I have this pile of gatefold cards I bought a year ago at a craft fair, with a fantastic idea of what to do with them, but obviously once I got home, I couldn’t remember why I bought them! To make matters worse, they are shiny card stock, so not possible to do any blending or shading on them… Then I saw CAS-ual Friday’s Off the Edge card challenge and a flash went off in my head ⚡️ , Eureka! (I love that series btw). I was going to use the gatefold cards and have nice Springy flowers going off the edges! The only die I had from CASual Friday though, was a small flower die from the Funky Square set, but I managed to make 6 cards out of that one tiny die!
I smooshed an A4 watercolour paper with different distress inks and used my Big Shot Plus to cut out as many little flowers as I could. I then assembled them on the card with Uhu glue stick and stamped different sentiments on them with Versafine black ink. The above card has a sentiment from Hero Arts.
This sentiment comes from Create A Smile. (Its Mothers Day in the UK in a week!)
This one from Winnie & Walter.
And this one from CASual Friday. I then went a little crazy so please forgive the cards that come next! I loved the negative die cut from this card and I used it to make the card below.
I really love it…even after my daughter asked me why I put a puddle on my card! Lol! This sentiment comes from Stamplorations. There was still part of the negative die cut left so I used it as a stencil.
To make this card.
I added a little blue in the flowers with my Zig clean color real brush and stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with a mix of Wow’s embossing powder and sparkle. So thats how you can make 6 cards out of one tiny little die! And see that negative die cut on the left above, I intend to make a mixed media card out of it too! Waste not want not…although this only applies to when I craft unfortunately, LoL!
So which one do YOU like best?
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These cards just happen to fulfil the themes for the following challenges too:
CAS Watercolour Card Challenge – with the Mother’s Day card
The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes with the pink Birthday card
Inkspirational – Watercolour smooshing with the purple card
Shopping our Stash – They want to see Green so I’m showing them my Green card with the negative die cut!
Just Us Girls – Use a stencil.
The Card Concept – Rich texture following the photo inspiration . I was inspired by the flowers so I went for a clean and layered look with the Birthday card.
The Challenge Banner for CAS-ual Friday stamps