Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cards for a friend...

The past couple days I've been making cards just for fun...and have been having so much fun. :) Here are a few that I've made for a friend of mine back home!


The white "Hello" card was dry embossed with a Maggie Holmes embossing folder, then I added a Swoosh die cut and some die cuts made with the Quilted: Spring stamps and dies.

You might be wondering how I made the teal striped card? I'll show you how:

Step 1. Die cut two pieces of Tropical Teal cardstock from the Cover Plate: Stripes Diagonal.

Step 2. Trim the top 3 stripes out of one of the pieces. Remove them. (Keep the entire outer frame, just trim out the top 3 stripes.) Layer the second die cut underneath horizontally and trim the excess.
Step 3. Adhere the two pieces together. Add Bitty Dot patterned paper behind.
Really fun way to get a different look with the cover plates! I think it would be pretty in black and white also.

One of the other cards I made was a replicate of one done by Nichole Heady that you can see HERE. I couldn't wait to try this Hugs card! Isn't it stunning? I love all of Nichole's ideas and had to make a couple of these for my card stash!
For ink colors, I ended up using Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Lavender Moon and Sweet Blush inks by Papertrey Ink with the Big Hugs stamp set. 
It's about time I've used my Pinterest boards and actually make some things I have pinned. :) Can't wait to put a bundle of these together for her! 

15 comments:

richardbreaks said...

These are so happy and charming!

Margaret said...


Absolute genius! And so classy looking! You are the best!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all fabulous, Danielle!

Diana K said...

Oh my! Totally gorgeous. And genius.

Nora N. said...

These are STUNNING!!! I love how you used that cover plate. Such a great way to stretch your dies. I am going to have to CASE this!!

Ashley Calder said...

Love these happy colours!

Jill Norwood said...

Danielle these are gorgeous! And I am sure your friend will love them! Thanks for sharing! :) Jill

honeybeelane said...

These are gorgeous! I'm especially fond of the white one and how you used the embossing folder. Just lovely!

KayM said...

These are all just beautiful! I love the colors and the fun designs! It's so wonderful to make cards just for fun :)

Virginia Lu said...

Love how you used this cover plate!! It's absolutely captivating and beautiful! I have been enjoying your class over Craftsy's SO much!! Thanks for the inspiration, Danielle!

Virginia Lu said...

Love the striking colors and use of cover plate! I am so enjoying taking your class over Carftsy! Thanks for the inspiration, Danielle!

Stella said...

This post took my breath away; these cards are stunning!

Kathy Mc said...

Jaw droppers, Danielle! I love the dry embossed background behind your bright flowers, but that diagonal plate design is the bomb. I've been telling myself I don't need one of those, but you have just enabled me...and it's not the first time. : )

jintyoo7 said...

Wow!!! Adore these beautiful cards!

Kalyn said...

Which die cutting machine do you use to do your embossing plates? I'm using the Epic 6, but it doesn't work very well for the PTI impression plates. Would love a suggestion!

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work!