Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Bright sunflowers

Hello friends!

I’m finally back at my craft table after a short break and decided to play along with one of my favourite challenges and my brand new set of dies, the BotaniCuts sunflower dies from The Greetery. Such a great set!

Anyway, I thought they would be perfect for the gorgeous colour palette over at the Color Throwdown Challenge this week – navy, mustard, coral and cream.

I created a few inky backgrounds from my Distress Oxide inks and then used them for my sunflowers. I embossed a navy panel with a folder that I picked up in JoAnns, adhered the flowers and then added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and a few gems to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly mosaic

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge where their 400th anniversary celebrations continue!

I love this week’s 400th sketch…. so many possibilities! In the end, I decided to create a square focal point using the Penny Black Wonky Squares background die which I filled with lots of Nuvo drops. I added the Memory Box Flitter Side Butterfly die and a sentiment from My Favorite Things to complete my take on the sketch.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

One in a million

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along with the current colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. This week, we have a couple of shades of purple and yellow…. hmm a tricky combo !

I created a few ink blended panels and cut them with butterfly dies from Bright Rosa. I then masked off a section of my base card and stamped an image from the Garden Treasures set by Julie Hickey. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Antique leaf

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge where their 400th anniversary celebrations continue!

This week’s sketch was the one used for challenge number 300…. and when I saw it, I thought of a Clearly Besotted die that would work perfectly with the design. But the more I thought about it, the more it felt really familiar…. so I went back and checked – FMS challenge number 300 was in August 2017, after I started playing along with the challenge, and blogging! And of course, I had used that very die back then! My entry is here if you want to check it out!

So, for today’s take, I did something a bit different – controlled ink smooshing instead of two paper panels. Then I added a new die cut – this is the Antique Leaf Label die from Memory Box. I have loved this die for a long time and I’m glad I finally took the plunge and bought it this week! The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Color Throwdown Guest Designer Week 3

Hello everyone!

This month, I have the honour of being the Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown. I’m beyond thrilled!

This week’s colour pallet is amazing – purple, blue, turquoise and… yellow! Wow… the idea of yellow and purple really threw me for a bit! 

I was originally thinking of a geometric-type design, probably because of the inspiration photo I think… but in the end I decided to break open my favourite Avery Elle butterflies for the first time in maybe a year! I stamped three images using Gina K inks (Wild Lilac, Powder Blue and Turquoise Sea), added some accents with my Prismacolor pencils and then cut them with the coordinating dies.

I decided to use yellow as an accent colour. I cut a white panel with the Simon Says Stamp Heart Breeze die – an oldie but a goodie! I adhered the panel to my card base and then inlaid hearts and dots which I cut from an ink-blended piece of card (I used Gina K Sweet Corn ink). I adhered my butterflies and stamped a Penny Black sentiment before adding a few small die cut butterflies and sequins to complete my card.

For full details of how to enter this week’s challenge, please head over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog. As usual, the design team has some amazing inspiration:

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Santa’s sleigh

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge where their 400th anniversary celebrations continue!

This week’s sketch was the one used for challenge number 200…. and it’s really minimalist! I decided to make another festive card, using a die I had forgotten – the Pine Tree Border from Poppystamps, dated 2011! Hard to believe that’s 8 years ago now! Anyway, I cut a panel of white card using the die and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment. I then masked off a circle on my card base and blended some distress inks to create a night sky. Maybe I should have gone a little darker, but let’s just imagine that the bright moon is making the sky seem blue, ok?!

I removed the masking paper and dabbed on a little watered-down distress ink to add some depth to the moon. I then stamped a Clearly Besotted Santa image over the moon. Finally I added my die-cut panel to my card base using some foam tape et voila, another Christmas card done! Yay!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.