When I opened my box of new stuff I was excited to check it out and see what inspired me. Well, I was inspired by the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and I really love the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. Shiny!!! Then when I opened the package of paper I got even more excited because it has three different styles of foil designs in two of the new In Colors, Berry Burst and my fav Lemon Lime Twist, as well as Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.
One of the designs has a chevron style which I cut into a strip. Then I had my a-ha moment and decided to try cutting it on the zig-zag. Loved it! With that, I it pieced together (aka, paper piecing) to create a frame. I layered this onto a Lemon Lime rectangle that I die cut the “Friend” from my new Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. These are cool because you can leave them attached to your cardstock (today’s post), cut leaving a narrow frame using the Layering Ovals Framelits, and cutting it away to just use the word. [Wink, wink, I will be posting examples of these two styles, so stay tuned.]
Yes, I did do some serious fussy cutting to create the frame, THEN I took it a step further and fussy cut the Whisper White framing layer below it. Oh YES I did! What can I say, I’m a glutton for punishment. I wanted to pop the Foil Frenzy framed layer and it really needed the Whisper White framing layer to make it stand out even more. (grin)
Then I backed “friend” with Flirty Flamingo cardstock which I glued to the Whisper White. This adds loads of dimension. I did toy with making this a shaker card but then thought “nah” it would be too much. (I did practice “less is more”, really I did. Lol!)
Finally I topped the Lemon Lime Twist “friend” with a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer “friend”. Hey, it still needed that pop! (giggle)
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a stampingly wonderful Monday!
- STAMP: None
- PAPER: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Glimmer–Dazzling Diamonds
- INK: None
- ACCESSORIES: Thinlits–Lovely Words
Sparkly Hugs, Carol