Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Les Fleurs Rondes

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at Just Add Ink.

I finally used a stamp from my Sentimentally Yours/Phill Martin textured stamp set that I got last year. The stamps were slightly smaller than i was expecting, but they worked well here I think.

I added a die cut by Simply Graphic (Die Fleurs Rondes) which I coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O paints. I added some glitter card that went perfectly with my coloured die!

Finally I added a Memory Box sentiment.

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Yoga Butterfly

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products kindly send to me by Penny Black.

When I saw the sketch, I thought it would be perfect to showcase an image from the  New Adventures stamp set (30-902) – I love yoga since taking it up last year and this stamp set is perfect for me, although my poses don’t look anything like the yoga girls in the set!! Anyway, I stamped the girl with butterfly wings and fussy cut around it! I coloured her with my Twinkling H2Os and added some stickles.

Then I created a frame for her to sit in using distress inks and a die from the Framed die set (51-622)

I used the Textural die (51- 729) for the strip on the left side of my card base and adhered the frame and image. Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Yoga Builder set (30-714).

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Butterfly Beauty cards

Hello again!

I mentioned earlier that today was a day of butterflies and here is my second butterfly creation. I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has an absolutely STUNNING inspiration photo and a gorgeous palette of purple, pink, gold and white.

Once I saw those butterflies on top of the cake in the photo, I knew I also had to use butterflies and I finally put my Stampin Up Butterfly Beauty set to work! First of all, I inked up a panel using distress oxide inks. I chose Villainous Potion and Spun Sugar and then also blended in some Milled Lavender to tone down the Villainous a bit!

So here is where I have to say that the card above is not my first card for the combo….

You see, I die cut the blended panel and almost immediately felt that I’d made a mistake. But I went on and added the second layer cut from gold glitter card. I realised that the card I had in my mind just would not showcase the beautiful combo like I wanted. So I blended another panel and used that for my card base, assembling the die cuts from white and gold cardstock. I felt MUCH happier with the second version!

I added sentiments by Clearly Besotted and Mama Elephant to complete my cards.

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Blue and Tan Floating butterflies

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Today is the day of butterflies I think! First up is a card that I made earlier in the week but I ran out of time to blog! Fortunately, I remembered it before the Color Hues challenge deadline!

I started by creating an inky panel using Prize Ribbon distress ink. I then cut it using Memory Box’s Floating Butterflies Background die. I adhered the Floating Butterflies outline die on top. Then I smooched some Brushed Corduroy distress ink onto my card base and stencilled some moonstone Nuvo glimmer paste on top. When it was dry, I adhered the butterflies and added some stickles to them. Finally I stamped a Mama Elephant sentiment to complete my card.

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To the Side

Hello again everyone!

I’m back again with the card I made for the sketch challenge hosted by Sunday Stamps.

Last time, the sketch challenge was called ‘in the middle’; this time it’s called ‘to the side’ – and it’s a fun sketch! As soon as I saw it I thought of my new Memory Box Fresh Cut Stems dies…. I’m not sure why I didn’t get round to creating this card until the very last evening before the challenge closed!

Anyway, I coloured the die cuts with my Twinkling H2O paints and adhered it to an ink-blended section of my card base. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

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