January 8, 2014

Love Is In The Air - Week 1: Die Cutting (Card 2 of 3)

A whole month to share all the love that is in the air!  

During January, I will be featuring posts celebrating hugs, kisses, and Valentine wishes.

This week's focus is on die cuts. 


One thing that I enjoy about working with sentiment die cuts is that they can be "puzzle pieced" into a design.

After this circular die cut had "hugs" (Penny Black) die cut from the center, it was "puzzle pieced" with another die cut of "hugs" from a different color of cardstock.

The balance of this card occurs from the top down. To add more design weight as the eye travels down the vertical elements, a small set of xo's (Ooh La La - Penny Black) were stamped in black under the die cut and then a larger section of stamping (Heart Swatches - Penny Black) in Rhubarb Stalk Memento was added to the base of the red cardstock.  Small white gel pen accents help the eye transition from sections of red and white cardstock that occur throughout the design.

Thank you for stopping by,

Penny Black Creative Dies: Love Expressions 51-025
Penny Black Stamps: Ooh la la 30-210 (xoxo), Heart Swatches 30-204 (pattern design)
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Purple Mountain 12-002, Fuchsia Fantasies 13-001, Fall Festival 16-003
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onxy Black VersaFine, Rhubarb Stalk Memento, Lilac Posies, Sponge Dauber
Sakura: White Gel Pen
Spellbinders: Standard Circles, Scalloped Circles