Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Gina Marie Designs Cross Coverplate Die Shaker Cards

I designed these cards to showcase my friend Gina Gerfen's new Gina Marie Designs "Stitched Cross Background" die. The die can be used several different ways and looks very pretty with different colors of cardstock inserted in the cutouts around the cross, but I wanted to do something a little different to show the versatility of this die. You can find this "Stitched Cross Background" die at http://wholesalecraftingsupplies.com for only $10.

My card base is shimmery blue cardstock for both cards. Each card was made using 3 layers of adhesive foam, 2 layers of double-sided sticker paper, 1 layer of clear cardstock and 1 layer of silver cardstock for the top. I used the adhesive foam to form my first 3 layers and then inserted various sequins and seed beads in the openings. Then I put down a layer of double sided sticker paper I had die cut with the same die as the foam layers and adhered it to the top layer of foam. I then placed my layer of clear cardstock (I used the die as a template and cut around the outer rectangle) onto the exposed adhesive to adhere it to the foam. The I added another layer of double-sided adhesive die cut with the cross background die and added it to the back of the silver cardstock layer and then adhered that to the clear cardstock. For the top card, I stamped "Hallelujah" onto the white card background, while for the bottom card I adhered a yellow die cut from this cross die that I had stamped with "Hallelujah" before sticking it down over the cross piece of the die. I also used some crinkle ribbon from Paper Sweeties tied to the side of the second card.

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:
Tic Tac Toe Challenge: Green (some of the beads are green), beads, and geometric shapes (panels of the die)
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #124 - Easter (Week 2)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E4, Must Be Square or Rectangular #128 Anything Goes with a twist: Spring is in the Air
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational 2W -   #160 - Inspiration Image* (Week 1) 
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes / Twist of Easter
Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (March) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Easter
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - M, F - (March) Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Spring is in the Air
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (March) Always Anything Goes
Where the HeART is - M, 1st Monday of M, E3 - (March) Easter / Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 1) Photo Inspiration*
Dragonfly Dreams - M – (Mar 6) Use a Die Cut
National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop
Share Joy Challenge Sketch & Inspiration Photo
TIME OUT Challenges 2W #51 Easter &/or Spring - optional technique twist - Masking (W2 of 2)
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #176 Easter (alternative thank you) (W1 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. W,5E #354 Easter/Spring
  • We Love 2 Create  - 2W, 2E, F, SIO - #6 Anything Goes Mixed Media Craft Challenge (W1 of 2)


    1. Carrie, these are so beautiful! Loving that amazing die! Thanks for sharing!

    2. The design is so gorgeous!!! I'm speechless:) Thank you so much for joining us at SSD Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog!
      Olesya, DT

    3. Wow, this is striking. Such pretty colors. Thank you for playing with us at Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.
      Tracie Pond
      Stamping Smiles Designs
      Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
      Design Team Member

    4. BEAUTIFUL cards!!!
      LOVE how you transformed the stitched cross into a shimmering shaker!!!

    5. What a great idea to make a -not-so0easy- shakercard with the die! Love the first card and thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

    6. What a wonderful shaker card. It really shows off that die nicely. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

    7. Amazing shaker card, the design sounds very complex but the result is so clever. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


    8. Very creative shaker card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

    9. Wow what a stunning and inventive shaker card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

    10. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Our Crafty Corner.

      Deni Xx

    11. This is a lovely card to remind us of the real importance of Easter. I especially like the metallic/shimmery look of the cross and the frame. Thank you for joining the anything goes challenge at Eureka Stamps this week.

    12. Fantastic shaker cards. Lovely with the colourfull sequins.
      Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
      Good luck, Michelle (DT)

    13. A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

      Helen x

    14. Fantastic creation. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

    15. Beautiful shaker cards, Carrie, and such springy colors! Lovely! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
      crafty hugs,
      {Creative Smiles}

    16. wow this is one fancy shaker card!!

    17. What a gorgeous shaker card! Your pretty bow is perfect for our challenge, too! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our March challenge. Hugs, Gail

    18. Your shaker card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
      Crafty hugs,

    19. Beautiful card!!!Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
      Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    20. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
      Claire xx

    21. Wow these are gorgeous. Thanks for entering our Spring is in the Air Challenge at Ooh La La Creations
      Alli x

    22. Omg amazing shaker card love it.Thanks for participate with us at Craftin Desert Diva's linky party.
      Patricia CDD DT

    23. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x

    24. An amazing shaker card!

      Thank you for participating in the last {PIN}Spirational Challenge! A new one has just begun. I hope you'll check it out.

    25. What an amazing shaker card. Love the designs. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back shortly for a new challenge. Bettina DT xx

    26. Beautiful card..
      Thanks for sharing with us girls over at Craft Desert Diva's