Saturday, July 20, 2019

Friendship Vase Card -- for Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

I'm posting today on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  I love shopping in the Dies R Us Store, where there are over 55 brands of dies and lots of supplies. 

I tend to like my cards simple, but bold, and today's card follows that theme.

Dies, distress oxide inks, some pearl accents, and it's a wrap.  Sounds like a great card, right?  You be the judge:

Bright and bold, right?  Here's how I did it, and the products I used (linked at the end of this post).

I used a vase and flower die for Die-Namites, and 6 shades of Distress Oxide ink, plus a word die.

I started by blending the background.  I have found that a very smooth card stock works best for me.  I started with the lightest colors first.  In this case, it was the middle of the card, so it was the Squeezed Lemonade, then the Mustard Seed, the the Twisted Citron, then the Salty Ocean.  After that, I switched back to the lower part of the card, blending the Barn Door, and lastly, the Seedless Preserves.

The background was so colorful, that I decided to leave the Wide Vase die cut in white.  I liked the contrast of it against all the colors of the background.  I wanted a simple sentiment that wouldn't overpower the Wide Vase, so used this "Friends" from Elizabeth Craft, cutting it with a card stock that matched a color from the background.  Then, all I had to do was construct the card and add some pearl accents with my Ice White Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

I've had a large collection of Viva Decor Pearl Pens for years and I love them!  There are newer products on the market, but Viva Decor Pearl Pens work great.  It is very easy to control how large the dot of color is, the colors are rich and pure, and there is a lot of product in one pen.  The Dies R Us Store has a limited supply right now, but I hope they re-stock soon because they are one of my favorite supplies in the whole store!  If you haven't tried them, I hope you do.  Dies R Us also offers one of the lowest prices on these Pearl Pens that I've seen. 

Products used from the Dies R Us Store:

Seedless Preserves

That's it for my Flower Vase Friendship Card.  I hope you visit the Dies R Us Inspiration blog each day to see the wonderful designs my fellow teammates create.  There is so much inspiration here!  Then, make your own creation and enter the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There are great prizes you can win! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers -- ATG with Dies
The flower Challenge -- pretty pastels


  1. Julie that is a gorgeous rainbow card and that background makes the white die pop.

  2. Fab array of colour on your background. really makes your flower in a vase stand out. Love distress oxides, they are lush aren't they. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Daisy Chains and good luck! Michelle DT

  3. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Daisy Chain Challenge, hope to see you again :)

  4. So beautiful! The background is gorgeous. Great to see you in the HLS gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT