Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Bright Autumn Leaves

Hi there!

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

I started with one of my favourite stamps for this time of year – the Hero Arts/Basic Grey collaboration from 2015 – Graphic Leaves Background. Oh how I miss Basic Grey!

Anyway, I applied my newest Distress Oxide inks (Speckled Egg and Crackling Campfire) and Fossilised Amber and trimmed down the panel. I added some Basic Grey paper to my card base before adhering the panel. I then added a Hero Arts sentiment and the Concord & 9th Layering Leaves dies. To complete my card, I adhered three Studio Katia iridescent bubbles – love that bling!

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LucieG.

Woodland Pumpkin

Hello again everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! The palette this week is orange, kraft and black – perfect for this time of year!

So with orange in the combo, I just HAD to include a pumpkin in my card! I chose a stamp from my new Penny Black Hello Pumpkin set and blended some distress inks to quickly colour the pumpkin. I then lifted some ink with water and added some orange and kraft paint in places.

I chose a piece of distressed black paper as my base and adhered the Simon Says Stamp Woodland Rectangular Frame which I had cut twice to extend (the join is hidden by the pumpkin). I heat embossed the Hero Arts sentiment and then adhered the pumpkin and some die cut swirls to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Autumn Monterey Vine

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

I cut my card base using he cool Modern Circle Cutout from Simon Says Stamp. I bought this as a real bargain a year or so ago and I’m so happy to be using it at last. I adhered a piece of Basic Grey paper behind the die cut. I then coloured the beautiful Poppystamps Monterey Vine die using regular distress inks and adhered it to my card. Finally I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my take.

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LucieG.

Color Hues Challenge Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

I’m so honoured to be the guest designer over at the Color Hues challenge this fortnight! The colour palette this time is blue and orange.

I was so excited to see this palette – there are so many possibilities for this combo! I thought about a pumpkin scene but in the end I decided to use the gorgeous Fir and Foliage No 1 stamp set. I can’t believe I’ve had this set for ages but have never played with it! I used the palest three inks from the Altenew Warm & Cozy ink set plus a couple of brown distress inks for the trunk and branches as neutrals are permitted in the challenge. I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress inks for my blended background panel. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

The Color Hues challenge team members have come up with some gorgeous inspiration – you can see all their cards on the blog. Hope you can play along!

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LucieG.

Cream and Gold Noel

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along the Color Hues challenge! The palette this fortnight is gold and cream.

This colour combo screams Christmas card to me and so I pulled out my Simply Graphic dies, speciality gold card and got crafty! I decided to use gold textured mirror card and glitter card for my baubles and I actually used two different creams for the card base and branch, but that hasn’t photographed well. And because you can never have to much shimmer on a Christmas card, I splattered some gold paint across the background before adhering the die cuts. The sentiment is from a Christmas sentiment die set by Hunkydory.

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LucieG.

Happy Fall die cuts

Hi there!

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

So many different products/brand on this little card! I used the Penny Black Leaf Pattern background die for the large panel. I also wanted to use an old Simon Says Stamp die (Berkshire Leaf) for the strip on the sketch, but I felt it didn’t work with the intricate die cut panel… so I adhered it to a strip of the same coloured paper – I like how it turned out! I added a few Simply Graphic die cuts and a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.