Hi Folks! We've saved the best for last today! I can't wait to show you these FUN products and projects, starting now.
First up is an adorable little birdie that you've been getting peeks of throughout this release week. This cutie, along with the two sentiments, are from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs. The two panels with a dotted edge are from Essentials: Katharine. The elements are all colored with copics, with a bit of purple distress ink blended to tie the bird and sentiment together.
I originally created this card for the Winnie & Walter Over the Edge Challenge, stamping the balloon over the top of the panel's edge to give the feeling of height. If you get a chance, check out this challenge and all the others. There's a $75 gift card up for grabs at EACH challenge! But hurry, they all close on the 29th.
The next three cards all feature faceted dies. When I first saw the images of this new release, I could not wait to get my hands on this large, faceted diamond, knowing it would be the perfect size to make a shaped card. How awesome that all you need to do is put the die slightly above the fold of your card, run it through the die cutter, and you have a card! To dress it up, I cut the facet outlines out of silver foil for additional shine. "Congrats" is from The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways.
How cute! Cut off the bottom tip of the diamond in the back and this little card stands on its own. Because it's smaller than an A2 card, I made a custom envelope for it. I think any bride-to-be would be delighted to open this up.
How about another diamond?
It's another shaped card, AND it's a 3D card. The sparkling diamond is displayed on a base, kind of like in a jewelry store. And the base is ... a diamond! Two solid diamond shapes are interlocked so they can be spread out to stand on their own. On the base, the sentiments in the free-with-purchase stamp set, Wishing You with Evelin T Designs, are stamped right across the two diamond shapes.
Here you can see that the base folds flat to fit in an envelope.
The next card uses a similar base. I'll explain a little more how I assembled it.
It's a love bird in a cage! And the cage is a heart. The bird and sentiments are from So Tweet by Evelin T Designs. For the base, I cut a slit from the top to the middle of one diamond, and from the bottom to the middle of the other diamond, slid them together, and spread them out until it stood on its own.
By turning one of the two hearts around, you get to see the bottom layer of facets, making this seem even more cage-like. I added a floor for the bird to perch on, and the bird itself (colored with copics) sandwiched in between the two hearts.
Here's a rear-view of the card, so you can see more of the mechanics. An old fashioned toothpick! I darkened it with Copics, and then glued to the heart and the base.
Like the diamond card earlier, this one folds flat for mailing.
There are more amazing projects on the Winnie & Walter blog, if you haven't seen them already. As usual, leave a comment there for a chance to WIN all of today's goodies. The Big Giveaway is also going on with a chance to win the entire release!! If that's not big enough, The GIGANTIC Giveaway is for all the products released in 2016! Of course, there's a ton more inspiration on the personal blogs of our Talent:
Lydia Evans | Heather Hoffman | Lea Lawson | Mayuri | Vanessa Menhorn | Gayatri Murali | Heather Pulvirenti
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Thanks for looking!