Two craft dies, three ways

Hi everyone, I put together a step by step tutorial for the Studio Calico blog with their Fairground card kit and add-ons. You'll notice in my kit gallery (Hey Girl Card; Let's Celebrate Card) that the particular combination of the Hey Girl and nested Diamond dies were a favorite for me.

I had used them with vellum, cardstock, wool felt and as a tool for dry embossing. Now, I have one more sample for you to use both together an a project. 

First up, I gathered my supplies (mostly) from Fairground kits with a particular color combo in mind: yellow, green, gold and white. 

Next, I die cut several diamond shapes from the Fairground card kit paper pad as well as my card sentiment with the "Hey Girl" die. The sentiment die was colored with a neon yellow ink dauber from Hero Arts but you could also dab it into your Color Theory ink pads to achieve the effect. 

My next step was it to arrange the diamond shapes on white card stock (size: 4.0 x 5.5 in). There are lot's of fun options here to vary the design. Once I settled for a diagonal arrangement, I glued the paper pieces down - a tiny amount of glue in the middle is sufficient to hold it down. 

When the glue was dry, I added a few of the gold stars from the card kit and sewed them down together with the paper diamonds. 

You could leave it there or add a strip of washi tape for a clear transition between the patterned paper and sentiment. In my last step, I adhered the sentiment with a glue pen and attached everything to a kraft card base (size 4.25 x 5.5 in). 

Thanks for joining me today. If you feel inspired to create your own card version of this die set combination, please link to it in the comments. I'd love to check out your ideas!