Hello, my crafty friends. Laura, here with you today, sharing a card that’s sure to brighten anyone’s day. I love working with background dies because you get instant impact with minimal time (or effort!) Today I’m using the Avery Elle Ray Die and So Kind Stamp to create this (fairly) quick and simple card. Let’s get started!
First I took a piece of pale yellow card and stamped the Canvas Grunge Background Stamp by Catherine Pooler Designs (it was in the Tropically Yours SOA box which is still available!) with Wild Honey Distress Oxide. I also stamped a slightly darker color of yellow card with the same stamp and ink.
For the lighter yellow card, I laid the Avery Elle Ray Die over the stamped area and ran it through my die machine. On the darker (yellow) card I used the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies to cut out a frame border.
I cut really small pieces of 3M foam tape and added it to the backside of a few of the rays on the Ray Die cutout. Then I used Tombow to cover the rest, and adhered it to the center of a CPD Card Base.
Next I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud Border Die to cut out a soft cloud from vellum. I prepped it with a powder tool and heat embossed the ‘Best Wishes’ sentiment and a few hearts from Avery Elle’s So Kind Stamp in white.
Finishing The Card
I adhered to my panel using Tombow behind the stamping and along the sides/bottom edges, then added the frame die cut on top of that. Last, I added Wink of Stella (to the center of the sun and the raised rays) and a few sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Fruit Sorbet pack.
And, that’s all! Outside of design time, it only takes about 30 minutes to pull this card together and there’s lots of cool details that only handmade cards can give so it looks like it took ages.
I hope you found a bit of inspiration from today’s tutorial and I’d love to see your makes using the Ray Die over in The Little Paper Treehouse Tribe!
Thanks for stopping by…and see Y’all next time! xo
WANT TO FIND THESE PRODUCTS
Catherine Pooler Designs
Canvas Grunge Background Stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
Distress Oxide Ink Wild Honey
Neenah Solar White Card
Bazzill Basics Vellum
American Crafts Yellow card
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Fruit Sorbet Sequin Mix
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
3M Foam Tape
Tonic 8.5” Guillotine
Tim Holtz Stamping Tool
Anti Static Powder Tool
Cricut Cuttlebug & C Plate
Memory Box Metal Adaptor