts

 Make card from card stock
2.    Stamp Dogwood flowers in three colors (yellow, brown and orange) and layer 3 extra die cuts for each flower
3.    Stamp leaves in the background, adhere the flowers
4.    Paper piece holes around the borders, stamp sentiment
5.    Add gems
 Lastly, I want to mention this Heros Card Drive organized by the talented Laurel Beard. Please check out the link Heros Card Drive and see how you can help with the meaningful card drive!  Here are the guidelines of the cards that are needed: NO STORE BOUGHT CARD, ABSOLUTELY NO GLITTER,   KEEP IT RELATIVELY FLAT, LEAVE THE INSIDE BLANK, DO NOT SEAL THE ENVELOPE. 
Send cards to: 
Laurel Beard
P. O. Box 15198
Jacksonville, FL 32239
I am planning to send this card along with others to Laurel for this worthy card drive. If you have cards to spare, your donations will be much appreciated!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

22 comments:

Laura B. said...

So pretty, love the chipboard affect and the border you dotted.

kath said...

fab.U.lous Virginia...hugs kath xxx

Sheila H said...

Another beautiful card, Virginia!

Gayatri said...

Wow! Beautiful card, Virginia!

Laurel said...

Love your card! Love the stamped flower images...... This is so pretty! Thank you so much for posting about the Heroes Drive! I really appreciate it!!!!

chrystinanoel.com said...

Good to know, thanks for the information. If you happen to post again about it in like... 15 days as a reminder. That would be cool too... (I made myself a note, but I don't want to forget about it...)

Annette said...

love how you made your chipboard....awesome card...

Lynn said...

I love this technique...looks fabulous Virginia!

Linda R said...

This is so pretty.. LOVE the little bit of bling you added..

Hugs~

Kara Lynne said...

Great idea with the chipboard, it does give a more solid look than pop dots. That's a wonderful card, and perfect for Laurel's card drive!

Bethany said...

pretty card! I love the green gems...they add a wonderful touch! Have a great weekend :)

~amy~ said...

super pretty card...love the blooms!!

Kathy Martin said...

This is a sweet card and a great cause! Love the flowers! :)

Lalo said...

Very pretty! LOVE the stamp and die-cut combo!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! what a beautiful card, Virginia! You are amazing--you have knocked my socks off with this design and color story! FAB:)

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Virginia, love the flowers.

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous! I love the gem in "you" and the colours are beautiful :)

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful color palette Virginia, I hope you are having a great weekend!

Melissa Shea said...

Gorgeous! Love the chipboard flowers you created and the perfectly straight "stitching". Classy and clean :)

Lindsey said...

This is so pretty -- love the "chipboard" flowers with the subtle stems. Nice!

Maureen Morton said...

Great dimension, perfect bling and such a great cause! All good :)

kerenbaker said...

This is really different- like the different colours especially the blue base. It's really clean and clever!!