10 February 2017

Grow Love

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has many wonderful sentiments with their stamp sets. I often use the sentiments for a variety of cards. This card features a KKS sentiment and an abstract flower die cut from Mylar shimmer paper and festooned with red metallic paper and sheer ribbon.


Putting It Together

I had a thought to make a stencil from a scrap bit of acetate using the Lavalier die. Seeing the die cut in clear plastic, I got the idea to cut it from mylar. Die cutting plastic or mylar requires the Precision Base for the die to cut hard enough to actually cut the material.

I also trimmed a red panel and then die cut an interior rectangle to make the red as a frame. I die cut a red heart to go on the flower as it's centre. I dry fit the elements as I designed the card.

I stamped the sentiment and adhered the items to the front of the card and then gave a thought to the inside.

I used the plastic stencil I made, the one that sparked the idea for this project, to add an impression of the die cut with a Clarity brush and Distress Ink.

The Clarity brush has a softer look than the blending sponges.

To echo the front, I added a heart to the centre of the flower on the inside.

I love how the mylar petals take on different colours depending on how the light hits the flower.


Tuesday Throwdown: Heart Strings
Try It On Tuesday: Hearts and Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers: Love
Dies R Us: Hearts
Emerald Creek Dare: Rock the Red
Addicted to Stamps and More: Holiday
Crafty Gals Corner: Shades of Red
Creative Moments: Love Is In the Air
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Anything Goes


  1. Very pretty card. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

  2. Beautifully elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  3. Simply beautiful and I love the sweet touch on the inside! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us over at TioT this time! Hugs!

  5. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  6. What a nice card....I love the Mylar die cut image! Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown challenge!

  7. Very stylish CAS card.

    Thank you so much for joining in with my Love, Love, Love challenge this time.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  8. Such a very pretty CAS style card! Thanks so very much for playing along with us at Dies R Us challenges! Hope to see you in the next challenge! Happy Crafting!
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card with us at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o)
    Happy crafting, Maike

  10. lovely CAS card. great idea of replicating image on the inside. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  11. love the Mylar flower and how you repeated the design on the inside of the card - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

  12. Beautiful and very elegant card...thank you for joining us at ATSM
    Željka DT

  13. Beautiful card!
    LOVE it, inside and out, such an elegant design!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  14. Love the mylar die cut! Such a pretty card and love the extra design touch on the inside of the card too! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge!
    Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

  15. Such a brilliant idea with the self made plastic stencil and such a beautiful card!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia x


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