Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am playing around with both some positive and negative die cutting and a whole host of silk microfine glitter. With spring just around the corner, it seemed like the perfect time to play around with a garden theme. And I find the Suzanne Cannon line is perfect when you want to play around with die cutting on several layers.
Step One: Prep a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock with a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Die cut the flowers from the A Way with Words Wreath & Elements.
Step Two: Peel the paper from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and add Silk Microfine Glitter to the die cuts.
I used Leaf Green Silk Microfine Glitter for the steams, Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter for the back of the roses, and Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter for the rose outline.
Step Three: Adhere the flower together using Kids Choice Glue.
Step Four: Die cut the sentiment using the My Garden Flowers die set and the prepared 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Five: Peel half of the adhesive paper off the words. Add Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter to the peel half of the die cuts.
Step Six: Peel the second half of the adhesive paper off the words and add Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter to the words.
Step Seven: Trim a piece of Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches. Blend different green inks onto the trimmed cardstock. I used Distress Oxides in Pine Needles, Bundle Sage and Iced Spruce.
Step Eight: Die cut out butterflies from the green blended cardstock using the Butterflies & Stars Sprays. Save the die cut butterflies.
Step Nine: Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the roses and sentiment to the green blended cardstock.
Step Ten: Add a metallic trim to the edges of the cardstock using the Borders & Corners Peel Off Stickers. Glue the left over die cut butterflies to the card frame, letting the light butterflies rest in the dark areas and vice versa.
Step Eleven: Trim a piece of Dusky Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame. Add a piece of trimmed Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet to the top corner of the card frame. Add two strips of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the other side.
Step Twelve: Peel the adhesive paper and adhere the green blended cardstock. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the open die cut areas.
Step Thirteen: Add Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to the die cut butterflies to add dimension and sparkle to the added butterflies.
I hope you enjoyed my glitter garden as much as I do.
What are you looking forward most too in spring? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Spring Crafting!