Technique – inlaid die-cutting

Featuring inlaid die-cutting

Layered dahlia

Hi friends!

I am back with my entry into the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

I used the Birch Press Design Dahlia Mini Frame Layer Set to cut into three panels that I’d coloured with Distress Oxide Inks. I layered them onto a background panel and inlaid the centres of the petals which I had cut from glitter cardstock.

I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Groovy Flower Egg

Hello there!

Another day, another Easter card! Today I’m playing along with an oldie but goodie! This egg die from Simon Says Stamp is a few years old now, but still one of my favourites!

I used a few of my new Gina K inks and the Color Throwdown colour palette (orange, yellow and blue) and one of my favourit techniques – inlaid die cutting.

The sentiment is by Poppystamps.

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (die cutting).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Embossed butterflies

Happy Sunday!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight we are challenging you to make a card in ‘minutes’ with the optional twist of one of my favourite techniques – dry embossing! Our sponsor is Heffydoodle who are offering a price of a £25 voucher to their store!

What do we mean by ‘made in minutes’? Well, after planning your card and gathering your supplies you card should take 15 – 30 minutes to complete!

Now, I confess, I was nervous about this challenge as I am not a fast cardmaker. I don’t like rushing the creative process, I enjoy it! Anyway, I knew I had to focus on die cutting as that’s a pretty quick technique and I wanted to case one of my older cards where I inlaid embossed die cuts.

I chose a simple die, some previously-rejected ink blending and a couple of embossing folders and got to work. It probably took me about 20 minutes to assemble this card, and then another 20 to find a stencil that I decided I needed for the card base once I’d assembled my die cut image!!

The sentiment is by Hero Arts and I used embossing folders by Cuttlebug and Crafts Too.

My team mates  have created some gorgeous CAS cards over at AAA Cards and we are joined by guest designer Kateryna who has some amazing cards on her Instagram feed.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Birthday Flower Frame

Hello friends!

I loved the challenge colour combo that I used for last Sunday’s card that I decided to use all the little negative pieces to create a birthday card for a friend who loves sparkles!

I used some white glitter card to cut the fabulous Outline Floral Frame from Simon Says Stamp and got to work inserting all the little pieces. I rescued all of them apart from one leaf! Very annoying,  but as I didn’t have much time, I planned to insert a white glitter leaf instead.

Can you spot it? No?

Well that’s because just as I was clearing up I found the missing leaf! Yay!

I added a bold sentiment from Penny Black and a few Nuvo glitter drops to finish off the card.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – feminine/girly.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

 

Happy Love Day 2019

Sorry for the post overload friends – I have just been inspired to create Valentine’s cards this year!

Anyway, what would you do if you had a layover in Seattle? Head downtown or go to Impress Cards and Crafts? Yep, you’ve guessed it! When I had a layover at SeaTac last year, I hopped on a bus and took the short trip to Tukwila and spent a lovely couple of hours in Impress’s fabulous store there! So many craft goodies there! I bought this sweet heart die and Savvy Stamps sentiment stamp there! Making this CAS card today bought back a lot of happy memories from my little trip there!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Shining Heart of Gold

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with the latest Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is ‘love’.

Perfect opportunity for my to use all those heart dies I have bought from SSS over the years. I decided to play with the Shining Heart die that I bought last year and used it across a background panel. I inlaid some hearts that I’d cut from a Ken Oliver Color Burst background I had created a while ago! I inlaid one heart cut from gold glitter cardstock and finally added a My Favorite Things sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.