Hi everyone! I‘m very excited to be sharing a new project with you today as a guest designer for Crealies! Crealies is a Dutch craft company that makes awesome dies, stamps and masks/stencils (and some of the dies, stamps and stencils even coordinate, which is super fun)! Annelies also ships internationally!
Today I created two completely different cards, but both are colourful and happy to celebrate spring and both cards are almost completely created with only Crealies stamps and dies.
If you would like to read my post in Dutch then please go here: http://crealies.blogspot.nl/2018/05/vrolijke-bloemen.html
and here: http://crealies.blogspot.nl/2018/05/een-vlinder.html
Step 1: To get my card started I stamped the Crealies “Bits & Pieces stamp with number 102 (Mandala B)“ six times onto Strathmore “Bristol Smooth Surface“ paper using VersaMark ink and heat embossing with Ranger “White“ Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Next I’m going to colour all the mandala flower shapes using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and my Pentel Aquabrush. I used the following colours of Zig Markers: Yellow, Bright Yellow, Peach Pink, Dark Pink, Pale Green, May Green and English Lavender, working in layers until I was happy. When the colouring was dry I fussy cut all the images using my Fiskars scissors and leaving a small border.
Step 2: Now I’m going to work on my background. For this I first die cut a panel that is slightly smaller then my (crème coloured linen textured) card base, using one of the dies in the Crealies “Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die set with number 10“, from some pink slightly shimmery card stock. Then I die cut a slightly smaller panel from some crème coloured linen textured card stock using one of the dies in the Crealies “Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die set with number 24“. From this same card stock I’m die cutting three mandala flower shapes using the Crealies “X-tra die with number 102“, one of them I cut in two.
I adhered the two larger panels together using liquid glue. Then I adhered the flower mandala die cuts on the top panel using Ranger Medium Matte in the design you can see in the picture. This will create a stunning tone on tone effect in the background of my card.
Step 3: Now I can adhere the coloured flower mandala shapes that I created earlier on top of the layers that I already have (for this I used liquid glue). Then I’m going to work on my sentiment: for this I choose one of the stamps from the Crealies “Tekst & Zo no. 17 (Jarig)“ stamp set. It reads Happy Birthday in Dutch. I stamped the sentiment on some matching purple card stock using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and my MISTI. Then I’m die cutting a banner from this by using the largest die in the Crealies “Double Fun no. 8“ die set. I also created a slightly larger banner from vellum by tracing the outside of the die with a pencil and connecting the lines, then cutting the shape with my scissors.
Step 4: Then I’m ready to put my first card together. I adhered the two banner shapes together using see through tape runner. I adhered the banner to my card using one millimetre thick foam tape and liquid glue, wrapping the banner around the back on the right hand side and adhering there using regular tape. Then I adhered these combined panels to my crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape and to finish my first card I embellished with some Pretty Pink Posh “Sparkling Clear“ sequins in different sizes using Ranger Medium Matte.
Step 1: For my second card I’m starting out with die cutting the same largest panel with one the dies in the Crealies “Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die set no. 10“ from the same slightly shimmery pink card stock that I used on my first card. Out of this panel I die cut four tiles using the Crealies “Decorette (Tile A) die with number 26“ as visible in the picture. Save these pieces.
Step 2: Then I’m going to create several of the other different embellishments for this card: I die cut another two tiles, one from crème coloured linen textured card stock and one from olive green card stock. The smaller pieces you see in the picture are the inside pieces from this tile die cut, save these! I edged the all the green pieces with Memento ink in the colour “Olive Grove“ using a foam applicator tool.
Step 3: Next I’m stamping the hearts of the mandala stamp that I used on my first card (Crealies “Bits & Pieces no. 102 “) onto vellum using VersaMark ink and heat embossing with Ranger “Gold“ Super Fine Detail embossing powder and fussy cutting the little hearts out using my Fiscars scissors.
Step 4: For my sentiment I choose another sentiment from the Crealies “Tekst & Zo no. 17 (Jarig)“ stamp set which reads It’s your Birthday in Dutch. I stamped the sentiment onto some crème coloured linen textured card stock using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and my MISTI. I die cut around this sentiment using the same die as in my first card (Crealies “Double Fun no. 8“) and also creating a larger banner in the same way as I did on my first card for some purple card stock.
To create the butterfly embellishment I first die cut a butterfly shape from the same purple card as the banner shape using the smallest die in the Crealies “Duo Dies no. 43“ die set and to create the larger butterfly shape I die cut this shape from vellum using the largest die in the Crealies “Set of 3 no. 43“ die set.
I edged the purple die cut pieces with Memento ink in the colour “Grape Jelly“ using a foam applicator tool.
Step 5: Now I can start putting my card together, starting with the bottom layer. I adhered the largest pink panel to a crème coloured linen textured card base, using one millimetre thick foam tape (leaving the right bottom hand corner free, here I’m going to ad the banner shape sentiment later on). Then I’m adhering the pink coloured die cut tiles on top using see through tape runner, in a design as you can see in the picture.
Step 6: Next I’m adding the other die cut tiles in crème and green and the little in lay die cut pieces using liquid glue and see through tape runner. You can see the design I used in the picture.
Step 7: Now it’s time for the final layers: I adhered the vellum heat embossed flower hearts to my project using see through tape runner. I adhered the two banner shapes together and folded them on the right hand side, cut of a piece from the back and adhered them around the bottom right hand corner of the pink panel, using liquid glue and one millimetre thick foam tape.
To finish my card I adhered the two layers of the butterfly together using see through tape runner and adhered them to my project the same way. As my finishing touch I added some Stickles in the colour “Platinum“ to the body of the butterfly and let that dry!
That’s it for today’s cards! Thank you Annelies for having me as a guest designer, I loved working with your products!
I used the following products from the Crealies line:
Crea-Nest-Lies XXL: no. 10
Crea-Nest-Lies XXL: no. 24
X-tra: no. 102 (Mandala B)
Decorette: no. 26 (Tegel A)
Set of 3: no. 43 (Vlinders 5)
Duo Dies: no. 43 (Vlinders 5)
Double Fun: no. 8
Bits & Pieces: no. 102 (Mandala B)
Tekst & Zo Stempels: no. 17 (Jarig)
I wish you a creative day!