Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Hi, Hi Butterfly!

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a lovely colour combo – grey, lavender and black.

I created a background panel using watercolours and Distress Oxide ink. I must confess I spent far longer on this than I should have. I couldn’t quite get a colour mix that I felt was representative of the combo. Eventually I was satisfied and cut the panel with the beautiful Lil Inker Designs Butterfly Cover Up die. I adhered the die cut to a black card base and inlaid some glitter card. Finally I added a sentiment, also by Lil Inker, to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Falling leaves

Hello friends!

It’s going to be a busy day on my blog today as I share some cards I made for challenges that all close today!

First up is my entry for the current Memory Box challenge where the theme is ‘falling leaves’. I used the fabulous palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week – red, yellow and brown to colour the beautiful Jasper Leave die from Memory Box which I cut in half so that the sentiment didn’t cover the leaves!

I wasn’t too sure about the background so simply added some splatters before adhering the die cut and sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Faux Metal Etching

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been itching to play with the faux metal etching technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated a few weeks ago and today was the day! I used some silver matte mirror card and the Simon Says Stamp Brushed Branches background stamp. What a fun technique – but so very difficult to get a decent photo.

I used the sketch from the current Inspire Create Challenges and added a die cut sentiment and leaves (also by Simon Says Stamp).

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where the theme is Autumn.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Quirky Forest

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along with the current colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. This week, we have rose, slate and mint – what a beautiful combo!

I’ve been hunting for quirky tree dies for quite a while now and as soon as I saw the new tree die set from Marianne Designs, I knew I had to have them! I created a few background panels using Distress Oxide inks and sprays and cut out the trees. I then dry embossed a smaller white panel using a Taylored Expressions embossing folder and adhered the trees before sticking the whole panel to my card base. I added a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment and some stickles to complete my card.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello Bootiful!

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

When I saw the sketch, I thought of my Poppy Stamps Stick Frames die. It didn’t really work exactly with the sketch so I cut up the frames and arranged them separately on my card. The ghosts are from the Friendly Ghosts set by Memory Box and the sentiment is my My Favorite Things.

I embossed the background using a Creative Expressions folder.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello Cosmos

Hello friends!

Happy World Cardmaking day!

I’ve been battling a migraine so couldn’t make much today, although I did create this card, using the beautiful Cosmos Stem die from Simon Says Stamp.

I coloured the die cuts with my Twinkling H2Os following the fabulous palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week – orange. lavender, purple and green.

I added it to a background that I’d dry embossed using a Taylored Expressions folder and adhered a SSS die cut to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.