Thursday, May 12, 2016

Staggering Dies

I just had to try this neat idea that I saw on Donna Ellis's Blog post recently. She staggered the dies and made such gorgeous designs. Well, I tried to do that too, but I am afraid my card fell short of the beauty of hers but at least I tried.  Maybe next time I will do better. But I am going to share this card with you anyway and enter it in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge for this time around.



I used a white card base. To this base I added two frame dies which were cut in red and blue and then staggered so that a smidge of the blue showed underneath the red frame. They were glued to the white panel.

I also pulled out one of the sets in the Catherine Pooler Beautiful World Collection called All About You Stamp Set which was designed by CAS-ual Fridays. I combined two of the elements to create the sentiment which was stamped in blue and red onto white card stock and then die cut in an oval shape. I also cut two other ovals with one in red and one in blue to stagger for a frame for the sentiment. They were then attached over the staggered frame dies.



Next I took some red, white and blue dotted pattern paper (company unknown) and die cut my flowers. I debated whether I should have used pattern paper but decided as long as I was doing a red, white and blue theme card these would work fine. I did the leaf portion of the die set in blue card stock and the center was die cut in red and then I placed a pearl over that to give a bit of bling. These were all arranged below the die framed sentiment.

Another view will show more of the dimension and details of the card design. For some reason a flat photo always shows a better view.


Since I had some of the pattern paper left I aligned a strip of that onto a red and blue  border and placed that inside the card to tie the front panel to the inside. I think building a connection between the two looks cool on a card.

Cheery Lynn Dies used are:
French Lattice Small Frame FRM 132
Oval-Inverted Scallop XM-9
Oval-Classic XM-7

Die'sire Die:
Lace Bloom

Well, another day is nearly done and once again it is time to fix the evening meal. It seems I never can accomplish much in a day anymore. I guess maybe my age is showing.  I definitely am slowing down.

You have a good evening. I plan to sit in my recliner and watch TV. Or take a nap! That happens a lot too, so maybe it is another sign of old age. Oh, well! Such is life!

Take care and God bless,
Verna

13 comments:

  1. This is lovely Verna! Love the offset dies cuts, it really is a cool look. Love your red, blue and white flowers and frames, it all goes so nicely together. Beautiful!

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  2. oh wow, what a cool idea!! I will remember this. I think your card is amazing. LOVE the colors and the dies you chose. Well done!

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  3. Don't think about being old and maybe it won't catch you :) You did great love the offset idea and the colors are perfect for any military guy or gal or of course the 4th.. your all ready to party.

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  4. Aw this is delightful Verna! It's like a shadow effect using the same dies. And your colors are cheerful. What a great design!!! Join Bruce and me for naptimes, scheduled and unscheduled throughout the days and early evenings :D

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  5. Aw this is delightful Verna! It's like a shadow effect using the same dies. And your colors are cheerful. What a great design!!! Join Bruce and me for naptimes, scheduled and unscheduled throughout the days and early evenings :D

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  6. Your card is beautiful. Just becase we need a nap doesn't mean we are old. It means we are tired.:0)

    Kathleen

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  7. Wow was commenting and it left. :)
    Great idea. Like Rosy says it seems to be like a shadow effect which is super

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  8. The colors are perfect for this technique. Love the layered lattice and ovals. Wonderful card for the challenge.

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  9. ooooh! I love the RWB theme, Verna - and it makes me feel extra special that you chose this little technique to make such a pretty card! Thanks for the idea, as I need to do the RWB THIS month for a swap, and I have not even started it yet. Maybe I will do this theme! Thank you! hugs, de

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  10. I love this effect!! such a fantastic idea!! You did Donna proud!!

    Patti

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  11. Oh my goodness - this is fabulous Verna. I love it! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

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  12. Fantastic card Verna and I'm loving your shadow effect. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  13. Great card. Love the effect the off setting gives this card. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge. Best of luck to you.

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