Make Every Day Special With This Gorgeous DIY Card!

Love Card

Hi everyone!  Jan here today, sharing the love with a few Sizzix products from the new David Tutera collection.  There isn't any weddings in our family at the moment... even though we are always dropping hints to our children; but that doesn't mean this wedding collection can't be used in everyday projects.  I've created this 6 x 6 card using a Thinlits die, embossing folder, and stamps.


First die-cut the Floral Label Thinlits die from cardstock.  The Sizzix sandwich for die-cutting a Thinlits die in my Big Shot is; Standard Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, Paper, Thinlits Die, Standard Cutting Pad.


I've stamped a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" white mat, using watercolour paper.  I like using a watercolour paper from Ranger Ink that is smooth on one side, textured on the other.  The smooth side is perfect for stamping on. My stamps which are also from David Tutera's collection, are called Floral Embellishments.  I marked a few dots on my paper lightly with a pencil, where my floral die-cut was going to be.  This helped determine where my stamped images would go.  I wanted a light airy feeling to my images, so I stamped with clear embossing ink and white embossing powder.


After embossing my stamped images with white powder, I used waterbased coloured markers and a watercolour brush to add in my colour.  I added a touch of light colour to the edges of my leaves, just so they show up a bit more.


When I stamped my images part of them will be covered by the die-cut.  You can see I didn't stamp the entire image in a few places.


I didn't have the Sentiments & Table Numbers Stamp set which would have been perfect for the center of my die-cut, so instead I die-cut the word love from Lindsey Serata's Love in Lights Framelits and stamp set.


I adhered my die-cut in the center of my card.  On top of this a small square of white cardstock was pop-dotted on top, then the Love die-cut adhered.  I added in small dots of clear epoxy drops around the edge of the white square.


A bow was added to the bottom of the white square.  This card piece was adhered onto a white card base with a turquoise mat.  I usually use pop dots on my mat layers, it adds a bit of dimension.


For the inside of my card, I embossed the edge of a white piece of cardstock, using one of the folders from the David Tutera 3pc Textured Impressions Border set.


This embossed border was lightly inked and my mat was adhered to another coloured mat, then my card base.  By this time, I was really wishing I had that David Tutera Sentiments & Numbers stamp set, to stamp a sentiment on the inside!

Love Card#10

Here's another look at my finished card.  I should mention that those flowers in my little ornament, were ones I had made years ago for a Tim Holtz Tattered flower challenge here.  Just by using my Sizzix Tattered flower dies, Chiffon, Distress stains or ink watered down to colour them, and wire.  I seem to like turquoise, don't I?  Hope you enjoyed my tutorial, have a great day!



Other Materials Used:

  • Cardstock
  • Watercolour paper
  • Zig waterbased markers
  • Distress Ink
  • Clear Nuvo Jewel Drops
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Pop Dots
  • Clear embossing ink
  • white embossing powder

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2 thoughts on “Make Every Day Special With This Gorgeous DIY Card!”

  • Boomdeeadda

    Stunning Jan and you know how much I love the colors! I really love the embossing mixed with water colour. Thanks for such a complete tutorial. Your photo's are great. We miss you xo k

  • marci piraro

    Gorgeous card!

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