Simon Say Stamp -Vine Background Tie-Dye Cards



Hello Lovelies! I've barely recovered from the awesomeness of Simon Says Stamp's 2021 DieCember® Blog Hops, but my new favorite sweatshirt inspired me to do some Tie-Dye ink blending and turn ONE background diecut into TWO paper-pieced textured cards!


I'm using the Vine Background Die to create a pair of cards with the same color scheme but different looks. Usually I have a favorite, but this time I love both of my children equally! LOL


I've been trending very pastel lately, both inside and outside my craft room and was recently gifted a comfy tie-dye sweatshirt which may have inspired today's cards...I'll let you decide...



I'm not saying they're the same, but I'm also not arguing if someone else says so... LOL Apart from the Vine Background Die, you'll need some other things to get started with these cards.



Click here to view the full supply list or check out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.


Let's tie-dye!


 

PREPARING THE TIE-DYE BACKGROUND

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

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Since we are using the same background for both cards, lets work on that first and then we can get to assembling these cards. I got way too excited and forgot to take a picture before I diecut with the Vine Background Die!


Don't worry, our tie-dyeing involves some super-easy ink-blending in a radiant style using the smaller Simon Blending Brushes to achieve a gentle color gradientI



  1. As you can see that this easy technique that starts with some circular ink-blending first with the Pawsitively Saturated Melon Ink Pad in the center of an A2-sized piece of white 110lb cardstock

  2. For the second ring, the Pawsitively Saturated Bubblegum ink was slightly overlapped with the original Melon circle to merge the colors for a pastel ombre

  3. This is followed by the Pawsitively Saturated Marine ink that creates a beautiful purple color before finishing in the blue color towards the edges of the cardstock (my awesome photo editing skills somehow turned my blue more turquoise than it is in actual life...)

  4. Die-cut the resulting tie-dye ink panel as well as a piece of white cardstock using the Vine Background Die as shown below



With that out of the way, I over-compensated with loads of photos for the card assembly, so that you won't need much by the way of written instructions for that. :-)


 


SORRY I FORGOT CARD - Paper-pieced Ink-Blended Background, Layered on a Textured Card Front and Accented with Stacked Die-cut

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

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PREPARING THE CARD FRONT: PAPER-PIERCING & DIE-CUTTING SENTIMENT



Close up on finished paper-piecing Vine Background, with diecut sentiment layers ready to assemble.



Sentiment die-cut layered 3 times, dot on the "i" replaced with PinkFresh Studio Black Jewel.


Close-up of sentiment and placement of black jewel.


Add the Sentiment Strip to finish.



Let the Tie-Dye awesomeness commence!


Now on to our second card!

 

PEACE AT CHRISTMAS CARD - Ink-Blended Diecut, Layered on Textured Card Front and Accented with Stacked Die-cut

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Black Card Layer: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

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PREPARING THE CARD FRONT: ADHERING, INKING & LAYERING




Add the sentiment strip.



All done!



One last look at our "twofer" duo!



 

Lovelies, I hope that you will give this layout a try. You can do this with the Vine Background Die, but if you have other large dies with lots of open spaces, they may be suitable for this paper-piecing approach. Try those out as well and see what you come up with!


Let me know if the comments if you dig the pastel color schemes I have been experimenting with or if I need to focus on more vivid tones.


See you soon!

 

SUPPLIES:

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