Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Two Different Cards, One Die Set

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! I have two cards for you today, using one die set. I recently purchased Spellbinders Windows With a View Bundle and have been playing with the Coastal Escape View die set. I created two different cards, one underwater and one a view of a tropical island. 


This is probably the best bundle of dies that I have ever purchased. I can't wait to create more cards using the Window With a View dies. 

I started with making the under water card. I began with an A2 sized card base, using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I then used a stripped blue patterned paper as a background. I thought this looked almost like pool tile. 

I then die cut the port hole using gray cardstock and a mirrored silver cardstock. I also die cut a circle using the largest circle die in this die set and acetate. 

I used the port hole die and cut the inner circle out from smooth white cardstock. I used this to create the underwater background. I used Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. 

I then die cut the fish and coral from smooth white cardstock. I colored the coral in using Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry. I also used Simon Says Stamps Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Lilac and Amethyst. I colored the seaweed in using Distress Oxide inks in Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness and Cracked Pistachio. 

I colored the fish in using Copic markers. I die cut a sandy bottom from another circle of smooth white cardstock. Then I created the sand look using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen. 

I added all the pieces together using Lineco Neutral pH glue and set this aside to dry. 

I then glued the acetate to the port hole piece. Once dry, I added double sided foam tape to the back of the port hold piece. I glued down the background to the card front. 

I then added some shaker bits (glitter, blue sprinkles and clear bits) to the background. Then I carefully place the acetate port hole over the background, pressing hard to secure it in place. I then added the anchor and sea shell to the front. 

I stamped the sentiment using Spellbinders Sending Sunshine Sentiments, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder on black cardstock. 

For my second card, I started by creating my background pieces. I die cut a rectangle from smooth white cardstock and using MFT's Basket Weave stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Tea Dye and Rusty Hinge, created the weaved background. I also added Distress Ink in Vintage Photo around the edges of the background. 

I then die cut the port hole piece from kraft and black cardstock. 

I die cut a port hole background circle using smooth white cardstock. Then I created the sunset background using Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans. 

I die cut some waves using a light and dark blue cardstock. I die cut the island and palm tress from smooth white cardstock and colored them in using Copic markers. 

I also die cut the tropical flowers and leaves from smooth white cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. I added some glitter gel to the centre stem of each flower. 

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the same sentiment stamp set, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. I also added black shiny bling to the holes around the port hole on both cards. 

So one die set can create two very different but very beautiful cards! Be sure to check out the Window With a View bundle at Spellbinders. 


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