I created this card a few weeks ago for a CASE study challenge.  For this one I paired 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ wide strips of different colored blue Bazzill cardstock were adhered to a slightly bigger white base. Clouds were cut out with Flat Bottom Cloud Die-namic dies.

The layer was adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded. A sentiment from Simon Says Stamps On Edge stamp set was stamped underneath the colored cardstock layers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

White cardstock was cut with the Simon Says Stamp die Always and adhered right on the edge of the colored cardstock edge.  Black Doodlebug Twine was tied right under that edge and topped with a button. Faux Stitching was added to the colored cardstock with a white gel pen. Three rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
Hugs and smiles

Beate

Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

34 Responses to “Always….”

  1. Hello Beate,
    what a beautiful and simple card. I love it. I don’t have any cloud dies but guess I could just free hand cut them. it’s a thought. thank you for sharing
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

  2. Great card, Beate – the cloud dies are a perfect touch! Loved your ‘Berry’ yesterday too – so sweet! Thanks for ALWAYS (pun intended) being an inspiration to me, my friend! Hugs…

  3. Hi Beate! Beautiful card
    God Bless :)

  4. What a gorgeous card Beaate. the layout is just perfect. hugs! Mojca

  5. Gorgeous…love the black twin with these colors!! Make the whole card really pop!
    Hugs,
    M

  6. This is so creative and fun! Lovin’ the cool design.

  7. Hello!

    I love the color combination and the layered look of the clouds! Very pretty! Wishing you a great Monday!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

  8. how pretty. The colors are amazing!

  9. I just love this card, Beate!! The colors are beautiful together and the dimension the cut-out clouds give is so fabulous!! Love it as always!! Have a great week :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  10. Lovely, colour combo, Beate, and I love the clean lines. I also really like how you cut out your clouds, and the lettering looks perfect :) x

  11. Gorgeous use of papers and die cutting Beate!

  12. eek! I totally love this!!! I have a stack of cardstock from my DD days and haven’t cut into it….must look for these sort of papers/colors and case this idea! I love rainbows and should try those colours with dies! Oh you are brilliant and SO inspiring!!!!

  13. What a beautiful card….love how you did the clouds….such inspiration…tfs

  14. cool idea for the background and like how you did the sentiment!

  15. This is so highly creative Beate! Love all those spliced together colors, then die cut out!!! Brilliant!

  16. so cool! love the color block background. fabulous card, Beate!

  17. I love this card and the previous card using the dies.. I’ve tried but the die I use didn’t work, it was the snowflake one, I use a different die that was too fussy, I need to try again. Been cleaning too much.

  18. This is one of my favorite (recent) cards of yours. I love the colors of the papers and cutting the clouds between the layers gives it such a great look. Thanks for the idea!

  19. Wow, you do some amazing work with dies! The layers of paper and the clouds are so lovely!

  20. This is such a cute idea for a card!! I might have to CAS this!! LOVE it!

  21. Beautiful colour combination Beate. This would be a great idea to CASE for a male card. Thanks for sharing

  22. I like how you cut the clouds out with the dies. I can see that technique working for so many different shapes!

  23. Another really CAS card!

  24. Love these cut out clouds and the simple but striking design!

  25. Love the colours of this one

  26. Lovely idea! You are always such an inspiration!!

  27. I love this card- the color combo is fantastic and the clouds are the perfect pairing for it!

  28. So pretty. I love the colors

  29. Great card! Love the idea with the negative die cut!

  30. I love how you’ve stacked the papers and the use of dies on this card. Very nice.

  31. I love how you have used the negative space of the dies on this wonderful card! your creativity is always such an inspiration! thank you! :)

  32. You are always so creative even with the simplest of designs. I really like the way you did your clouds.

  33. This is adorable! I am always make A2 cards but love your 3 1/2 x 11 cards so my goal for today is to make a card using those dimensions…off to craft!

  34. Those clouds are so cool. Neat idea. I also like the variety of colored strips you used. It’s a beautiful card. Want to do more of those cutouts on my cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

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