Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Make It Monday #323 - Cascading Die Cuts

Hello friends.  This week Stephanie Gold is hosting the Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink, and she shows us how to make a beautiful card using Cascading Die Cuts.  You can check out her video and GORGEOUS card HERE.

I still had the Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate die sitting on my desk from a previous card and I thought cascading butterflies would be really pretty!  Take a look:


I started by making a blended background using Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry DOX inks and then did a little water splattering on it.


Next I die cut a piece of vellum using the Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate die and attached it over my blended layer.  A strip of Hibiscus Burst card stock hid my glue to hold down the vellum to the background layer and was also the spot for my sentiment from the Bitty Butterflies stamp set...I think this sentiment is just perfect for graduation cards!!


Before attaching my cascading butterflies, I added a little glue to the edges and then dipped them into some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I also added a piece of thick pink bakers twine at the top of the card, which also served to keep the top of the vellum attached to the card without unsightly glue showing through.

This was a fun challenge, so check out Stephanie's card and video HERE and then play along!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


17 comments:

  1. Oh my Marcia, this is absolutely stunning! From your blended background to the vellum overlay and glittered wings.... the entire package is jaw dropping. I'm in awe!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is so feminine looking with the vellum, gorgeous blended background and dipped diamond glitter wings! So, so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  3. simply stunning card Marcia...just love your elegant soft pink and orange butterflies! So beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful!! and the touch of bling on your delicate little flutterbys was brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a beautiful card with fabulous colours and blending and love the cover plate too. So much inspiration, thank you x

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is so gorgeous, Marcia. I just watched the video and was looking through the links so far to get ideas, and your card just leaped out at me. Love those butterflies, the vellum overlay and your beautiful blended background.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love these vellum butterflies that are so pretty on this background! Great job of attaching all that vellum and camouflaging the glue!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is so pretty...Marcia! What a great idea to have a ink blended BG under the die-cut velum butterflies. I don’t have this cover plate but will have to try out your technique. TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is lovely and I really love the colors. Great idea to use cascading butterflies! Beautiful card!

    ReplyDelete
  10. So pretty Marcia!! Of course, LOVE the orange and pink blended background ... the splatters add something special. And the vellum cover lets all that gorgeousness show through. Love this coverplate with the sweet butterflies. Adding some glitter to the edges makes this even more special. Beautiful card, my friend! xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. These vellum butterflies are delightful! Love your colours, so cheerful!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such a gorgeous card, Marcia! I love the diamond dust on those fluttering velum butterflies - especially over that beautiful blend of pink and orange. You are so right about that sentiment, it is so appropriate for a graduate. I have a friend in her 40s who graduated this month from college and she's finding that interviewing for jobs is scary!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love pink and orange together. Lovely card. Butterflies are also my favorite!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Pretty card, Marcia. The velum butterflies cascade beautifully!
    Can't go wrong with butterflies!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. My goodness. Your colours are so vibrant, love what you do did with that piece of vellum, it gives your card an airy appeal, perfect for those butterflies. hugs xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Gosh this is so pretty and lovely ink blending!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous background, silver icing on the butterflies and perfect sentiment! A wonderful graduation card!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for stopping by...your comments really do make my day!