Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nesting Flowers Shaker

Anne here and my card today showcases both the new Nesting Flowers die set and the new Heart Border die, plus a few of the DV Sweet Wordlets.  One of the things I do when I receive any new die is to die cut it from scrap cardstock.  Then I go from there.  Today's card idea all started with the negative pieces (the tiny hearts) from the Heart Border die.

I also recently received a couple new colors of Nuance pigment powder (Hot Pink and Red) and I wanted to create a sample for future reference.  I had left overs and decided to die cut the Heart border from a piece of this to see what it looks like actually cut.  I was pushing the negative pieces together in a pile and immediately thought how fun these would be in a shaker card. That's how it all started.

The Nesting Flowers die set makes a fantastic shaker.  I created more of the watercolored cardstock with the Nuance powders so that I could cut out the shaker piece as well as the "flower" next to it.  A quick trick to making sure all the curves are secure and that none of your shaker pieces will escape is to die cut the same shape from fun foam and adhere that to the cardstock.  The clear acetate is actually from some packaging material that I had saved.  (If it isn't too scratched, then I cut it down and save it for projects like this.)

Before adhering the acetate top to the base, I die cut the Sweet Wordlet "Love" from the watercolored cardstock and adhered that to the base.  The hearts move, but the word does not.

The second "flower" idea came about from seeing a Spirelli tutorial and thinking that the nesting flower die could be used for a variation of this.  More of the negative hearts were also adhered to this piece.

Instead of creating a Valentine's type of card with these dies, I thought they would also be perfect for a couple just getting married.  The "Congratulations" and "Mr. & Mrs." are more DV Sweet Wordlets.  Although the camera didn't capture it, the black cardstock was spritzed with a homemade spritzer (Marion Smith Designs Whisper pigment powder and water) for added shimmer.

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  1. Beautiful card Anne! Love the shaker flower!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! I love how you showcased the nested flower die!! It looks fabulous!!

  3. LOVE love LOVE this shaker! Beautiful card!