Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

I can always count on you

Hi everyone!

I’ve had a crazy busy week with no time to get into my craft room, not even when my Simon Says Stamp order showed up!

I had a bit of time this evening and here’s what I came up with using my brand new Flickering Butterflies die from Simon Says Stamp. I confess I had a little buyer’s remorse about getting this instead of a different die in the collection, but as soon as I saw it in real life, I was so happy I got it!

I added a couple of layers of white cardstock to the back of the die cut piece and then adhered a panel I made with my neglected Distress Stains. I used card instead of foam as I didn’t want to raise the panel too much – It has made the card quite heavy – may be one to send in the UK rather than overseas!

The Thanks die is also by SSS and the sentiment stamp is from Reverse Confetti.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Belated birthday wreath

Hi everyone!

There’s another beautiful colour combo over at the Colour Throwdown challenge this week (yellow, green, aqua and white).

I was originally planning to create a card with daffodils but decided it was time to play with a new Poppystamps wreath that I got at the stat of the year. I used some of the Distress Oxide ink backgrounds I made a few weeks ago to cut the wreath and the flowers.

Before adhering the die cuts, I did some controlled smooshing of Tumbled Glass distress ink – I was a bit disappointed that this process made my card warp dreadfully – I used a different cardstock for the base so I think that’s why…. Hopefully that’ll disappear after a day or so under some books.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted and a few pearls!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Celebrating Hollyhocks!

Hi All!

So, the other day, I saw Joanna use the Impression Obsession hollyhocks die on a beautiful card – and knew it was time for me to get the die. I had been coveting it for over a year. And guess what, I couldn’t find it anywhere online….

Yesterday, I went to a craft show and was looking through some dies when I FOUND it. Funny thing was I had completely forgotten about it! Anyway, the added bonus was that it was on sale, so big LucieG smiles all around.

I decided to use it for my entry into this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and cut it from cream card before painting with my Twinkling H2Os. Look at that shimmer.

I also used some Penny Black dies that I have had for AGES and a sentiment from a set by Winnie & Walter.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Seeing dots

 

Happy Saturday everyone!

So, it should come as no surprise that I LOVE background dies. The Altenew Doodled Dots cover die is no exception and I was fortunate enough to get mine during Dies to Die For’s recent Easter discount weekend. It is such a beautiful die – I’m looking forward to using it with an ink blended background, but first of all I decided to play along with this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge (pink, red, mint) and used it with some coloured cardstock.

(That cardstock really is mint-like in real life, honest! Unfortunately it looks quite aqua in my photos…)

I’d love to say these were quick makes. That would be a lie! It took HOURS to inlay all those little dots….. I may have got a little frustrated… but now that it’s over, I like having the set of three cards to compare! Plus three more cards to add to my ‘stock’!

To finish off the cards, I used dies from Savvy Stamps and Penny Black.

So, which one is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Purrfect Birthday

 

Hi Everyone!

I have the honour of being the GD over at the Case This Sketch challenge. This week was a throwback sketch from a few years ago – before I discovered the challenge! I had LOTS of ideas for this one as it’s wonderful for creating CAS cards, don’t you think?

Anyway, for my card, I used some of my patterned paper mountain plus some cute kitty dies from Impression Obsession and a sentiment from Altenew.

There’s lots of inspiration over at the Case This sketch blog – I hope you can play along!

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (a trio of something).

LucieG.

You totally did it

Hi everyone!

It’s been quite cloudy here so I decided to pull out some sunny Distress Oxide inks to play with today.

After creating the blended background, I added some water speckles and then die cut a Simon Says Stamp circle and sentiment. I used another scrap of card to blend some yellow ink for the fringe (cut using a Mama Elephant die).

The embossed sentiment is by My Favourite Things.

I’m entering this into the current Case This Sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (ink blending).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.