Hello friends!! I’m super excited to be the Guest Designer on the Top Dog Dies blog today! I was able to work with the amazing Leaf Mosaic Die as well as the Borders #2 and the Make A Banner dies.
For my first card, I die cut the Leaf Mosaic out of glossy white paper and broke out my alcohol inks! I used a variety of green, gold and burgundy shades and pounced the ink over the entire die cut. I cut the inside two squares out with a craft knife and set aside the two leaves for another card. The sentiment stamped and embossed in gold is from the Winnie & Walter stamp set “The Party”. (I performed a little bit of stamp surgery so that the sentiment would fit in the narrow space, lol!).
I stamped ‘birthday' on a burgundy strip of paper, scored it and notched the ends to make a banner that gave the card an extra pop of color.
I absolutely love the pierced detail on the scalloped borders!
My third project isn’t a card at all! I thought I’d use the Make A Banner dies to create a bookmark.
I love that all of the pieces you need to create an awesome banner are here in this set. To begin, I die cut two of the banners (one for the front, one for the back) as well as an extra border piece. The border pieces were layered offset to get a different look. My initials were cut with the Vintage Alphabet die from gold glitter cardstock. To put it all together, I scored the banner piece for the back just below the attachment holes so that it will act as a hinge. I laminated my bookmark to make it extra sturdy, but you could definitely skip this step! I attached the front and back with brads I found in my stash.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects today as much as I enjoyed creating them! A big thank-you to Amanda for inviting me to guest design for Top Dog Dies!