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Building your own card layout | Alix Davis

Building your own card layout | Alix Davis

Good Morning everyone! 

Alix is here bringing you some cool breeze in this summer weather. I am so enjoying spending time in my backyard garden every day. It is always amazing to see all my vegetable plants growing bigger and being productive. How about you? What do you like to do in the summer?

Today I have couple cards made using several Pinkfresh Studio Products to build my own layouts. It is definitely best way to get the most use out of the dies you already have.

For my first card, I arranged variety sizes of hexagon dies from Essential Basic Label Frames Die set over my A2 sized watercolor paper and temporary taped with washi tapes to create my own pattern. Then I ran it through a die cutting machine to achieve my window layout. 

I lightly ink blended the positive part of the cut out with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Cracked Pistachio and splatters ink droplets here and there. Then I picked out all negative parts of Hexagon cut outs, and randomly stamped my images from Lush Greenery Stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored them with copic markers.

I assemble them onto an A2 card base and popped the positive cut out panel using foam tapes. At last, I stamped out sentiment "You are wonderful inside and out" from Lush Greenery Stamp set and embellished the card with purple jewels from Essentials:Jewels Mix to finish my card.

Now let us move to my second card. I just cannot have enough of minty green background. So I went for it again since they say, the second time is a charm. Wink wink

For this card, I ink blended the edge of an A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Cracked Pistachio. Then I cut my main layout using Lovely Frame Die out of white card stock paper twice and stacked them together with glue so the frame could be more sturdy. I attached this frame onto my prepped background to finish my easy but stunning main layout. 

I found myself always go to an older but great stamp set called Bloom&Grow when I need to get tons of small floral pieces. I stamped all needed images from Bloom&Grow stamp set and die cut them with the Coordinating dies. Then I colored them with copic markers and attached them around my created layout.

I stamped the sentiment "That was very kind of you" from Lush Greenery Stamp set to one of frames in the center since the size of this phrase fitted perfectly.And I also added purple jewels from Essentials:Jewels Mix to finish my second card.

Thank you for taking your time to enjoy these couple of cards. I hope you have a great starting for this summer. Stay tuned for more inspirations!

2 comments

2. Jun 15, 2019

I feel like seeing your card for long time. They are very beautiful and clean

Kavitha vadhri
1. Jun 12, 2019

These are absolutely gorgeous, Alix…talk about inspiring ways to stretch both stamps and dies! Need to give these a try…and quite possibly add a couple items to my collection grin
Thank you for the smiles today!
~carol

carol

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