Tuesday, March 10, 2015

IO Die Hop- Day 2


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Designer Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day (March 9th – March 11th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
All of the new dies you’ll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!
 
Welcome to day 2 of the challenge!  For today's challenge, I wanted to show you step by step how to make this glitter/shiny card.  I am really disappointed that my Cover a Card didn't show up well in this photo, but I have close-ups to share that will give you a better idea.
 
First, I cut out the Easter Cutout Square (DIE264-ZZ).  It is an intricate die, so I used a metal shim to cut it out.  Instead of gluing it down, I derided to adhere it to a double sided adhesive sheet from Elizabeth Crafts:


As you can tell from the picture, some of the areas weren't completely pressed down into the adhesive sheet.
 
 
I used the backing of the adhesive sheet that I had peeled off to press the cut out into the sticky surface.  The backing is waxy, so It didn't stick to the adhesive like paper or my fingers would.


Next, I sprinkled glitter onto the exposed sticker areas


I pressed the glitter into the sticker paper with my finger


I stamped the Diagonal Weave background (CC174) onto a dark pink card with dark pink ink and embossed it with clear powder.  This is the same Cover a Card I used yesterday,  I wanted to show you it in a different color and using a different technique.  Embossing a Cover a Card with clear powder gives you a similar look to glazed patterned papers you can buy.


I often don't emboss directly onto my card because it can cause warping (pictured above).  Instead, I emboss a layer and add it to my notecard.  To get rid of the curl, I turned the card over and stacked heavy books on top and let it sit for a bit.  It flattened everything back out.

To finish the card, I added the Tied Line die (DIE278E) and added the Hoppy Easter saying (A5121).

74 comments:

Diane said...

Very pretty, love the glittery background....out this die on my ever growing wish list!!

Carol Hayden said...

What a perfect card for Easter..
Love the die...love the glitter..

Angela Skellams said...

I'd not thought to use the sticky paper backing to press the die down - I always get fingerprints everywhere!

kReN said...

That diagonal weave design on your border is really eye-catching. I can see that on lots of projects. Love that Easter scene. Makes me want to go out and purchase some spring bulbs!

Come and see what I've done today!
kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Janet L said...

I believe I 'need' this die :)

lifesabeach32940 said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I have this die on my list ... but down a ways ... it is gradually moving up to the top!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Joan V said...

Oooh, need that sticky paper. I love this darling card. Great details that i need to remember.

Vicki Sopcak said...

Great card and I love your embossing of the cover a card stamp!!!

Auntie Em said...

Very nice! Your sparkly card is so Easter-y. Very nice to see the background in another colour. It is a very versatile design.
Thanks for sharing your work! :)

Carolyn said...

Glitter + die =. Perfect. Great Easter card.

Penny said...

So pretty Laura, I love the glazed card you made too :)

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Pretty card love the shimmer background

D.Ann said...

REAL books are still good for something, eh?! lol! Love the dark on light embossing and that background stamp!

carol gleisberg said...

Good idea.

Susan Lang said...

The tied die line is a riot. Have to have that!

AprilsL8 said...

Great card!! Love the embossing!

Carol said...

I just purchased this die. Can't wait to use it after seeing your inspiration.

Lorna said...

Very cute card. Love the glitter technique.

Linda R. said...

Lovely card...I need to get started on my Easter cards. Your work is great inspiration!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, love the Easter die, the card colors, and tip. TFS.

Rachel B. said...

Very pretty!

KVencel said...

I think this card is wonderful! That little tree die is just perfect for Easter & spring with that cute little bunny.
(Just an FYI. I find also heating the back side of my panel for a bit when heat embossing makes it less warped.)

Maria V. said...

This die is amazing, love it, love, love it!!

McStamper said...

What a pretty Easter card.

Eileen Lucas said...

Very cute card. Love the glitter and embossing.

Suzy Que said...

Beautiful card!! I really love all the pretty Easter dies from IO this season! My wish list is VERY long! :)

Linda Knox said...

Love monochromatic cards. TFS.

cheryltownley said...

This is so pretty. I love the embossing on the pink card. Very classy.

Susie Sonnier said...

Love IO products!

Kathy Krug said...

Great use of the die I love the colors.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, so lovely die cut;-))m

Elizabeth said...

So awesome! Love the embossed background!

Pattie J. said...

thanks for the info on how you did your embossing. must think about that next time with heavy card stock. Love this die and the completed inspiration.

Marsha said...

Beautiful workmanship! Thanks too for the up close shots and notes how you put the card together.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous sparkle! Love this new die!

Ginny said...

A beautiful example of less is more.

lisa808 said...

Love that die!

Jan said...

Love the detail!

Snoopy said...

Oh, this is so very beautiful! Love all the sparkle and shimmer!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Sandy said...

A beautiful card - love the sparkles. Such a beautiful die.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful card. Perfectly matched colors. Wonderful inspiration.
Regards,
Bozena

Sue D said...

So pretty in pink and I like the sparkle and shine.

Mary Holshouser said...

We are too critical of our own work.
The card is beautiful. I love this die cut
thanks for sharing

Vivian C. said...

Great card. That die is going on my wish list. The Basket Weave stamp looks totally different, you might even thing they were different stamps.

Shirley said...

I love glitter and your card was a perfect example. Love your card and the explanation, too. Thanks for taking the time to explain your technique. Also thanks for the inspiration. Must have that die!!!

Alene Lopau said...

Sweet, Seems an ideal use of glitter for the Easter scene.

Lynne said...

Love the tied die line and have already used it several times. Adding glitter makes a lovely statement.

Patt H. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sparkle & that fabulous die.

Talitha Wright said...

A beautiful card!

Talitha Wright said...

A beautiful card!

red1979 said...

Nice card. Love your embossing and sparkles.

Denise Bryant said...

This pretty die is one of my favorites! I just love all the beautiful details! Gorgeous card and I love the addition of the glitter!

Janet Mack said...

This is just the cutest die.

MyAuntKath said...

This is just lovely! Love it.

Shona said...

What a beautiful die. That is such a sweet scene and I love the clear embossing powder.

Katie said...

Great card! Love the background embossing as well as the cute scene! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Shirl said...

Very nice use of a scene by adding your extras. Like it!

Pam said...

Love when the whole card can just about be made from just the die cut. Lovely job! I like it.

Sandy Berl said...

Love the silhouette effect! catisi@aol.com

Beverly Perdue said...

Thanks for all the helpful hints and for sharing your beautiful card. I love the glitter and the embossing on the background stamp. I'm going to give it a try.

ScrappySue said...

Love that die! Glittering the background was the perfect touch! Great card!

Kris in Alaska said...

So sparkly! Love it!

Ausra said...

Love the bunny and the glitter embossing

Linda S. said...

What a beautiful card, Laura. So much to look at and enjoy.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card and die!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! LOVING this!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Jean Bullock said...

I love the techniques you used on this lovely card. Well done.

karenajo said...

This is a super die and love how you used it and the color combo too. Thanks for sharing !

Frann said...

This is very, very nice -- so shiny and sparkly!

Kathy J said...

Great Card!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fabulous and glittery card!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

SO pretty Laura! Love the sparkle and how you did the sentiment panel!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it!!!! Great job!
Olena

Deana P said...

Such a cute easter card!