12 Dies of Clarity – day 6 June ‘just a little note’

So it’s onto my second post today with day 6 of my ’12 Dies of Clarity’ challenge, this time using the ‘just a little note to say’ die that was the June new design club from Claritystamp. This is a great little framed aperture die – there are now several of these from Clarity which is really handy as they all work together.

I started the first card with the ‘country cottages’ die from the ‘room with a view’ series. After cutting it into white card, I trimmed it down and cut it into the two halves before attaching them to pieces of the ‘Shenandoah’ designer paper. I went for a green & blue paper, so that it would look like the fields and sky. Fortunately, I had remembered to put Stick It onto the back of the card before I die cut it, so they were easy to stick to the paper.

I then cut the ‘just a little note’ die out of the Shenandoah paper, and attached it to the centre of a 5×7 card blank, using it in landscape orientation. The two ‘country cottages’ die cuts then went either side, but I offset them so the left hand one sat against the top of the card, and the right hand one against the lower edge.

Finally, I added a couple of strips of the Shenandoah paper, to balance out the white space. This card will be heading off to a friend in New Zealand, who’s just moved house to live in the centre of the South Island (not that I’m jealous!)

The second card was very simple. I cut the ‘just a little note’ die into a piece of white card, then trimmed it down and attached it to a piece of ‘Rainbow River’ designer card, which I’d cut down to fit on an A6 card blank. Again, the Stick It was invaluable to make the back of the die cut adhesive.

I then cut the ‘happy birthday’ from the ‘floral frame’ die set, and attached that to the lower part of the card front, adding a few little die cut hearts.

Simples (to quote the advert!) This is a great design if you need to make a quick card, and could easily be adapted by using a coloured card for the dies and different shades in the designer paper.

So that’s the midway point on my two challenges to take me through the 12 Days of Christmas – it’s all downhill from here!

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