Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Happy Father’s Day 2021

 

Happy Father’s Day to my dear Dad!

My dad prefers very CAS cards but I couldn’t resist just adding a little bit of interest to the background on this card!

I die cut the Simply Graphic irregular circle frames from white card and adhered them to my card base. Next, I coloured the Scrapping Cottage Vintage Car die with distress inks. Jalopies are a special shared memory for my dad and I and so I HAD to buy this die when I spotted it in a sale years ago!

I used a Simon Says Stamp  Star die and then snipped the die cut in a few places so that I could arrange the stars to reflect the sketch. I also die cut a few smaller stars.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from an old Hero Arts wood-mounted stamp. They’ve released this in a clear stamp set now and although I’m quite tempted to buy it, my old wood-mounted stamps still give a great impression.

I’m entering this into the Male Room Challenge where the theme is Dads or Grandads.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

One Cool Cat

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I spent a good part of my crafty time this morning trying to get to grips with a technique Tim Holtz demonstrated last year in the hopes of incorporating it into my entry today. Suffice to say that I still need to perfect said technique so instead this afternoon, I turned to an older Hero Arts Layering Stamp set (Brave Lion). I paired it with a sentiment by My Favorite Things.

The panel was embossed using a Park Lane Paperie embossing folder called Aztec and added a Honey Bee Stamps Heart Vine die cut for good measure!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Just Because Foliage

Happy Friyay everyone!

So, as I was indulging in a little crafty retail therapy today, I remembered that I bought a beautiful Adriana Poppystamps foliage die last month and hadn’t yet used it! So I knew I wanted to change that this weekend! I thought that it would work well with the colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (red, green, kraft and pink).

I coloured the die cut with distress ink and then added the Memory Box seed stems and the Just Because Posh Script sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Daisy, daisy

Hi there!

I had a bit of free time today so I decided to play along with the colour challenge at  CAS Colours and Sketches and create a card that I’ve been thinking about for a while.

I love the new Penny Black Daisy Delight die (51-676) and have lots of ideas for it but first I wanted to use it in the way it’s been designed, as an along-the-edge die. I cut it several times and then trimmed off some stems so that it would fit on a slimline card. I added some ink-blended cardstock on top of the die cuts to hide the joins in the die cuts.

The sentiment is from an older Penny Black set called Wishes (30-103).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Thanks A Latte!

Hi there!

Next up today, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I used dies by Simply Graphic together with a Lil Inker Designs sentiment and a Echo Park stencil. I decided to use the colours from the Color Hues challenge but I got confused with the closing time for the challenge so didn’t submit that in time!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly field

Hello again!

Next up is my entry into one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I’ve always loved dry embossing but haven’t used my folders much since I switched to the Gemini Junior die cutting machine. I could never get the plate/sandwich quite right. Last week, I decided to get my old manual die cutting machine out again, so I cleared some space in my craft room and set it up. So far, so good! The Gemini will continue to be my favourite machine for die cutting but it was so good to get a decent first impression with an embossing folder again!

So the reason for this little back story is that I was able to quickly emboss this sweet flowery scene with my new set up using an older Couture Creations folder. I added some die cut butterflies (Stampin Up, Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp) and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.