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Creating custom cards with alphabet dies

When I was setting out to make a birthday card, I wanted to customise it for my niece and what better way than creating custom cards with alphabet dies! The beautiful Lea’s Ornate lowercase alphabets die from PinkFresh Studios caught my eye and knew these would be great for creating whimsy custom cards. I paired it with an ombre pink colour scheme to create a fun bold modern birthday card. 

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creating custom cards with alphabet dies

creating custom cards with alphabet dies - ombre background stamping

To start off, place a piece of white card panel into your MISTI, but make sure you remove the foam pad in order to stamp with a background cling stamp. Next, position the Colorblock Gradient Stripes background stamp over the top and remove the 4th stripe down. This stamp allows you to remove the strips for multicoloured stamping. 

Stamp the top three stripes in Pink Champagne Catherine Pooler ink. Replace the stripe you have removed, and then remove the stripes either side of the next three stripes. Stamp these stripes in ‘It’s A Girl’ Catherine Pooler Ink. Keep repeating this down the stamp, with the next colour block of 3 in ‘Be Mine’ ink, then the next 2 in ‘Party Dress’, then the last 2 in ‘Rose Petals’. 

creating custom cards with alphabet dies - adding the name

For the name, use the Lea’s Ornate Lowercase alphabet die to die-cut out of white card. Next, take the inner of the die-cuts and colour with the same ink pads used in the background. To do this, take the ink pad directly to the paper and swipe colour. When complete, adhere these to the background panel and add the white outline to make the letters pop out from the background. 

To finish the card off, add a white heat embossed sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips stamp set, foam mounting this onto the card. Lastly, add a selection of sequins to embellish the card. 

creating custom cards with alphabet dies

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Colorblock: Gradient stripes cling stamp - PinkFresh Studio
Colorblock: Gradient stripes cling stamp – PinkFresh Studio
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Lea's Ornate Lowercase Die Set - PinkFresh Studio
Lea’s Ornate Lowercase Die Set – PinkFresh Studio
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Party Dress - Catherine Pooler Designs
Party Dress – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Party Dress Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Party Dress Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Party Dress Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Party Dress Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Be Mine Ink Pad - Catheriner Pooler Designs
Be Mine Ink Pad – Catheriner Pooler Designs
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Be Mine Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Be Mine Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Be Mine Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Be Mine Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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It's A Girl - Catherine Pooler Designs
It’s A Girl – Catherine Pooler Designs
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It's A Girl - Catherine Pooler Designs
It’s A Girl – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rose Petals Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rose Petals Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rose Petals Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rose Petals Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Pink Champagne - Catherine Pooler Designs
Pink Champagne – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Pink Champagne Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Pink Champagne Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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