I hope you've had a chance to see the new dies. They're marvelous. For some reason I'm especially drawn to the butterfly and nature dies. Here's an idea for you using two dies to make a shaped card.
My sister sent me an off the rack card in the shape of a butterfly, so I had to make a stamped version using two of the new butterfly dies. You will need to use 12x12 cardstock to make the base card - and the finished card will fit in a half fold greeting card envelope.
Here's how it's made. First cut out two of the Maribelle dies from black card stock. Next cut two of the Selena dies from white glossy cardstock. Make sure you flip the glossy cardstock over so that you have the glossy paper will be on the top of a right and left wing.
To make the template for the card base, cut two extra of the Selena dies and glue to a piece of paper. Scan and make the image just a bit bigger - mine was 6 inches wide by 5.79 inches. Print and lay over the top of a piece of 12x12 cardstock cut to 6 inches by 12 inches and folded in half. Hope that makes sense.
Next just cut around the outside of the butterfly shape. Don't worry about the fold edge yet. Just set that aside. Now is the time to decorate the white glossy shapes. Choose the images you want for the wings and stamp them with VersaMark and emboss with white embossing powder. (You won't be able to see the images very well until ink is applied.) Choose the inks you want to use (I used three shades.) and sponge the ink onto the wings. When you're happy with the way the wings look, attach the Maribelle shapes over top of the Selena stamped shapes. I attached them with an Aleene's Tacky Glue pen using a really light touch and a sweeping motion. (If the glue beads up, just dab off excess with a tissue.)
Once the glue is dry attach the wings to your shaped card. This is the point where I trimmed the V-shape from the center top fold. Next attach the body. I added a tiny piece of black cardstock to fill in the gap where the two wings met under the body so that there was a continuous black line between the two wings. If you have any questions, I'd be glad to try to answer them for you.
Supplies: Maribelle butterfly die, Selena butterfly die, G1712 Vintage Record Sheet, G1720 Birch Branch Print, C1262 Parsley Sprig, D1046, Dandelion, E1711 Circle Word Background, 12x12 cardstock, Glossy Cardstock, black cardstock, VersaMark ink, Distress – Chipped Sapphire, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, White Embossing powder
There is a list of stores carrying the new dies on the Memory Box blog. I know you'll love them as much as I did. Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!