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Laughing Flower

March 26, 2016

“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not quite spring here yet but I am ready for some warm weather and flowers to start blooming.  It’s Diana here and I made a bright and cheery card in anticipation of such! It was very quick and easy and used some of my favorite products.
Laugh - Diana NguyenInstructions:
1. Cut card base out of white card stock 4 1/4″ x 11″.
2. Score long side at 5 1/2″ for tent-fold card.
3. Cut white card stock 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Emboss with Dancing Leaves embossing folder.
5. Cut dark pink cardstock 2 5/8″ x 5 1/2″.
6. Cut black card stock 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.
7. Layer all three strips as shown in picture.
8. Die cut the small Crystal Flower Overlay out of the Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz using the required metal adaptor plate. If you are new to this technique, review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube tutorial below.

9. Die cut two “leaves” using the wings from the Birds die set from Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz.
10. Adhere flower to strip using a large pearl brad, add leaves off to the side as shown.
11. Die cut Laugh twice, once from Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz and again from black card stock.
12. Attach layered strip to card base. Adhere the Laugh die cuts, offsetting them slightly so the black appears as a shadow. Adhere to card as shown. Use a tiny bit of adhesive between the layers for the word, as well as underneath the first part of the word, use small slivers of foam tape under the bottom layer on the last two letters only (to keep the word level all the way across).

Laugh (detail) - Diana Nguyen




Elizabeth Craft Designs Products

A Way With Words, Laugh 
Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2 
Dancing Leaves 
Metal Adaptor Plate
Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz 
Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz 
Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz 

Large pearl brad
White, dark pink, and black  cardstock
Foam tape
Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive Applicator

Laugh - Diana Nguyen

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  • forrestwife March 28, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Elegance! Love how you used the shimmer Sheetz with the #AWayWithWord dies by #SuzanneCannon!

  • Diana Nguyen March 28, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for answering Tracy’s question, Wanda! I had the exact same question but it worked like a charm against the metal adapter plate. And my dies did not get damaged.

  • wandahentges March 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Tracy!! Wanda here and I noticed your question. Yes, you are supposed to cut against the metal adapter plate and, no, it won’t hurt your dies.

  • TracyM #6773 March 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    DELIGHTFUL card Diana!!!

    It was great watching Els with the metal adapter plate in action but I do have one question, please. Is it correct to have the dies cut directly against the metal plate or should it be as a shim under the bottom cutting plate? Can cutting directly against the metal damage the dies?

  • PA March 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

    CAS my kind of card! Beautiful! Well done Diana! TFS! TYVM! HUGS! <3

  • Marjorie March 26, 2016 at 9:06 am

    What a beautiful card, Diana. Thank you.

  • wandahentges March 26, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Gorgeous card, Diana!!!!

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