Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tag! It's Your Birthday!

Hello Everyone!
I still can't believe we are already in the month of September!
Where is the time going?

It's really starting to feel like Fall in my neck of the woods so that means the leaves are starting to turn color and I'll soon be seeing all those gorgeous Fall colors . . . red, yellow, gold.  Today's card for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog is a 'crossover' between the end of summer flowers and the beginning of fall colors.

My design was inspired by THIS creation by Ros (Mickey's Mom).  But of course I had to carry it a little further ... I struggle so with CAS design!  LOL

The dies I've used today are:

Step 1:  was to cut a white panel 1/4" smaller than my card base.  Then lay it at an angle on my score board and score every 1/4" from the center ... point to point.

Step 2:   I needed a colorful panel as the background for my glorious gerber daisy die cut panel.  I chose the Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks to create that panel using the colors you see in the photo below.  

Step 3:  I chose the Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Tags' as the background shape vs using a circle or oval.  This gave me a nice backdrop for my floral panel as well as extra left over to die cut my sentiment from.

Here's a fun TIP I learned recently!
I don't know about you, but I save all my cereal boxes, tissue boxes ... any cardboard panels that can be used for a variety of crafting things.  Instead of using up all of your dimensional tape to achieve a little dimension, simply cut a cardboard panel a little smaller than the panel you are wanting to add 'lift' to and viola!  Works beautifully!
Just enough dimension to add character and still very mailable!

For something a little different, I decided to position my Penny Black 'Celebrations' Happy Birthday sentiment both vertically and horizontally.

I probably could have done without the butterflies but they were already cut and laying on my work table just begging to be used.  As was this pretty peach colored ribbon bow!   LOL

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Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's gorgeous card.
Hugs Miranda

Donna Phelan said...

This is just beautiful! I love the colors of your tag! Great tip on the boxes! I love the scoring texture you added and the way you placed the die cuts. The flowers are fabulous!

Bunny said...

I love this, Darlene. My birthday is next year. Save it for me, please! The colors are fabulous. I'm going to start saving my cereal boxes. [Bunny]

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, look at those fabulous fall colors! Love, love this, Darlene! I, too, was inspired by Ros's diagonal scoring. Just a little something extra. Your card is still beautifully CAS in my book. It looks fantastic!

Sara Barker said...

This is stunning! I love those colors and must have that Gerber daisy die! I'm happy you added the butterflies! Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

I love how you partially embossed the background panel, and such a pretty job on the colors for the tag, your flowers pop so nicely against it! Thanks for the tip on the cereal and tissue boxes, I have saved a few of them with pretty designs but never use them this way I can get some good use out of them!
Enjoy those fall colors coming your way!!

Diane said...

Very pretty summery/fall card and it sure sets off that die beautifully!! Well done my friend!

Judy Woodland said...

I am in LOVE with this card. I love the design and the simplicity with the score lines, but mostly I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the color. This is simply stunning and I am pinning!!!!