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Christmas in July – Day 20

Happy Saturday Everyone!

It’s Christmas in July Day 20 and guess what! It’s another die cut card from me! I reckon it’s a reaction to the past month of just stamping and colouring!

Anyway, I chose to flip the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to make a landscape card. I used a window die from My Favorite Things together with an ornament die from Simply Graphic. The front of the card is adhered by foam tape and I was originally planning to just attach the ornaments to the top of each window but they ended up looking really weird, so they are all adhered to the base using the tiniest slivers of foam tape!

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July – Day 18

Hi Everyone

Day 18 of Christmas in July and my pile of Christmas cards is growing nicely!

Today I used a Simply Graphic tree die and the colour palette from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge .

I always have a problem with navy, especially photographing it. It either looks black or too light! So I decided to try something different today and used some blue cardstock which I darkened using Chipped Sapphire distress ink. I like how it turned out as it meant I could lift some ink to create a snowy effect around the trees.

I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

All white thank you

Hi friends!

I am back with my entry into the current CAS on Friday challenge which has the theme of white on white.

I love white on white but I rarely create all white cards unless it’s for a challenge. I must rectify that! Anyway, after a LOT of dithering and die cutting, I finally used one of my favourite dies from Simply Graphic – the die étamines which was the die of the month in April 2018 .

I die cut a circle in my base card and a white panel. After adhering some acetate over the circle on my base card, I stuck on the white panel using some foam tape before adhering the die cut image. I then die cut a Savvy Stamps sentiment three times before sticking them all together and on to my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Vase of birthday wishes

Hi friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

I used a die from an Impression Obsession vase die set that I picked up during the Dies-to-Die For Easter sale. I’m really looking forward to using all of those dies over the next few weeks! The funky stems are all from Simply Graphic.

Once I’d assembled my card, I added a small tag with a stamped Hero Arts sentiment and a few of my new Nuvo Summer Sunrise glitter drops. The glitter drops are a lovely subtle warm orange, but a little too subtle for this card as I really wanted to coordinate with the orange die cut. To get the deeper colour, I just added a dot of coloured pencil where I wanted to position each Nuvo drop – that gave me just the extra splash of colour that I was after!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday vase

Hello everyone!

There’s a super sketch for this week’s challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for die cuts and I was itching to pull out my dies again after my wood-mounted stamp challenge!

For my take, I used some old Basic Grey papers with dies from My Favorite Things (vase) and Simply Graphic. The sentiment is also by My Favorite Things.

Once I assembled the card, I felt it needed a little something extra towards the right side of the card so I added a few Nuvo Jewel Drops. They look clear by they are actually translucent grey!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

O Christmas Tree

Hello everyone!

I seriously cannot believe how fast 2018 has flown by, can you? All my favourite challenges are starting to take their festive breaks, including the Color Throwdown challenge. The palette for their last challenge of the year is a classic Christmas combo – green, red, white and kraft.

I used a fabulous tree die from Simply Graphic and cut it several times in kraft and once in green glitter card and adhered all the die cuts to the kraft card base.

I added a red glitter die cut sentiment from Savvy Stamps and a small dot of Nuvo glitter drops to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG