Guest Designer – Justin Averill – Back For More!!

Cosmic Flare Stencil

Hello Everyone! I am so excited, and, honestly, a little sad at the same time, to be sharing my 2nd and final project as an i-Crafter Guest Designer!

First things first. This project has a sister post over on the i-Crafter blog, so be sure to head on over there and give them some love!

When I received the Geometric Favor Box die set to work with, I really wanted to stretch this product as far as I could. I noticed that there were a few dies that, when turned, were the perfect diamond shape, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my 2nd project!

First, using a light blue cardstock, I die cut out the diamond panel from the Geometric Favor Box set, along with the “rays” insert that fit perfectly inside of it. Once Die cut, I had a diamond frame, and a diamond rays insert that I set aside. I then used the diamond outline die to die cut a piece of clear acetate. I adhered this diamond piece of acetate to the back of my diamond frame, and then adhered my diamond rays insert piece directly on top of my acetate using a liquid adhesive (it fit perfectly inside my diamond frame too!).

Next, using that same diamond die-cut piece from the Geometric Favor Box, I die cut a slightly darker blue diamond. I took my acetate diamond piece, flipped it over so the backside was facing me, and lined the edges with a double layer of foam tape. I took my darker-blue diamond die cut piece, and carefully poured some frosted translucent blue and white sequins into the center. I removed the backing from my foam tape, and carefully lined up my acetate piece to adhere directly on top of my darker-blue diamond die cut. I pressed down to make sure it was fully adhered, and I had my shaker element!

Next, for the card base, I trimmed an A2-sized piece of navy cardstock, and a 4.125″ x 5.375″ piece of white cardstock. Using the white cardstock, I placed the Cosmic Flare stencil on top, and blended a layer of light blue dye ink. I rotated the Cosmic Flare stencil 180 degrees, and then blended a layer of dark blue dye ink as well (I really wanted to use as many shades of blue as possible!). Using some excess darker blue ink, I spritzed the ink with a little water on my glass media mat, picked it up with an old watercolor brush, and gently tapped the brush over my panel to give a splatter effect. I set this panel aside to dry. Once dry, I adhered my Cosmic Flare panel to the A2-sized piece of Navy cardstock.

For my sentiment, I decided on using the Comic Word dies for part of it. I took one burst and die cut it once in navy blue, and again in white. On the white burst, I splattered it with that same dark blue ink from above with the same technique. I set this aside to dry. Once dry, I adhered the white burst on top of the navy burst with a slight offset.

I then took the Alphabet, Carly die set, and die cut the phrase “You’re a GEM” twice, once using the light blue cardstock, and once using the darker blue cardstock (the same colors used in my diamond shaker piece). I adhered each of the darker blue letters on top of the lighter blue letters (slightly offsetting it), and then adhered the letters onto the burst to create my sentiment.

Using a tape runner, I adhered my diamond shaker to be in the “slightly-upper center” of the card, and using foam tape, I adhered my sentiment burst in the lower center of the card.

I also took a couple sequin and half bead embellishments and adhered them to my card as well.

I took my entire panel, adhered it to an A2-sized card base, and my card was finished!

I want to take a moment to thank Lynda and Niccole over at i-Crafter for the amazing opportunity to be a Guest Designer! I had so much fun using these products to create really fun projects… and… now that I know they fit my style so well, I cannot wait to follow along for all of their new releases of amazing interactive products!

Thank you so much for following along with me and my i-Crafter creations! I hope I gave you a little inspiration to think outside of the box with your die sets and use them to help create your next awesome project!

Happy Crafting!


Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

Here is one more look at Justin’s card … We want to thank him for being a guest designer this month! We have loved both your projects and can’t wait for you to come back for more!!

2 thoughts on “Guest Designer – Justin Averill – Back For More!!

  1. Carol Jones says:

    Love this card design! Everything about it is so pretty, especially the lovely blues you used! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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