Elizabeth Craft Designs: Smile...I Love You (Joset January Release)
When I got this sentiments die set from the Elizabeth Craft Designs new January release, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with it. These cards are all about repetitive die cutting, which is a tedious and long process - completely worth it though (I think!).
I wanted to create a few cards with a sentiment that would reveal another sentiment as your eyes read through the card. So for my first card I used the word 'smile' repeatedly until you finally then read: 'I love you'.
Card 1: Smile. I Love You.
I first started by die-cutting the 'smile' word in five colours: Pale Peach, Pink Peach, Buttercream, Silver Grey and Pewter.
A little tip: I adhered Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clear Double Sided Adhesive 5"x12" to the back of each card stock which quickened the process of adhering each word to the card front...its sticky stuff but well worth your time and effort to apply before hand so that your not using a glue pen to stick each word down.
I then die-cut the words 'i love you' in silver glitter card stock and again 3x in white. This was then adhered together to create dimension on the card (see below).
After all the die-cutting was completed it was a process of placing them down, making sure to avoid repeating colours. Any letters that were hanging off the card front was trimmed off and the card front was adhered to a card base (using the same card as the die-cut words). I finished each card with a few enamel dots and twine.
Below are a few more examples using the same technique.
Card 2: Friends...Forever, Always.
Card 3: Happy Birthday, Let's Celebrate.
ECD Supplies used:
Modascrap: Dashing Rectangles
Joset: Words 1 -Celebration
Joset: Words 2 - Thinking of you
Joset: Words 4 - Remember
Soft Finish Cardstock - White / Sampler set 1 (Vintage)
Clear Double Sided Adhesive: 12"x5"
Silver Glitter Cardstock
You can check out other projects the Elizabeth Craft Designs team have created - here.
Entered into SSS: Wednesday Challenge (Add a Sentiment)