French Dies {Fri}: Botanical Cards

Friday, April 23, 2021

Hello, Kraftie Friends!

I have a few cards to share using Die Cuts + Botanical Themes...

Here's a way (or 2) to make the most out of your die cut scraps...

Card #1 - Trim a card front panel and after you die cut, use the scrap as a window or frame:

I popped the frame with Foam Tape on a stamped panel. Then, added stamped/shaped flowers (they were colored with alcohol-based markers).

#2 - Plan where you die cut on a panel and use the negative as part of your card design
(card on left):

Die cuts: Spellbinders and Sizzix, Washi Tapes from my stash.

Card #2

Card #3


Card #1

1. The Card Concept #153 {Loads of Lavenders}

2. Die Cut Divas: Window or Aperture Card

3. The Flower Challenge #55: Pretty Pastels

4. Simon Says Mon: Bright, Cheerful Colors 

5. A Bit More Time to Craft: AGoes

Card Set

1. Twofer Card Challenge #37: Leaves

Card #2

1.  Shopping Our Stash #443: Plant Life!

Card #3

1. Creative Craft Cottage #139: Include an Animal

2. Dies R Us #167: AGoes (with brands that DRU sells)

3. Cut It Up #224: Masculine Cards

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  1. Fabulous cards . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
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  2. You've given me food for thought, Lilian. Usually when I'm die cutting, I try to get things as close to the edge as possible - to save paper. But now, I just might have a go with planning those die cuts and making a card front! So very clever of you! Your cards turned out wonderfully, and I am loving the bird within your circles. So tropical and pretty. Thank you for joining us at The Twofer Challenge. Stay safe. Bev

  3. Great tips, Lilian, and two great leaf designs for Twofer! I love the tropical feel, colors, and that wonderful bird! Thank you for playing in TCC #37! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Wonderful cards. I do so like the aperture card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our aperture/window card challenge.

  5. Oh, I love that purple and the layered look of your card. Your leaf cards are beautiful and exotic and the circle is the perfect frame to highlight your lovely bird. Alison, Twofer GD

  6. What a beautiful Mother's Day card. The flowers are gorgeous. I like the "organic" edge of your window. So fun that it's not straight lines. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

    sue n.

  7. Great idea to use the negative as you window on card one; delighted to see your card at Die Cut Divas!! Love your twofer too!! Linda Diva DT

  8. That's a really great idea. I love your use of the positive and negative spaces on these cards, and the stamping also adds subtle layers. Fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing them with us at Cut it Up for our Masculine Card challenge!


  9. Stamping a few of these florals in pastels on your panel was a great idea, Lilian! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Flower Challenge!

  10. what incredibly beautiful cards, those dies are very cool! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (plant life!) STASH with us this fortnight!

  11. thank you for all the inspiration, Lilian, each card is lovely! and thank you for playing along at the Card Concept. I always have a hard time tossing the frames my dies create. Now I know how to use them!

  12. These are all lovely! What a great use of your scrap cardstock. Thanks so much for linking up to the DRU Anything Goes Challenge. Best of luck to you!


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