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Artistic Dies

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This month the challenge is to CASE the catalog.  Every week a different sample is chosen  to case.  You can chose to case the color combination, the layout, the stamp set, almost anything as long as it is inspired by the chosen sample.


I love this sample and am happy to get the opportunity to CASE it.  


I CASED the layout of the card pretty closely.  Instead of embossing an image on to the Vellum cardstock I chose to use one of the Artistic Dies.  To mimic the embossing I used Basic White to cut the die.  I used little dots of glue behind the die cut to attach it to the vellum.  You could also use Adhesive Sheets.   


Sometimes in the catalog there are items that can be easily overlooked.  I think the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper (page 135) is one of those products.  It is a little bit hidden in the catalog.  The paper has a nice shimmer and I used it for one of the strips behind the vellum.  I think it coordinates beautifully with the Expressions in Ink DSP since the DSP has gold foiling in the designs.  To attach the vellum to the panels, I again applied dots of glue to the back side of the vellum where the die is.  This helps to hide the adhesive.  I added a few Wonderful Gems, which are returning in the upcoming mini catalog.  The gems come in Clear and Red with flecks of gold glitter.  The clear ones were perfect for this card to more touches of gold.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for the challenge.




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