Technique – inlaid die-cutting

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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 5

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 5 of Christmas in July 2020!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!¬† This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card in ‘minutes’; our sponsor is Time for Tea Designs. Our optional twist is, Christmas in July! Yay!

I don’t really love making cards against the clock, as cardmaking is my hobby, but this one came together pretty quickly – just a couple of die cuts, some ink blending and stamping.

You know when you see a stamp or die that you HAVE to have and you are SURE it is going to be super popular… and then you never see anyone sharing their makes with it online? That’s how I feel about this Modern Art Treeline die from Poppystamps. I remember snapping it up as soon as I saw it back in 2016 and was excited to see how others would use it… I never saw anyone else use it. So weird.

Anyway, for my card. I lightly blended some regular distress ink on my card base and added the outline die cut before inlaying pieces cut from an ink blended panel I created some time ago. To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Mama Elephant.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Kylie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Inlaid Hello Card

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I pulled out the Hello with a Bouquet of Flowers die from Pinkfresh Studio and a couple of old backgrounds that I created with some distress oxide inks and colour bursts. I cut the panels and got to work inlaying all those little die cut bits. It took me a while but I like how it turned out in the end.

The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Inkspiration

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along with the Inspirational challenge – what an inspirational photo challenge!

I’d been planning what to make since I saw the image last weekend but the week has been crazy and I had to make my entry quite quickly this evening to meet the challenge deadline.

I’m not sure I did it justice… it didn’t really turnout as I’d hoped….

Anyway, I used dies by Simon Says Stamp and Poppystamps and a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Inlaid Butterfly

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! This fortnight we’d like you to create a card using up to one third of your card base only and the optional twist is an inlaid die. Our sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs.

When I saw our sponsor, I knew I had to incorporate one of my Funky Fossil stencils… but the challenge was how could I use a stencil, an inlaid die and only use a third of my card! After a bit of thought, I decided to use my favourite Funky Fossil stencil, Shrubbery, and inlaid a small Waffle Flower Crafts butterfly. The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Feline Fine

Hi there!

It’s time for a new challenge at AAA Cards! This fortnight we have a sketch for you and the optional twist is animals. Our sponsor is Craftyscrappers

I decided to use the Penny Black FeLINE die so first of all, I created a wall for them to sit on using a My Favorite Things stencil and some distress ink. I then created a small section of sky before adhering the cat die. I played around with various sentiments but in the end I decided to leave the card blank. I must say these cats remind me of my team mate Maaike’s cats – so this card may end up in her mail box one day!

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Antique leaf

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge where their 400th anniversary celebrations continue!

This week’s sketch was the one used for challenge number 300…. and when I saw it, I thought of a Clearly Besotted die that would work perfectly with the design. But the more I thought about it, the more it felt really familiar…. so I went back and checked – FMS challenge number 300 was in August 2017, after I started playing along with the challenge, and blogging! And of course, I had used that very die back then! My entry is here if you want to check it out!

So, for today’s take, I did something a bit different – controlled ink smooshing instead of two paper panels. Then I added a new die cut – this is the Antique Leaf Label die from Memory Box. I have loved this die for a long time and I’m glad I finally took the plunge and bought it this week! The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.