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Today I have a shaped card to share with you. Sometimes I just can't get enough of my Spellbinders dies ... lol. The card base was cut using a Labels Twenty #5 die. Now, when cutting your base card be sure to leave a little piece outside of your die for the hinge. You don't want to completely cut through the top.
After setting my base card aside. I cut another piece from designer paper using the same die cut. The reason I cut two pieces is because if I had just used the designer paper for my base it would have been too flimsy. I then glued the designer paper to the front of my base and snipped off the top where the hinge is. Two more layers were cut using dies #4 and #3 all from Melissa Frances papers.
The musical notes image was stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla paper cut from a Labels Twenty #2 die and colored with Derwant metallic pencils. As I started to stack my layers I wrapped a piece of Soft Sky seam binding around the first layer. A little butterfly was stamped in StazOn Stone Gray, hand cut, sprinkled with Stickles and popped up. To finish the card I added a simple bow and some clear rhinestones.
Here is a hint - to make your shaped card stand straight snip a little piece off the bottom back of the card to create a straight edge. Depending on what type of die you are using you may not need to do this.
I hope your week is off to a fantastic start and that I have added a little sparkle to your day!
Stamps: JustRite Musical Notes Labels Twenty & Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty
Paper: Natural White Linen, Melissa Frances Billet, Essie & Octavia, SU Very Vanilla
Ink: StazOn Stone Gray, Derwent Metallic Pencils
Accessories: 1/2" Soft Sky Seam Binding, Kaiser Clear Rhinestones, Star Dust Stickles, Spellbinders Labels Twenty #2, #3, #4 & #5, Gamsol
Technique: Colored Pencils
Card Size: 4" x 5 1/2"