Thursday, April 11, 2019

Clean and Simple Cards | Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Release | Dahlia Frame Die


Hey Friends, I am back again today with a couple of clean and simple cards featuring the Dahlia Frame Die from the latest Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Release. I find clean and simple the hardest card design to pull off, but I am happy with my results and hopefully, they inspire you!

Clean and Simple Cards for Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Release ft. Dahlia Frame Die by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

CARD DETAILS

With this first card, I had an idea of making the Dahlias represent two friends leaning on each other for support. So I began by using the Dahlia Frame Die to die cut a few flowers from watercolor paper. As you can see I just snipped the flower out of the frame. I also used really old cutting plates so that the pieces from the center weren't die cut all the way through.
Tip →For intricate dies like this one, I like to use a metal shim if I want to get a great cut the first time around.

Then I watercolored my flowers and background using distress inks adding layers of color and allowing the ink to dry in between to add texture and deepen the color. I then die cut the background using a SSS Frame and used one of the sentiments from the SSS Sentiment Strips to add my greeting.

I finished off the card by adding a few clear drops and coloring in the center of the flower petals with Liquid Pixie Dust.

Clean and Simple Cards for Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Release ft. Dahlia Frame Die by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

For this next card, I die cut the Dahlia Frame from a piece of white card stock. Then on a piece of Bristol paper, I did some controlled ink smooching by adding distress inks to an acrylic block, misting it with water and pressing it on to the paper. Next, I glued the die cut dahlia frame to the colored background and trimmed that to the size of the frame. I then glued that onto the center of my card base. The thin frame I used comes from the SSS Frames and the sentiment I used I cut from the SSS Sentiment Strips.

Clean and Simple Cards for Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Release ft. Dahlia Frame Die by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

To finish I added glossy accents into the wells of the flower cuts and glue some sparkling sequins.

Clean and Simple Cards for Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Release ft. Dahlia Frame Die by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com
SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy for you to find, I have linked them here below. If something is no longer available I will link to a similar product. Affiliate links may be used depending on the product linked. By shopping through my links you help keep my blog running at no extra cost to you. So thank you in advance for supporting my creations! Supplies marked with an asterisk (*) were generously sent to me by Simon Says Stamp.

DAHLIA FRAME DIE
*DAHLIA FRAME DIE
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SSS
SENTIMENT STRIPS
SENTIMENT STRIPS
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SSS
SSS FRAMES Craft Dies
SSS FRAMES Craft Dies
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SSS
The Official Anti-Anxiety 360 Spinner
Clear Round Drops
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SSS | SK
MAJESTIC FUSION
MAJESTIC FUSION
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SSS | SK
Liquid Pixie Dust
Liquid Pixie Dust
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SSS | IO3
Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
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SSS | AMZ | SB

Click HERE if you want to check out the rest of this amazing release!  

I hope these CAS cards inspired you today. Have an amazing weekend!

Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

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