Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Inspired cards with Toni

Hello Beautiful Divas!  Toni here sharing yet more nautical cards--love this summer season!  

I started my cards by sponging my absolute favorite Distress Oxide combo of Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade onto a 100lb cardstock. Swoon, right?!

You may not have realized that the Mermaid Tail die cuts partially in that you end up with two perfectly usable options.  To take advantage of the scales, I dotted Ranger Multi Medium Matte on the backside of them after diecutting and before removing the pieces from the die. Next I placed the blue cardstock on the backside of a mousepad.  I then pressed the tail onto the cardstock.  

Any sort of slightly spongy surface would work--the point is to have some give so when you press down with the die and cuts, the metal cutting edges don't interfere with the glue being able to reach the cardstock base.  You then gently remove the die, maybe fix a couple of scales that didn't quite adhere, and voila, you have two gorgeous card fronts.

To finish up my cards, I:

Card 1
I spattered water on the inset tail then placed it on a glitter base.  I used the Hello Beautiful die for the sentiment. I really like how I was able to curve the hello to follow the tail.

Card 2
I used Wink of Stella on the embossed card.  You can see that best in the top photo.  I then used both parts of the Hello Beautiful die to pop up the sentiment.  That done, I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere Bubblegum and Fall Harvest sequins to the scales.  Blingy ding ding!

You have another couple of weeks to join us for the last CDD Moodboard Challenge (you can also tag #cddmonthly to play).


  1. Cute cards!! Love how you used the negative and positive to make two cards!
    Have a great day!

  2. I saw that pair of cards on Facebook and oh my goodness !! I’m calling these jewels !!


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