Hello Pinkfresh Friends! Today, I'd like to share a design tip that came about from a happy accident.
While playing with the pretty Geo Floral die, I completely forgot to add my shim while die-cutting, which resulted in a design that was not fully cut. What's a girl to do, but just go with the flow ;)
To save the day, I used the Inverted Stitched Scalloped Circle dies to cut out the center and only popped out a few of the little pieces around the edges. And guess what?! I instantly fell in love! Turns out, doubling up on the die-cutting is super fun! I've got three cards to share using this method, so here we go!
I layered my double-cut overlay onto a soft mint cardstock, and added a little acetate design, from the Everyday Musings collection, to back the scalloped opening. To the top, I added a Joyful Day gummy rose, some string, and pretty jewels all around the circle opening.
In the center of the card, I added some puffy stickers from the Joyful Day collection, along with some puffy alphas.
At the bottom, a sweet little heart from the Everyday Musings collection.
For my next card, I skipped the shim again, and a few more of the pieces came out, which was fine by me! I really like this organic look, and think it makes for just the prettiest background, which I accented with a love theme. Both of these cards will come in very handy with a couple of very special anniversaries around the corner ;)
To decorate this next card, I used some more puffies from the Joyful Day collection, and a pretty tulle bow and button combo.
This time, I used the off-white jewels, as well as a little arrow sticker.
I used the lovely puffy words from the Joyful Day collection, a little button, and some more mini alphas. You'll also notice it looks like there are specks in the scalloped opening - this is again another acetate design.
For my last design, I opted for a shim so that all the itty bits would pop out. I still used the scalloped circle to cut out the middle, and added a heap of puffy stars and jewels to go with the theme of my card.
I layered up a heap of gold and pink accents, to create some dimension and sparkle.
I love, love, love the beautiful puffies from every Pinkfresh release. There is something so special and sweet about them. Whenever I add them to a project, they instantly elevate the look with just the right amount of dimension and texture.
For my last creation, I used some of the newest goodies from the recent Essentials release, and it just so happens that these dies are designed with double-cutting in mind - by providing lots of little accent cuts that can be swapped in.
I started with the Braided Tag to create my base. I combined all the different accent cuts, and I love how pretty they look when backed with white cardstock!
At the top of my tag, I used the Lacey Edgers to add a decorative trim. Just underneath the rose and lace trim, I added a little hex tag, cut with the Basic Label Frames dies, stamped with the Abstract Builder sentiments. Just below the rose, I added a vellum accent, stamped with the Bloom set, heat-embossed in white.
These cards were so much fun to make, and I hope they inspire some double-cuts of your own!
Thank you so much for visiting! :)