Today’s card isn’t actually a swap, it’s a birthday card that I received from my Pen Pal, Karen Yakel. It’s so beautiful that I just had to share it with you. It uses three die sets, two of which I don’t own, so it was extra fun to look them up in the catalog.
Karen started with a standard 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Basic White card stock scored at 4 1/4″ for the base and added a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Night of Navy to the front. The next layer is where the magic begins! The pretty stitching on the Soft Succulent layer is created with a large die called the Stitched Greenery Die. It doesn’t cut off any part of the paper, but adds the detailed leaf stitching to the paper. AWESOME! The greeting is stamped on Basic White with Night of Navy ink and then die cut with one of the Stitched With Whimsy Dies, again these dies don’t cut out any pieces of the paper but add a decorative stitching. It was then trimmed around the stitching to create a label. The final die cut piece is the flower, which was created with the Iconic Die set. I’m not quite sure how Karen cut the background, white layer, of the flower which the outlined flower sits on, because the die set only contains the outlined die not a background. If I hear from Karen about how she did that, I’ll update this post.