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Recreate This Bright Card For Someone Sweet!

March 17, 2019

Hello! It’s Wanda today, sharing a bright, fun card that is perfect to give someone who has brightened your day in some way.

Check out my tutorial below for this sweet card below:

On a piece of 5″ x 7″ white Yupo paper, I worked up my background using Alcohol Ink (Ranger) and canned air. Put a drop of ink on your Yupo….

… and then use the canned air to move the ink. For this piece I was trying to blow straight down in the center of each drop of ink. Tip: If the ink doesn’t move how you want, just add another drop and blow again.

I continued this step until I was happy with my piece.

Then, I die cut Sweet (A Way With Words, Sweet Smiles Set) from adhesive-backed craft foam, placing the die on the adhesive side.

I cut a piece of hard plastic packaging, large enough to adhere the word to. Then I removed the adhesive liner from the foam and stuck the word to the plastic.

My initial plan was to use Alcohol Lift Ink and my “foam stamp” to lift and then stamp the word Sweet on my card; however, my Alcohol Lift Ink is hiding from me.

Plan B – I used Archival Ink in a light color to remove color from my alcohol ink background. I stamped Sweet with the Archival Ink, blotted where I stamped with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and then rubbed/buffed the area to bring out the lift. I repeated this all the way down my paper.

I decided to trim 1/8″ off the right side and top of my paper so that I could attach this to a 5″ x 7″ folded card base. These strips can be used on other projects, or on the inside of the card to give it a little extra pizzazz.

I added an edge around my panel using Gold Paint and Light Gold Silk Microfine Glitter. Working one edge of the panel at a time so the paint wouldn’t start to dry, I sponged on the paint and then added the glitter. The glitter sticks perfectly to the wet paint. Once the paint is dry you can remove the excess glitter.

You Are (A Way With Words, You Are Perfect Set) and Sweet were die cut from both white and yellow cardstock. They were layered together, white on the bottom and yellow on the top, offsetting each just a little bit.

Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive to White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die Cut the detailed butterfly (A Way With Words, Butterfly Flourish Set), placing the die against the adhesive side.

Remove the adhesive from the die cut and add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the butterfly. Remove excess glitter and burnish with your fingertip.

Add fiber to the left side of the background panel, and then adhere panel to folded card. Attach die cuts as shown. The butterfly was glued on by just the body area so the wings can pop up, adding an extra 3D element.

Glitter Dot Stickers (Silver/Gold) were added to the butterfly body as well.

I hope you like today’s card!!!! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Hugs, Wanda

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Be Not Afraid

February 27, 2019

Hello!!! It’s Wanda here today, sharing an idea of how to use any of the “spray” dies in the A Way With Words collection. I’ve used the Butterfly Spray (from the Butterfly & Stars Spray set) for my project today. This idea has been roaming about my mind for a couple of weeks and I needed to give it a try. I’m really pleased with the result!!!

To begin I cut a piece of 110# Soft Finish Cardstock to a 6″ square. I then added really light pencil lines from corner to corner and across and down at the halfway points. This gives you 8 lines or 8 spaces to use as a guide for die cutting.

Next I used a Stitched Circle die to cut a circle from the middle of my paper. This makes it easier to place the dies for cutting.

Place the die, putting the part of the die you want to cut on top of the paper and the part of the die you don’t want to cut through the hole and under the paper. Use a piece of removable tape to hold the die in place.

Run this through your die cutting machine, going only far enough to cut the design on the front of the paper and then go in the reverse direction to get your paper out of the machine. The first time I cut, I ran my piece all the way through the machine but it left marks where the die was behind the paper.

Continue placing and cutting the spray. Here I’m just using the larger end of the spray to cut on every other line. You could choose to line your die up in the open areas between the lines for a slightly different look.

After finishing the first 4 cuts, I then did the in-between lines using the smaller end of the spray.

And here is my piece with all the butterflies cut. Yes, that center looks ugly but we will be covering it up.

I erased all the pencil lines and then sponged ink around the edges.

I layered my Butterfly piece over another square cut to 6 1/8″. For this square I used a piece of Kraft Metallic card from the Jewels pack (Tim Holtz Idea-ology).

I stamped the quote (from the Where Flowers Bloom Clear Stamp Set) onto the textured side of 90# Soft Finish Cardstock using a stamp platform –– this allows me to stamp it multiple times to get a good image on the texture and to make it nice and dark. I die cut this with the Stitched Circle die that is one size larger than the die I used for the center.

Cut another circle with the next size larger Stitched Circle. Sponge ink around the edges of both circles. I used the same color as my Butterfly piece.

