Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cheapo Dies Hanging Light Card

Hello crafty friends,
My name is Melinda. I am super excited to be here today and be part of the 2018 Design Team for Cheapo Dies.  Like many of you, I love, love to craft but often find myself on a limited budget.

So finding great quality craft items at an affordable price is always a big deal!  I hope my time on the Cheapo Design Team will encourage you to check out and invest in what Cheapo Dies has to offer! 

I will be sharing every Tuesday! For my inaugural project, I created a card using the hanging light exclusive die. Here’s my project.

Hanging Light Die Card by Melinda Beltran
My card is a standard A2 size. I used some patterned papers from some paper stacks in my stash. My card is of white cardstock and top folding. 

angled light
I started by cutting out the Hanging Light Die I used from some plain white cardstock. I then used my Versamark ink pad and embossed some Stampendous moonstone embossing powder onto it. I repeated the process twice so that I would have a nice thick layer of embossing powder on the die cut.

embosseddie cut
Here's a little bit closer picture to show the thickness of the die cuts.

thinkingof you 3
I used the oval scalloped die to cut out the thinking of you sentiment. I used the scalloped rectangle die for one of the mats. I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops Gray Mist for a subtle extra touch.

I used some Robin's Nest Cotton Candy Dew Drops for a decorative touch at the top. I also used some Gray ink to ink the edges of the larger patterned paper mat.

bow cu
I added a final touch of a cute bow with some seam binding ribbon. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dew Drop Heart Love Card

Hello Crafty friends!
I hope your week is going wonderful and you were able to enjoy a little “love” yesterday! Today I am sharing a card I created for my beloved for Valentine’s Day. Here’s what I designed.

Dew Drops Heart Card
I started with a standard A2 sized card base. I used some black cardstock. I then cut a mat of white cardstock and then a mat using some patterned paper from the Black Currant DCWV Stack. I set those aside.

Robins Nest Dew Drops Card Project Idea
Next I went to work designing my pretty heart. I cut out the layers in white cardstock for the scallop and the decorative top. Pink for the outer layer and then black for the inner layer. I added some pretty diamond drops around the border of the flourished die cut and then added a mix of pink, lt pink dewdrops as well as some pretty black diamond drops.

I then colored in the black layer with my spectrum noir sparkle pen to give it that shimmer.

Robins Nest Dew Drops Card Project Idea
I then used a stamp from the MayMayMadeIt Stamp Set: All In Love. I used my black Aladine Pigment Ink to stamp the sentiment. I love the clean crisp image it gave.

Robins Nest Dew Drops Card Project Idea
Here’s a closer look at how I used some of the pretty black diamond drops as decorative accents on the top and bottom of my stamped sentiment.

Robins Nest Dew Drops Card Project Idea
I finished off the card by adding a strip of organza ribbon and a pretty little double bow. I added another pink dew drop to the center of the card for just a little extra touch.

Robins Nest Heart Love Card Melinda Beltran
Please feel free to pin this image for some inspiration! Here is one last look at the card. I think it turned out very nice. I think my hubby will appreciate it even though it is a tad “girly”…lol!

Products Used
IZink Black Pigment Ink
DCWV Black Currant Stack


White Organza Ribbon
All In Love Stamp Set

easter dew drops
cotton candy dew drops
obsidian diamond black drops
moonstone diamond white drops

I am a little behind on my You Tube Videos, but once I finish them up, I will post the video I made for this and will add a freebie link to it. Don't forget to head over to the Robin's Nest Shop and pick up some of these wonderful dew drops and diamond drops!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!