Technique – inlaid die-cutting

Featuring inlaid die-cutting

Green and…blue leaves?

Hi everyone!

I’ve been playing with my Distress Oxide inks and Color Bursts today and had great fun making different backgrounds for future projects. It was my first time using colour bursts! Oh my! They are amazing! I only have a couple of colours (at the moment) so I decided to combine them with my distress oxide inks to see what happened – love the effect!

I used one of my backgrounds to make this card. Believe it or not, I actually used Lucky Clover distress oxide ink here but somehow it looks much lighter in places – almost like Cracked Pistachio. Weird, but I like it!

I used a fabulous background die from Altenew and inlaid the pieces that I’d cut from my coloured background into a white die cut panel. To finish it off, I added a small piece of vellum and a greeting cut using some of the Altenew inline alpha set.

I’m entering this into the current Color Throwdown challenge – blue, green and white make up this week’s colour combo!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Way to go!

Hi Everyone!

This week’s Casology challenge theme is ‘square’ and here is what I came up with!

I cut an inked background with a Memory Box die and inlaid the pieces into the frame that I’d cut from glitter paper. I really wanted to add more bling, but I’m hoping to add this to my woefully small supply of male cards, so I just stamped a simple sentiment from Hero Arts to finish it off.

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LucieG.

Dots and Stripes and a star for good measure!

Hi Everyone!

The theme for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge is ‘dots and/or stripes’. I used a couple of Simon Stays Stamp dies and some remnants from rainbow backgrounds that I created a few weeks ago as part of Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class. I just can’t decide whether I prefer it with or without a sentiment (also Simon’s). What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my lovely Mum and Dad! Here’s the card I gave them today – I created the background with distress oxide inks and then used it as a base for some inlaid die cutting using a die from Nellie Snellen.

I lightly dusted some regular distress ink die onto the background using a stencil from Simon Says Stamp and then stamped a sentiment from Ellen Hutson. I then added a few die cut glitter hearts to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rainbow Maker, Day 3 cards

Hi everyone!

I’m still playing catch up with Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class. Day 3 was all about rainbow die cutting and I was totally intrigued by May Park’s ‘poke-out die-cutting’ technique as I love inlaid die cutting, but it does take a very long time. I must admit I was a bit sceptical but this card came together so quickly! Definitely one to use again and again.

All dies and stamps are by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sparkling Chinese Lanterns

Hello!

I love Chinese Lanterns and so I just had to have this new gorgeous Poppystamps die as soon as I saw it!

I coloured the die cut using my Twinkling H20’s and then inlaid some coordinating glitter paper (which I found after I had coloured the image – still can’t believe I had such a good match).

I cut an oval from my base card and then stuck some acetate to create the window before adhering the die cut and a sentiment die cut, also by Poppystamps.

I’m entering this into two challenges: Poppystamps Monthly Challenge (Just Bling it) and Less is More Challenge (Anything but Stamps).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.