Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Water Jug bouquet

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The palette this week is grey, green. kraft and white – perfect for nature-based cards!

To start, smooshed a little Moss distress ink to the bottom of my card base and then applied texture paste using a stencil by My Favorite Things. While that was drying, I got die cutting with a brand new-to-me Marianne Designs Water Jug die set – seriously, it only landed on my doormat on Friday morning! Love it when I use my new goodies straight away!

The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Fractile Leaves

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with one the Color Throwdown! The palette this week looks like red, yellow, porcelain and brown – very autumnal!

I actually made a tree scene card using these colours yesterday. However, when I went to upload it, I felt that it wasn’t appropriate given the terrible fires engulfing the forests in the western USA. So, today I had a bit of free time and re-did my card using the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves set plus a background die from The Stamp Market. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Third challenge with woodland twist

Hi there!

It’s time for the a new challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using up to one third of the card base only; our optional twist is ‘woodland animals’! Our sponsor is Craftyscrappers .

For my card, I used an older Cottage Cutz die which I coloured using distress inks. The sentiment is by Woodware.

 

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Maria, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Eucalyptus Wreath

Happy Sunday everyone!

I seriously can’t believe we are in September! Autumn is in the air and having spent A LOT of the past month tending to my continually-growing garden, I am looking forward to spending less time on garden projects and more time on craft projects, hopefully!

I haven’t made many cards since Christmas in July when I made a card a day! So, I’m diving back in with one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown! The palette this week is blue, purple and green and as I love the colours in their inspiration photo, I tried to replicate them for my take!

I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Etched Eucalyptus Wreath die from their Stamptember release. Being in the UK, it will be a LONG time before I can get my hands on Stamptember goodies this year unfortunately as the postal carrier has changed, so I’m using Stamptember inspiration with my current supplies instead. I created a wreath using coloured cardstock and the SSS Eucalyptus Leaves die, which I think may have been a Stamptember 2019 release? I stencilled some Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste to add some interest to the background before creating a wreath from the die cut leaves. To complete my take, I added a sentiment, also by SSS.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.