Technique – die cutting

Featuring die cutting

Spring Vase

Hello friends!

I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – blue, yellow, green and white. Perfect spring colours!

I just received my annual Stampin Up! order and was itching to use the Indigo Blue stamp and die set that I purchased! So happy I was able to use it right away! I also used an older flower die by Simon Says Stamp (Meadow Rue – from 2013!) and dies from Poppystamps and Simply Graphic. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

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LucieG.

Dreamy Freesia

Hello friends!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – pink, yellow, green and kraft. Perfect LucieG colours!

I created an ink-blended panel in the centre of my card using distress inks and then cut and coloured Memory Box’s Dreamy Freesia die. I really wanted the flower to take centre stage as freesias are very special to me, but felt the card needed a little something so I added a few vellum leaves cut from a Simply Graphic die.  The heat-embossed sentiment is also by Memory Box.

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LucieG.

Floral band

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Happy Saturday! Today I’m playing along with the  Freshly Made Sketches challenge using new-to-me products by Simon Says Stamp.

I heat embossed the beautiful SSS Floral Background stamp and coloured it using distress ink. I used a wavy background die to cut a piece of white card and then adhered the three panels to my card base. To complete my card, I added a die cut sentiment.

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LucieG.

The Double challenge

Hi everyone!

For my second card of the day, I’m playing along with the ‘double’ challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. This challenge combines colours AND a sketch… and can be quite tricky… but hey, that’s why they are called challenges, isn’t it?

For my card, I used the beautiful Cherry Blossom Wreath by Memory Box, together with a sentiment from the Ton and a stencil by Funky Fossil Designs.

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LucieG.

Hummingbird wishes

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I’ve been busy in my craft room this long weekend! First up today is the card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge using products by Penny Black.

I knew I wanted to use the wonderful fuchsia die (51-045) as well as the gorgeous hummingbird stamp from the Flying Colors set (40-739) set.

After colouring the fuchsia with distress inks, I googled images for hummingbirds…. which I don’t think I have ever seen in real life – they aren’t native to Europe and I don’t recall seeing them on my travels at all. Anyway, I digress, I couldn’t believe it when I found this image – look at the colours of that bird – and he is with a fuchsia! Amazing!

I coloured the hummingbird with distress markers and then fussy cut the image. I created a blended background with some distress inks and then cut a panel using the Antique Frames dies (51-397).

Following the sketch, I added a die cut strip (Geometric borders – 51-196) and then adhered the panel and images. To complete my card, I added a few iridescent gems and a sentiment from the Snippets set (30-283).

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LucieG.

Belated Birthday Blossoms!

Happy Good Friday!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – blush, dark pink and cream. Perfect for for a cherry blossom card!

I used the Stamp Market’s Ready to Bloom cover die to cut a panel I’d covered with Tattered Rose distress ink. I then added a little Worn Lipstick in the centre of each bloom… but when I looked at itm the contrast wasn’t as intense as I wanted – I knew I needed to add a different shade of pink to represent the dark pink in the palette. So, I blended some Picked Raspberry distress ink for the Creative  Expressions die cut sentiment. I adhered the die cuts to a card base that I’d altered with Antique Linen distress oxide ink and then added some glittery Nuvo drops to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.