The latest card kit has these 2 amazing create-a-card scene dies that are really just beautiful. You can do lots of fun techniques with these dies but truly just plain die-cutting on their own and they are gorgeous. The site with the demos has been down but you can check back to see if it has been updated – Crafters Companion Box site. The pretty purple box contains over 290 elements including 2 large metal dies, card blanks, envelopes, dew drops, pearls, ribbons, and lots of beautiful colored and patterned papers. The paper pallet is very soft and pretty. I did use some black cardstock and holographic cardstock for some added fun.
Sara Davies, the owner of Crafter’s Companion, always puts together a fun kit that is packed with lots of crafty items and new techniques. My kit was delivered with auto-ship through HSN as always. You can check out Crafter’s Companion website for more information. This kit, as always, is a wonderful bargain. There is a Facebook group that you can join once you subscribe which provides lots of community support and loads of examples; plus, Sara also has a monthly card kit site that you can refer to for demos/project pages.
You may want to use some adhesive backed paper since there are a lot of intricate details to the dies or you can use a dotty tape pen. You may also want to use some acetate behind the card fronts to add more stability. For stamping, I used the Spectrum Noir quick dry inks and the Harmony Water Reactive inks. I also used the Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers for all of my coloring. I find they are easy to use and blend colors without having to put much thought into it. CC has an amazing range of coloring products that even a novice can use and look like an artist. For glue, I used a combination of xyron tape, 3D glue gel and I used collall wet glue to raise up a few of the sentiments. I would also recommend the Crafter’s Companion glass mat. It is a true game changer. Once you work on a glass surface you will agree!
Here are a few of the cards I made – let me know which you like best…..
Let me know if you have any questions, and I would love to see what you create too so please feel free to share! Happy Crafting!!