PinkFresh Studios

Background Die Cuts

Today I’m going to show a background die cut that can be used all year round.  To do this simply pick the colors that are found in nature for that time of the year.  Spring & summer (depending where you live) might bring a lot of greens, yellow & pinks; autumn might bring bronze, yellows & orange.  Wintertime (at least for me) consists of light green, dark green, white and dark red.

Similar to my post using the egg die from Pretty Pink Posh a few weeks back, I love to use the positive and negative die cuts- this allows one to make multiple cards much more easily.  Today I’m using a large background die cut from Altenew to create multiple backgrounds.  Prior to cutting, I adhere double sided tape (in a sheet) to the cardstock- and voila- it is easy to put the cards together.

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I’m even making a Christmas card using the dark green as the background (not shown here)- but these are examples of how to make a fall, spring or summer card.  Altenew has done a fantastic job making a die that is super versatile and allows you even to layer the flowers by using the negative die cuts!

Here is one of the final cards:

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I usually don’t add a sentiment until I know whom I am sending the card to.  The sentiment die cut is from a recent My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts.  Thanks for stopping by!

Die cut: Spring Shower from Altenew, MMH March kit from Hero Arts

Various cardstocks from different companies

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Hello Bluebird

MacGregor’s Garden

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I love Peter Rabbit. Thoughts of him bring me right back to my childhood, listening to my mom tell me all about Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and the naughty Peter.  Well, Peter is not naughty in this stamp set- he is perfectly adorable!  Today I have a card using the new stamp set “MacGregor’s Garden”, a nod to Peter Rabbit, from Hello Bluebird.   I also used their Gallery Die Frame #1 to provide a framework for the card.

The Gallery Die Frame #1 comes with a “hello” die, and a die set of stars, flowers & hearts. I used the flower die cut to cut out flowers from various colored cardstocks, including a lovely bronze cardstock.  The frame was cut from a sunny yellow Hero Arts paper pack. I stamped & die cut the rabbit & birds and added a little bit of copic coloring to brighten their appearance.

Prior to assembling the card, I first used a new Ranger Distress Blending brush to add some distress oxide broken china for the sky.  I am so pleased with how easy it is to add color with the new brushes- they work like a dream!  Much easier to add than using the Ranger foam applicators!

Assembling the card came so naturally and easily, I simply used foam squares to make the birds & rabbit stand out and used double adhesive tape for all the rest.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Stamp set: MacGregor’s Garden from Hello Bluebird

Die set: Gallery Die Frame #1 from Hello Bluebird

Paper: paper pack from Hero Arts, glimmery paper from Simon Says Stamp

Copics: R20, Y11, YR15 & 0 (colorless blender)

Distress oxide ink in broken china