Monday 2 May 2016

Happy ...

After a wet and windy afternoon the sky has cleared and the sun is out - a very pleasant evening - at least wet afternoons mean time to craft!!

I've made two cards of the same design using Designer Paper - I can not remember the last time I created a card using designer paper.  Since becoming obsessed with gelli plate printing I've enjoyed created my own bespoke papers.  The inspiration for using designer paper comes from this week's challenge at "Less is More" - it is Lucky Dip week and the challenge is to 'Use Designer Paper in a CAS Style".  This is my effort:

I die cut the letters four times from plain card the stuck them together before adding the designer paper as the top layer.  Stamped the second part of the sentiment and that is that!

I used:
Lawn Fawn Milos ABC
Dienamics High Rise Alphabet Dies

I'm entering the following challenges:
"Less is More" #274 Lucky Dip Week
Celebrations with optional twist of Die/Fussy Cuting



  1. These are two stunning, classy cards! The choice of DPs is great and looks really impactful against the white space. Really nicely done, great LIM entries!

  2. Wow I have never ever thought of die cutting words with patterned paper!!!!!! Brilliant and your cards have turned out really good.

  3. Perfectly crisp, perfectly clean and fresh and a totally clever take on the theme this week Elaine. Love both of them but the first one just slightly wins it for me. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

  4. These look fabulous, Elaine! The dies and papers create such a graphic look - you have really shown how patterned paper can be used in a sharp, CAS design :) Great to see you over at Less is More!

  5. Super crisp and clean designs, Elaine. Loving the first one, subtle but really striking.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  6. Fab cards, love your choice of papers !!

  7. Bravo Elaine! Superb use of designer paper in a CAS way. I love the delicate papers on that bold word.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with.
    Sharon xx
    "Less is More"

  8. These are wonderful. Love how your bold sentiment makes the card. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  9. Both cards look so great! Think the first is my favo; I think that black under the diecut makes it so special! Thanks for taking some TIME OUT and join us!

  10. Such a great CAS design, so effective. Karen x

  11. Super cards, great dimension on the letters and fabulous CAS design.

  12. Elaine these both look so striking and stylish, wonderful cards.
    Thanks so much for joining us
    "Less is More"

  13. These are fabulous Elaine, you have me lusting after these alpha dies! Fabulous design.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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