Sympathy Card-Die-Cut Peony

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Good Morning! Today is Feature Day 1 on the LDRS Inspiration Page. I encourage you to stop over because the latest release has some must-have craft room supplies. Have you thought about getting into foiling on your card but aren’t quite ready to make the investment yet? LDRS Creative has an answer for you….pre-printed toner sheets. They are fabulous and come in a myriad of designs. You can use them with your regular card-making card stock and a laminator. There really isn’t any learning curve. You will love them so check them out today. I hope there will be more to come in the future!

For today’s card, I created a sympathy card. I never seem to have these types of cards when I need them. I am using the new Peony Layered Dies from LDRS Creative. They are so versatile and can be used for any occasion. Plus, they are gorgeous!

Card Supplies

  • Peony Layered Die Set
  • Everyday Sayings Toner Sheets
  • Everyday Sayings Die Set
  • Blank Toner Sheets
  • A2 Diagonal Layered Card Toppers
  • One FIne Day 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock
  • Dark Wash Jeans Hybrid Ink
  • Colored Card Stock scraps
  • Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls
  • Gold Metallic Watercolor Paint
  • Laminator
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Die-Cut Machine
  • Glue
  • Foam Tape

Card details

  • Using the largest piece of A2 Diagonal Stitched Card Topper cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Take the Darkwash Jeans Hybrid Ink and ink blend around all edges of this panel. I ink blended about an 1″ section on each side.
  • Using gold metalic paint or watercolor splatter the blue background. Set this aside and allow to dry.
  • Using the One FIne Day Paper Pack, select the background you want for your floral image.
  • With the smallest of the two A2 Diagonal Stitched Card toppers die-cut your chosen patterned paper.
  • Dig through your scraps….I know you have them. Select about 4 different shades for your flower and 2 shades for the leaves.
  • Die-cut the floral image 2x. I started with the darkest card stock and worked up to the lightest.
  • You don’t HAVE to use all the layers. As you can see on the lower flower I didn’t use the largest piece.
  • Glue your die-cut pieces together. These LDRS Creative dies cut incredibly well and line up so easily.
  • Now arrange your focal point, making sure it doesn’t extend past you splatteres A2 panel. Glue these together.
  • Now for the foiling. Here are a few tips:
    • Heat up your laminator for at least 20 minutes.
    • Use parchment paper as a sleeve for your piece being foiled
    • Cut your foil slightly larger than your piece
    • Shiny side faces UP when you lay it over the image being foiled
  • Run your piece through your laminator and peel the foil away (don’t throw away the leftover foil)
  • Die-cut your sentiment with the Everyday die-cut and also cut a shadow with the coordinating die from white card stock.
  • Glue the sentiment and shadow together.
  • For card assembly, I used liquid glue and foam tape behind the floral focal element.
  • I glued the sentiment directly on the peonies.
  • I added foam tape tothe back of this panel and then added it to the splattered panel.
  • The entire panel was then added to a top-folding card base with double-sided adhesive.
  • Finally, I added a few gold pearls.

Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me in the comments as well! Now for a bonus bit…..

Here is why I told you not to throw away your foil. As you can see sentiments have been foiled. But LDRS Creative sells solid Toner Sheets. This enables you to put your used sheets on top and run them through your laminator again. See below for the result. It gives you another set of images. You can cut them into strips or use the shadow die to cut them out. I have put examples below.

This is a used piece of foil I used with the sentiment toner sheet.

Here is what it looks like after I placed it on the blank toner sheet and ran through the laminator a second time.

I die-cut this using the shadow die from the Everyday Sayings Die Set

Here is an example of a foil piece I used with the Floral Topper Toner Sheet paper pack doing the same thing.

Note: The foil does tend to get some crease in it after the initial foil and these creases will show up on the second pass through the laminator. To avoid this try to do your second pass immediately after your first. Adding a piece of card stock on top will eliminate SOME of these wrinkles. But, as you can see, there could be a ton of uses for this piece many people throw away.

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