Layer both circles using Foam Tape and attach the stacked circles to the project with Foam Tape.

I then attached my complete piece to another square of 110# Soft Finish White, cut to 6 1/4″ square. This was just to make the whole piece a bit firmer.

You could choose to make this a large card for someone or even put it in a frame for a home decor piece (use one of the Happy Frame sets and size your project accordingly).

I hope you like this project and, if you have any of the Spray dies, you are inspired to try something like this!!!

Hugs, Wanda

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Bliss

January 23, 2019

Hello!!! Wanda here! I am thrilled to be back sharing on the ECD blog. I was part of Suzanne’s team back in 2016 and needed to step away from it because of life stuff but now I’m back.

I have a really simple card today using one of the brand new A Way With Word dies, Bliss. Isn’t the calligraphy for this word just beautiful!!!

Let’s get started —

1. Create an Alcohol Ink background on a 5″ x 7″ piece of White Yupo Paper by dripping and/or using felt on a block to apply your alcohol inks (Ranger Ink). You could make this in any color combination that you wanted. I’ve used the colors Amethyst, Flamingo, and Patina. The thicker lines of ink stay sticky for a bit after the rest of the ink is dry. At this point, I used a foil sheet to add metallic accents. With your foil, color/design side up, use your finger to press the foil sheet onto your background in the sticky areas. As you pull the sheet back up it leaves behind bits of foil.

2. Cut white cardstock for the main layer of the card. Cut a block from the alcohol background to go across the white cardstock. Die cut the ModaScrap Lacy Poppies from the rest of the background. Attach flowers and block to the white cardstock as shown.

3. Die cut Bliss from both white cardstock and silver mirror cardstock. Glue the words together offsetting them to see the silver and glue them to the card.

4. Layer the main panel to a coral colored panel and then to the folded white card.

I hope you like this card. It is such an simple card and so pretty. It would be easy to make several and spread some sunshine through the mail.

Hugs, Wanda

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Christmas Thank You

December 3, 2016

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Happy Saturday to you!!!  Wanda here 🙂  It’s just 3 weeks until Christmas and I can hardly believe how quickly this year has flown by.   In the hustle and bustle of life we don’t always have time or take time to send out thank yous.  If I do make some, they are often something quick.  Sometimes I want to send a special thank you and I think this card would qualify for that!!   Continue Reading

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Brrrrrrr Birdie

November 12, 2016

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Happy Saturday to you! I hope this post finds you well! It’s Wanda here. As I write this post, the weather here in south central Iowa is unseasonably warm and according to the weather man it will still be this way when the post goes live. I’m thankful that winter is holding off, although if it was as fun and cute as this card I wouldn’t mind it a bit. The A Way With Words Brrrrrrr die is so much fun for cards and it would be fabulous to use on wintery scrapbook pages. I also love that an extra snowflake is included in the die set! Continue Reading

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Merry Christmas Card

October 15, 2016

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Hello!!!  It’s Wanda here today to share a beautiful Christmas card that could easily be done production line style. It uses the newest Merry Christmas die set designed by Suzanne Cannon. I love the style and size of this set and the fact that you can arrange the words however you’d like.

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Thinking Warm Thoughts with A Way With Words

September 3, 2016

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Hello!!  It’s Wanda here today to share another project using the A Way With Words dies.  Today I’ve combined part of an older set (“Thinking” from “Thinking of You”) with a new set (“Warm Thoughts”) to create a card perfect for sending to someone needing encouragement.  Add a hand-written note to the inside and it is sure to brighten their day considerably.   Continue Reading

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A Way With Words – New Merry Christmas

August 13, 2016

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Hello!!  It’s Wanda here today and I’m super excited to be sharing a project using the brand new Merry Christmas from the A Way With Words line by designer Suzanne Cannon.  Christmas will be here in a flash and it’s not too soon to start those cards!!! I’m also using the new CountryScapes Fence and, of course, some old favorites.  I love how the glittery swirls on this background make me think of a snowy day in winter. Continue Reading

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A Way With Words – Autumn

July 16, 2016

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Hello Everyone!!!  I hope this post finds you well!!  It’s Wanda here today.  We are in the midst of summer with some pretty hot days and then a couple cool ones thrown in over the holiday weekend earlier this month.  Cool enough that it made you think of Autumn.  It’s not often here in southern Iowa that you’d need a jacket on a July day!!!  So I took that cool weather motivation and created an Autumn piece that will look beautiful sitting on the counter in my kitchen when Autumn really gets here.  

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