Just one little Fri-die

I have this pile of gatefold cards I bought a year ago at a craft fair, with a fantastic idea of what to do with them, but obviously once I got home, I couldn’t remember why I bought them! To make matters worse, they are shiny card stock, so not possible to do any blending or shading on them… Then I saw CAS-ual Friday’s Off the Edge card challenge and a flash went off in my head ⚡️ , Eureka! (I love that series btw). I was going to use the gatefold cards and have nice Springy flowers going off the edges! The only die I had from CASual Friday though, was a small flower die from the Funky Square set, but I managed to make 6 cards out of that one tiny die!

Fridie gatecard 2

I smooshed an A4 watercolour paper with different distress inks and used my Big Shot Plus to cut out as many little flowers as I could. I then assembled them on the card with Uhu glue stick and stamped different sentiments on them with Versafine black ink. The above card has a sentiment from Hero Arts.

Fridie gatecard 3

This sentiment comes from Create A Smile. (Its Mothers Day in the UK in a week!) Fridie gatecard 4

This one from Winnie & Walter.

Fridie gatecard 1

And this one from CASual Friday. I then went a little crazy so please forgive the cards that come next! I loved the negative die cut from this card and I used it to make the card below.

Fri diecut negative green

I really love it…even after my daughter asked me why I put a puddle on my card! Lol! This sentiment comes from Stamplorations. There was still part of the negative die cut left so I used it as a stencil.

fridie stencil

To make this card.

fridie stencilled card

I added a little blue in the flowers with my Zig clean color real brush and stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with a mix of Wow’s embossing powder and sparkle. So thats how you can make 6 cards out of one tiny little die! And see that negative die cut on the left above, I intend to make a mixed media card out of it too! Waste not want not…although this only applies to when I craft unfortunately, LoL!

So which one do YOU like best?

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These cards just happen to fulfil the themes for the following challenges too:

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge – CAS Watercolour with the Mother’s Day card

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes the flower challenge with the pink Birthday card

Inkspirational – Watercolour smooshing Inkspirational Photo Challenge.pngwith the purple card

Shopping our StashShopping our Stash badge They want to see Green so I’m showing them my Green card with the negative die cut!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and Work it Wednesday both want to see green too so I’m entering the Mothers day Card for the Wed challenge and the dark green card for the latter.

Just Us Girls – Use a stencil. Just us girls

The Card Concept – Rich texture following the photo inspiration card concept.png.           I was inspired by the flowers so I went for a clean and layered look with the Birthday card.

HLS March CAS Challenge – HLS CAS.png with the Mother’s day card

The Challenge Banner for CAS-ual Friday stamps

CASual fridays

29 thoughts on “Just one little Fri-die

  1. What fun, vibrant and cheery colours you’ve used on your cards here. They’d make anyone feel happy and a great take on our die-cut challenge at HLS CAS this month. Thanks for playing with us.

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  2. That’s wonderful use of that die! The way you’ve used those die cut flowers
    in your gatefold card is brilliant and very inventive! I love the fresh green color of the base too! Thanks for joining our March CAS challenge at HLS!

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  3. Wow I love the design here using that flower die! Love the watercoloring of the flowers as well. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolor!

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  4. Isn’t it just wonderful to finally get to use some of that old stuff!
    And my pick would be the last card 😉
    So glad you are joining us at INKspirational Challenges. Do hope you’ll join us again soon.
    Pia xx

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  5. WOW! You’ve really created maximum impact with this little Fri-die! A fabulous set of cards that have me smiling allll over my face! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!

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  6. Wonderful collection of cards Gwendolyn, cant decide which I like the best. All look great and will be appreciated. Cant i,age sitting and cutting all those images out one at a time though. Beautiful colouring. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

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  7. WOW!!! Loving these! I’d have to say that the very first, the green “Lovely Day” card is my fave. I just LOVE these!!! Great use of the die. :o)

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  8. WOW! Great job Gwendolyn. Such clever designs using that one little die! And a great way to use your gate fold card bases too. So clever to use the negative to create a card and use as a stencil. Always good when we can stretch the use of our dies! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!!

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  9. These are great! You’ve really bolstered your stash! Oh, I’m so glad you used the negative spaces, too, then also used the stencil! That is efficiency! Thanks for sharing at SOS this week… hard to pick a fave, but I like the light green shown at top and again below.

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  10. What pretty flowers for your gatefold cards, Gwendolyn! The flowers are all so pretty and all have sweet sentiments! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  11. Oh wow so many beautiful flowery cards here. Just love them all and the bright colours you used. Impossible to choose a favourite too! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ and we hope to see you again soon 😉 Viv DT xx

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  12. I think my favourite is actually the stencil one at the end but i do love the Lovely as you card. All of them have great colours and the off the edge effect works great 😊

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    1. Thanks! I tried to go on your blog with your link in your comment but it doesn’t work. Maybe have a look at it?


      1. Oh really sorry will get my husband to take look and help me as I have probably done something silly to it. Others have managed to see my latest post so very strange but thank you for telling me 😊

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