You Brighten My Day


Unconventional materials can make a card really shine! We mostly think of vinyl as being for home decor and other crafts projects, but Card Annex designer Susie Moore used it here for a sleek die cut lamp.

Combining glitter and markers to create a stain glass effect brings a lovely retro look to Susie’s card, which is enhanced by her choice of the floral patterned paper background. Highlighting the lime-y green in the design also really focuses on the retro look of the design.

Dimension is really hot in card design, and so are banners. So why not use a banner to create your dimension? Susie showed how a die cut banner, with a couple of quick crimps in it, can add some beautiful dimension to a design and highlight the sentiment at the same time.

Supplies | Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Fourteen). Manual Dies: Spellbinders. Digital Cutting Files: Silhouette (Beautiful Lamp). Stamp: Papertrey Ink. Markers: Copic. Glitter: Elizabeth Craft (fine). Vinyl: Silhouette (black). Bling: My Mind’s Eye (My Girl).

Designer: Susie Moore

Susie Cannon Moore is married to her soulmate Randall, and between them they have five grown children – four boys and one girl – and five wonderful grandchildren. They live in a small country town called Maypearl, Texas. Susie has been paper crafting all her life, but started scrapbooking seriously in 1998. She  has been published in Paper Crafts and Just Steampunk, and also have been on HGTVʼ’s Crafterʼ’s Coast to Coast. Susie loves to scrapbook her family, and do mini books (mostly as gifts). Card making is also a passion she has embraced for years. As a computer nerd, she especially enjoys using digis. In May of 2011, Susie, who has been a dieaholic from the early Sizzix days, started a website devoted to crafting with dies. You can visit her website at The Dies Have It.

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