Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

A Windmill just for you

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the beautiful colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I’ve been wanting to use my new Countryside die set from The Greetery ever since I got it. I have to confess, I bought it just for that fabulous windmill! I don’t have any other windmill dies and so I NEEDED this one!

Anyway, I coloured all the images with distress inks and adhered them to a background that I created with distress inks, a landscape stencil and tiny cloud dies that I used to create masks for the sky!

I then embossed a strip of card using one for my favourite Simon Says Stamp folders and adhered my scenic circle. To complete my card, I added some stickles to the trees and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Bright Chinese Lanterns

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous palette of blue, orange, cream and kraft.

I’ve noticed that I have been using blue/aqua backgrounds a LOT recently so I was determined that my background would not be blue – instead I sponged some Antique Linen distress ink on my card base and lifted some ink using water droplets. Next, I cut my Poppystamps Chinese Lantern die from some kraft card and coloured the lanterns using distress oxide ink and Prismacolour pencils. I used the mason jar from the My Favorite Things Farmhouse Foundations die set to cut some blue patterned paper and adhered my die cuts to the card base. Finally I added a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

My Favourite colour is Autumn

Hello everyone!

Happy October! Today I’m playing along in the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch challenge using products kindly sent to my by Penny Black.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought of the fabulous Fall Wreath die set (51-479)! For this card, I cut some brown shimmery card plus an old ink blended panel and adhered the leaves from the blended die cut onto the brown die cut. I added a few of the smaller leaves from the die set.

I sponged some distress ink on my card base, splattered some water and lifted some of the ink. I felt the result was a little stark so once the card had dried, I added a very light layer of ink on top. I adhered the die cuts to my card base.

Finally, I added a sentiment from the So Thankful set (30-932) and some sequins to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Autumn Season

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink ‘choose two’ challenge.

The weather has definitely turned in my part of the word and leaves have started to turn. I love the time when the leaves are brightly coloured and the skies are blue… unlike today – it’s pouring at the moment!

Anyway, it should come as no surprise that I chose foliage… and I also decided on the masking option.

I used products kindly sent to me by Penny Black for my CAS take on the challenge. First of all, I cut some acetate with the Slimline Zig-Zag (51-733) die and used it as a mask for my three squares. Then I found an old inky background that I made MANY years ago and cut it with the Fall Foliage dies (51-655). I cut the stems from some mirror card and adhered everything to my card base. Finally I added a sentiment from the Always Thankful set (30-932)….. I actually messed up this stamping when I did it originally so I just adhered a strip of card on top to hide it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pumpkin Owl

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the colour challenge at the Just Us Girls challenge using products sent to me by Penny Black. The colour palette is rather autumnal – orange, green and brown.

I decided to use one of the fun images from the Owlsome stamp set (30-718) – is he a pumpkin decorated as an owl or an owl dressed as a pumpkin?! I think the former but either way he is so much fun! I embossed the image and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints before I fussy cut it. I added some stickles and pearls plus a bit of a wink of Stella to his eyes… sadly you can’t see much of the shimmer in my photos, but his eyes sparkle in real life!

For the background, I used one of the new dies from the Fall 2022 release – Fall Fern (51-756) and coloured it with my Twinklings – I love how the leaves match the pumpkin owl’s wings!

After adding some paint splatters, I adhered everything to my card base and added the sentiment from the Pumpkin Stack mini stamp set (30-855).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas Kindness

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch challenge using products kindly sent to my by Penny Black from their Christmastime 2022 release.

As soon as I saw the new products, I could not wait to play with the Stocking Stuffers die set (51-747) – a really good sized stocking and lots of fun branches. I also added a couple of branches from the Joy of Giving set (51-748) and coloured everything with distress inks. The stocking trim was the exception as I used glitter on white cardstock. It’s so sparkly in real life!

For the background panel, I masked off a section and lightly blended some distress ink across my card base before stamping an oldie and goodie background stamp (Dotted Fusion – 40-278) with versamark ink – love how this dried a purple-grey colour.

I added a sentiment from the Jolly Snippets set (30-925) to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.