Hello beautiful layout

Happy Sunday everyone.

Donna here to share with you my take on this month’s theme: Using die cuts on your project

I created this page with lots of die cutting involved. I adhered the die cuts first and colored them to blend onto the background.


I brushed Mod Podge to the cardstock first and mixed glimmer mist and mica powder to create first layer of my background. After it has dried, I brushed a mixture of watered down gesso and the rest of the first mixture. I used my heat gun for faster drying time. For the last layer of color, I used watercolors. I concentrated in the middle for a brighter hue of pink. Then I tapped the brush to create the little splatters. I cut about 1/2 inch around and mounted this onto another paper.

Here are detailed shots of the layout






And here’s what you have to do to play along this month:

Use cutting dies on your project .

Upload your entry at our  members gallery and link us up in this thread in the forum “July 2015 challenge –Die cutting”.

To understand how to add your projects to the gallery, please check the tutorial here.

All entries are due by 31st July, 2015.

Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.

Note: a winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.

Can’t wait to see your submissions!

Happy crafting,


Supplies used:

Altenew Hennah Elements Die set

Cheery Lynn Design Dies – Small Exotic Butterflies #1 w/Angel Wings

Kaisercraft Cherry Blossom Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ – Sunrise

Kaisercraft Cherry Blossom Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ – Serenity

American Crafts Solids VANILLA Textured Cardstock 12×12

Bazzill Cardstock 12×12″ Classic White

Studio Gesso White 4 Ounces

Prima Art Ingredients Mica Powder – Pink

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Watercolor (or similar like gelatos or Prismacolor)

Ranger Tim Holtz Tools Waterbrush Nib Detailer

Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® | Key Holes

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book 12×12″ Paper Pad (just one of the papers)

Maggie Holmes Open Book Cardstock Floral Ephemera Flowers & Leaves 102/Pkg

Sizzix Big shot (or similar to this)

My Mind’s Eye – Follow Your Heart Collection – Be Happy – Button Card

Alphas stickers

Bloom Flowers Paper Fresh Cut .75″ To 1″ 100/Pkg

Prima flowers (or similar to this)

Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Flair

Rhinestones (or similar)

Prima flower dies (or similar)

Sakura Micron Pen