~ ODBD Fancy Fan Die ~

It is hard to believe that April is drawing to a close.  As I write this post, the daytime temp has dropped to a crazy 57 degrees.  In just a few days, the weather forecast calls for a balmy 87 degrees!  Seriously???  It is no wonder that respiratory illnesses are EVERYWHERE!  Springtime in the Bluegrass state can bring a variety of weather events...  we have had snow on or close to Easter...  nearly 90 degree temps for high school graduations...  wild and crazy spring storms....  It's kind of like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates...  So with the weather fluctuating so wildly, it is easy to change your creative mood!  Today, I have a soft color palette featuring blue and white PLUS a few items from Our Daily Bread Designs' April release.  The May release is just around the corner, so don't forget to pop back by on May 1st to see what new items I have to share!  But in the meantime, let's go back and revisit the pastel shades of spring...

Isn't that a darling sentiment panel in the middle?  What is so cool about this is the die I used...  Fancy Fan Die.  Now, you could use this to create a traditional fan design like the one I did earlier this month shown HERE.  However, I chose this time to use two individual die cuts, overlapped and stamped, to create a sort of band around the card.  The base is a simple white card stock gate fold base with a slightly smaller DP mat (created with ODBD's Boho Bolds Paper Pad) AND a lattice layer created with ODBD's Lattice Background Die.  I added a soft blue DP die cut (also from the Boho Bolds Paper Pad collection) die cut as a focal panel with the Pierced Ovals Die set.  I created the flowers using the Aster Dies set and softly sponged them with light blue ink before lightly misting each layer with water and shaping to the desired look.  I added a bit of foliage using the Lovely Leaves Die set.  

So here are the April items you see...

and a few old favorites...

Don't forget to stop back by on May 1st for the chance to join our new release blog hop!  It promises to be fun!  Thanks again for your time!


Migdalia said…
Absolutely beautiful!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

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