Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Thanks be bold blooms

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Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This card definitely evolved as I was making it and it’s very different from the card I had originally planned! In fact the only item that I kept the same was the panel that I’d embossed with the Spellbinders May 2022 Embossing Folder! I decided to adhere it to a piece of patterned paper and then found the fabulous Be Bold Blooms die cut image in my bits and pieces bowl – it matched the paper I’d chosen so well! I added a few Nuvo Jewel drops and a sentiment by Pretty Pink Posh to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Happy Thoughts Butterflies

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Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

When I saw the sketch, I decided that butterflies would work so well… but you would not believe how many butterfly dies and stamps I looked at before I settled on using a die from the Memory Box Pinpoint Butterflies set! I added a sentiment from an older Hero Arts set and lots of little sequins!

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LucieG.

Perfect Posies and Mini Butterflies

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Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fun palette of aqua, lime green and navy.

I decided to use my brand new Perfect Posies Bouquet die by Poppystamps. I absolutely love these swirly flowery dies which I feel are classic Poppystamps. Every year, they seem to release a die like this – an investment purchase that I use time and time again on my cards. (Last year for me it was the Floral Cluster die, which I adore and have used a lot!)

I coloured the bouquet using my Twinkling H2O paints, adhered it to my navy card base and added some gems and Nuvo drops to the flower centres. I felt I needed a few more die cuts and decided to add a couple of butterflies from the Intricate Mini Butterflies set by Memory Box. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

I’m also entering this into the May Poppystamps challenge where the theme is Floral Fantasy.

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LucieG.

New Home Heart

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Today I’m playing along with clean and simple challenge at The Paper Players where the theme is ‘house’.

I started by embossing a heart to my card base using a die from the Pinpoint Hearts set by Poppystamps. I then cut a section of the Sugar Pea Designs Homescape die, adhered it to a strip of glitter card and added it to the card base.

Finally I stamped a Taylored Expressions sentiment.

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LucieG.

May 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

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It’s the third Thursday of the month AGAIN (!) and so it’s time for me to play along with Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’. Today I’m using the trend from this week’s Just Us Girls challenge – the trend is shaped cards.

I know that I have some hexagon cards from back in the day when I had a stack of shaped card bases. Annoyingly I spent most of my crafty time today searching for said cards…. without success. But I did find this tag card so figured that would have to do.

I smooshed some Salvaged Patina distress ink onto the card base and then splattered some Brushed Pewter Mica Spray on top. While that was drying, I assembled my snowflake using Birch Press Design’s Frosty Flake set. Inspired by Caly Person, I added a couple of white layers to the back to increase the depth – love this idea, it’s so effective.

I adhered the snowflake to the base and added a few dew drops and a My Favorite Things sentiment.

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LucieG.

Les Fleurs Rondes

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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.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.