Friday, July 29, 2016

NEW Create-A-Card Card Base Dies

Happy Friday everyone! Crafter's Companion just launched a brand new line of dies. Die'sire Create-A-Card Card Base Dies! They are FANTASTIC! You gotta check 'em out. 6 new sets of dies that cut a perfect shaped card base! YAY!

Here's a fun card I made using the Ruth Create-A-Card Card Base Die.


I LOVE this shape! It can be used for so many crafting styles. As you can see, it worked perfectly for a "dude" card.

I die-cut the base card using Crafter's Companion Kraft Cardstock.  I used the Just For Men 6" x 6" Checkerplate embossing folder to add texture to the bottom of the card. To finish the top edge of the textured area, I cut super thin strip of paper from the Just For Men 6" x 6" Paper Pad Urban Collection paper pad and adhered. I also added a thin strip at the top of the card edge. Don't you just love how small bits of detail like that really add to the design?!


I went to town using a bunch of goodies from the Just for Men Colletion by Sara Davies. What a fun card for that special "dude" ;) All the cogs and gears are die-cut and embossed with the best silver mirror cardstock on the planet! (shhhhh! It's from Crafter's Companion...and is coming soon! But you didn't hear that from me.) Some fun stamping and distressing. "Happy" is actually die-cut through the card front with a piece of designer paper from the Urban Collection Pad adhered on the inside of card -- to the back of the card front. Then I die-cut a single panel of the same size die from kraft cardstock and adhered the back of the card font... to give the inside a professional finish.

I die-cut 1 layer of the smaller size "Ruth" die, from a piece of Just for Men designer paper by placing the "non-cutting edge" of the die at the edge of the paper. After die-cutting, I lightly sponged distress ink before adhering to the inside of the card. We don't see a lot of crafters posting the inside of a card...so I wanted to make sure YOU know that the inside does matter. Bringing in some elements of the card front to the inside of the card really makes it "Epic" ;)


I'm loving all the new goodies from Crafter's Companion. And...there's more to come...just sayin ;)

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Later dude! lol


Crafter's Companion Die'sire Create-A-Card Card Base Die - Ruth
Crafter's Companion Just For Men 6" x 6" Embossing Folder - Checkerplate
Crafter's Companion Just For Men Special Birthday Metal Dies
Crafter's Companion Just For Men Cogs and Gears Metal Dies
Crafter's Companion  Just For Men Urban Graffiti Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Just For Men Street Wise Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Just For Men Rock Star Stamp Set 
Crafter's Companion Just For Men 6" x 6" Paper Pad Urban Collection
Crafter's Companion Together Forever Luxury Matt Mirror Card (coming soon!)
Crafter's Companion Kraft Cardstock
Die-cutting & Embossing Machine
Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Walnut Stain
Distress Archival Ink Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke
Ranger Archival Ink Plum
Ink Blending Tool
Adhesive
Dimensional Foam Adhesive