Saturday, February 10, 2018

February Leading Lady Jen Carter | Take Two


Our February Leading Lady Jen Carter is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Jen's cards today are all about a shape dear to my heart and her cards just make me happy!

Ladies and gentlemen, Jen...



Hello Winnie & Walter friends!  I'm happy to be back with you for my second Leading Lady post this month.  Following my post from last week where I put out the challenge to make the most of the tiny stamps in our stamp sets, today's theme is to stretch your dies.  For the next two cards I mainly used two recently released die sets, Essentials: Josephine Cutaways (hexagons) & In a Word: Holidays Tiles Cutaways.


For this first card I started by choosing a color scheme and then die cutting three of the smallest hexagons from the  Essentials: Josephine Cutaways die set in each cardstock color.  When die cutting with this die you not only cut the small hexagon but you also get the hexagon frame in one pass.  I set aside most of the frames for a second card.  I started by laying out the hexagons in the order I'd like, trying to keep them as straight as possible and then adhered them down to my card front.  


I had a lot of fun playing with the sentiment.  I took the In a Word: Holidays Tiles Cutaways (shown below so you can have a visual) and started playing with the letters to see what words I could come up with using the various letters this set cut.  I found a website that was a big help to me called Word Grabber.  You enter the letters that you are working with and it generates words using those letters.  There were pages and pages of words to choose from using only the letters included in the Holiday Tiles set.  It was definitely a great way to stretch a holiday themed die set!  Once I came up with the sentiment I adhered it to my card. I die cut the top portion of the scalloped frame included in the die set and used it for a border under the sentiment. 

To finish the card, I added in three of the hexagon frames and popped them up with dimensional tape and then chose one of the hexagons and also popped it up to add some visual interest.



My second card is basically a repeat of the first card only this time I used the frames that were die cut when I cut the hexagons for the first card.  Again I randomly added the solid hexagons to the centers of a couple of the frames and popped them up with dimensional tape.


I created the sentiment the same way I did on the first card, using the  Word Grabber website to find the words to use. I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the white letters.  I adhered the letters to a banner that I had die cut with the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways die set.  I again die cut part of the scalloped frame in the In a Word: Holidays Tiles Cutaways set and adhered it to the back of my banner tag. I finished the card off by adding some clear sequins.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope this post will help you to be able to find ways to stretch your dies in new ways.  



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26 comments:

  1. Oh my my! So clever and creative! Love the color composition on both, so striking and the way you used the letters! Made me smile!

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  2. Brilliant. Simply a brilliant use of both die sets. Thank you for this inspiration!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. Love these hex shapes! Great colors!

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  4. Loved the hexagon pattern on both cards ! They are wonderful .

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  5. Love how you arrange these shapes and such a colourful manner ... wonderful cards!

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  6. Totally love these bright, happy & cheerful cards :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing the Word Grabber link. Great ideas to stretch dies.

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  8. Love hexagons. Your arrangements are beautiful. Hugz

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  9. Love them! Great geometric designs mixed perfectly with fun colors!!!!

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  10. I LOVE these big colorful hexagons! This looks amazing!
    Take care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@charter.net

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  11. Wow, these are gorgeous! Love those hexagons!

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  12. This hexagon design is modern and fun and makes for so many possibilities!

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  13. Super fun geometric designs with a really modern look..I love it!

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  14. Great ideas, I am really enjoying your creativity!

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  15. Love this design! The colors are great -

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  16. Fab geometric designs on these cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. I love these very graphic, geometric designs !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  18. What a great idea, Jen! So clever and creative, and the words you created are perfect for these rainbow bright, sweet cards!

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