Friday, 21 November 2014


This week's inspirational DT card for Dies R Us is for a beautiful couple who've finally got engaged (after 13 years together!)

Imagine That Love Swans

I created the 'moon background' paper by cutting out a Docrafts Xcut Nesting Circles and attached it to white cardstock with re-positional tape before blending with numerous Distress Inks. Once I'd created a level of colour I was happy with I spritzed it with water and Smooch prior to cutting with Spellbinders Label One and layering on a folded card cut wtih the Spellbinders Grand Label One.


I coloured the moon in with some acrylic pearl paint and this beautiful Imagine That 'Love Swans' stamp with Copics. I used some beautiful shimmer paper to cut the Memory Box Heart Flourish to add to the top, and used a couple of the inner heart off-cuts to add some interest to the bottom right corner of the card. I finished it off with some ribbon which I stamped with a simple 'Engaged' sentiment and framed it with some metal tags.

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Imagine That 'Love Swans'
Copics: Swans: B60  C1  C3  C5  C7  C9  YR14  YR18
             Flowers: BG11  BG13  RV11  RV32  RV17
Papers: Create Paper 'Love Notes' paper pack, Pink shimmer cardstock, cardstock.
Dies: Memory Box Heart FlourishDocrafts Xcut Nesting CirclesSpellbinders Grand Label One, Spellbinders Label One
Other: Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce, Stormy Sky & Broken China), Acrylic Pearl Paint, Sea Kiss Smooch, ribbon, metal frame & brads.

Here is a photo showing the moon background paper I created with all of the shimmer & sparkle of the paint, sprits & shimmer paper.

Imagine That Love Swans     Imagine That Love Swans

And here is something special Dies R Us are doing to celebrate 1000 likes on Facebook. All of the details are below. Only comments left on our Facebook EVENT page will qualify for the prizes. Goodluck! 


  1. Cute take on the challenge @ CIO ...stop by again to play <((><

  2. This is so pretty and adorable. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. Just wonderful!!
    Thanks for playing along at Clear it Out Challenges.

  4. What a beautiful card and I love the swans and fabulous background..gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Crafty Little Fairies

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. This is so pretty, I love the background...very cool swans...nicely done. Thanks for playing our 4 Crafty Chicks "Make it Sparkle Challenge".

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  6. Love your background beautiful card! Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts Challenge!

  7. Wow, this background is beautiful! Love your card! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  8. Super cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  9. Very special, love the moon idea! Thank you for playing with us at Creative Card Crew Challenge!

  10. Nice! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.