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Quick Clean and Simple Card

September 8, 2015

Hi! It’s Marsha here again and today I’m going to share a couple of clean and simple cards.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Quick Clean and Simple Card / Dies and Shimmer Sheetz

I can’t wait to try the new Soft Finish Cardstock! I haven’t gotten my hands on a pack yet, but I have a feeling these cards will look highly sophisticated with the soft finish!

Of course I created a little video to explain my process:

And here are the written steps to create the cards:

1. Cut a piece of cardstock to 4″ x 12″. If you would like to try the Soft Finish Cardstock for this, I would adjust the size to 3,9″ x 11″ so you will still end up with a square card.

2. Score the card at 4″ and 8″ counting from one edge of the card (3.9″ and 7.8″ for the Soft Finish Cardstock). Fold it.

3. Use the heart from Ornament set 5 to die-cut a window through front and second panel of the card simultaneously.

4. Open up the card and sandwich a scrap of Shimmer Sheetz in between the two heart shaped windows. I used Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to adhere the two panels together, but you can use Adhesive Sheet as well.

5. Back one of the hearts that came out of the windows with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Die-cut the heart again with one of the Flower Cluster dies.

6. Back a scrap of Shimmer Sheetz with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Die-cut it with one of the beautiful Quietfire words.

Important: You need to use a Metal Adaptor Plate to be able to die-cut through Shimmer Sheetz. It goes inside the machine’s standard cutting plate “sandwich” with the Shimmer Sheetz on top of the Adaptor plate and then the die goes on top of the SS with the cutting side facing DOWN. (Thanks Judi!!!)

7. Add the heart shaped Flower Cluster and the Shimmer Sheetz word to the card.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Quick Clean and Simple Card / Dies and Shimmer Sheetz

That’s it! Quick, clean and simple!

Have a wonderful day!

Marsha

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

1055 Quietfire ‘Hello’
1058 Quietfire ‘Thanks’
1066 Ornament set 5
1068 Flower Cluster 1
1069 Flower Cluster 2
218 Shimmer Sheetz – Fire Opal Gemstone
502 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheet
505 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 3 mm
803 Metal Adaptor Plate

Other:
Cardstock (4″ x 12″)

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12 Comments

  • Reply Clare September 17, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    What a beautiful card !! I can see all sorts of uses for this technique. Thanks so much.

  • Reply Jeanette Land September 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Lovely card, so quick and easy, thank you for sharing, from Jeannette Land, South Africa

  • Reply Marsha. September 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I also mentioned the Metal Adapter Plate. But don’t worry about it, I’m putting it in NOW! Thank you!!!

    • Reply Marsha Valk September 8, 2015 at 9:37 am

      AdaptOr Plate :-S

  • Reply Marsha. September 8, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Oh Judi! That is important! Thanks for that! I mentioned it in the video, but forgot to write it down! I’m going to insert that into the blog post!!!

  • Reply Marsha. September 8, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Ooooh! Lucky you! Have fun!!!

  • Reply PA September 8, 2015 at 8:52 am

    My kind of design! KISS (Keep It Simple Sweet) – Quick, Simple yet Elegant with Quietfire Scripts dies…Nice combination and colors! Which heart die did you use for the heart cutout? I have a Heart Theme Event and would like to incorporate this heart design into the theme for a Volunteer Appreciation Event. Mahalo Nui Loa for sharing! <3

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 September 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

    PS: I love the Quietfire scripts added to Elizabeth Craft!

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 September 8, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Great card. Why have I never thought to use an intricate die with a “solid” die? DUH. It turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Marsha. September 8, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Thank you! I know, right?! I was actually trying to do something else, but that didn’t turn out very well and then I thought how about… ;-).

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