Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fiesta | Celebrate with Heather

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards again - to share another card I made using the same die from last week - I die cut it a couple times out of different paper trying to pick which one to use, and didn't want to let them go to waste, so I decided to put them to good use! :)

To start with, I die cut a panel of watercolor paper using Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, then used Peerless watercolors to color a bright and festive pattern. After it dried, I die cut the center with Big Bang Confetti Cutaways (I haven't separated the dies yet - so they were in a fun pattern already to die cut) - and kept the pieces as well. I assembled a shaker card filled with Silver 4mm sequins and chunky clear glitter. The word celebrate was cut with The Big, the Bold, and the Party Cutaways, once in black and once in white, then separated a bit for a shadow effect. I also layered some silver thread underneath the word die cut. 

Next, I used my first Winnie and Walter stencil - Scenery: Big Bang Sci-fi Star Creative Screening - and embossing paste to add a background to my kraft card base. Finished off with a few extra silver sequins, some distress inking around the edges of the card base, and then attached some of the pieces that I die cut from the watercolor image. In this next picture you can see the filling on the shaker element a little better. I really should have added more, but I usually add too many and was afraid it wouldn't shake if I over did it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  1. Heather, your card *is* a celebration in every way, rich with beautiful background colours, the sparkle (and ingenuity) of a shaker and, of course, the star of the show: the celebrate cutaway! Absolutely stunning!

    Your background is STUNNING and SO COOL & CLEVER die cutting it with all the dies still secured together and making them into a shaker!!!
    LOVE IT ALL!!!

  3. I love this card! This is one of my favorite color combos!
    It reminds me of daffodils and irises in the spring!

  4. Great card. I love the background.

  5. Love this - super awesome, totally cool and remarkably done!! Love what you have done with the dies in this card!!!

  6. Oh I love this...the colors are amazing!

  7. wow this background is just stunning with the die cut!


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