May 19, 2015
Blog Design Team: A Lifetime Together
Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! Today, Blog Team Designer Julia Stainton is sharing a lovey card that shows a simple technique for highlighting our Bistro Lights Cutting Plate. Check it out below!
And now, let’s hear from Julia about her project…
I just adore the beautiful Bistro Lights Cutting Plate, and I knew the
minute I saw it that it would go to the very top of my wishlist. It’s so
pretty and perfect for any celebration.
To highlight this beautiful
die, I decided to cut two panels of cardstock using the die: one from white cardstock and the other from teal. By slightly off-setting
the lower die cut panel, it highlights the ‘bistro lights’ and is a simple
way to add extra dimension.
To adhere the two panels together, I
cut off the top and bottom edges of the white die-cut layer so
that it wouldn’t be showing around the frame of the card. I then adhered
the layers together.
I love the
look of graduated color and it adds a subtle interest to the background
of this card. Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and Dried Marigold Distress Ink
were sponged on a layer of Sugar Cube cardstock with sponge daubers. At
the bottom of the panel, I stamped an anniversary sentiment from the In
& Out Wedding stamp set. When using the Bistro Lights Cutting Plate,
this is the perfect place to add a sentiment as it is an open area.
finish off the card, I added in some embellishments and die cut hearts
using the Cupid’s Arrows die set. The classic heart shapes in this set
are ones I love designing with and go back to again and again.
Thanks so much, Julia, for sharing this lovely anniversary card! Be sure to check out Julia’s blog, Belle Papier to see more of her lovely projects. Have a joyful week!