Good morning! Have you checked out the Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine release yet? I’m back with two more cards using the gorgeous Marilyn wafer die and distress inks!
I love finding ways to get more use of out cover plate dies and while this does take a little time the results are well worth it!
To start I blended Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet distress inks onto a panel of strathmore bristol smooth cardstock. While it was drying I die-cut the Marilyn Full Card wafer die with black cardstock. I took an A2 piece of black cardstock and adhered double-sided adhesive to the panel. Then I carefully placed the die cut over it and pressed lightly to create a template for my card. Once the distress ink was dry I die-cut the panel with the same Marilyn die. I carefully peeled the cardstock away from the die doing my best to keep it intact.
Then I used my Marvy jewel picker to transfer the pieces to the black template. I could have used press and seal but I was concerned that it would be tricky to inlay it perfectly so I just did it piece by piece while I watched Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix…it took about 30 minutes…not too bad.
Once all the pieces were transferred I placed a piece of copy paper over the panel and used my bone folder to really burnish the die front and make sure every tiny piece was adhered securely. Then I adhered that panel to a white card base and set it aside while I worked on the sentiment. To create my sentiment I die-cut the Hello word and outline from Honeybee Stamps from white and black cardstock. I adhered them together and mounted them to the card with foam mounting tape. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment from Playful Messages with versamark onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a label and adhered it to the card. Finally I finished the card with a sprinkling of the March crystal mix, Mermaid’s Tail, from Studio Katia.
My second card came together much faster than the first. I adhered the leftover Marilyn die over an A2 panel of black glitter cardstock. I placed a few acrylic blocks over the die to help keep it in place while it dried and worked on the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from Hex Yeah onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed them down to thin labels and adhered them over the card with foam mounting tape. Again I added a sprinkling of the Mermaid’s Tail crystals to finish the card!
Simple sentiments but I think they really allow the distress inked die to shine! I can’t wait to experiment with different distress ink color combinations! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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