Technique – inlaid die-cutting

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Day 5 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

Altenew was the sponsor for Day 5 – and I have a LOT of Altenew goodies! After perusing the fabulous inspiration from the DT, I decided to base my tag on one made by Erum Tasneem.

I used silver shimmer Delicata ink with the largest star stamp in the Halftone Stars stamp set and paired it with part of a sentiment from the Sketched Evergreen stamp set. This was probably the quickest tag I did (excluding the time it took for me to find my matching star dies, that is!)

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hey Pumpkin!

Hi everyone!

The colour combo for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge is very similar to last week’s – orange, taupe and black, so of course that calls for another pumpkin card!

I found the perfect taupe card in my collection, but it hasn’t photographed well, which is disappointing. It’s greyer in real life.

Anyway, I added a Memory Box pumpkin cut from black and orange glitter paper and then added the Honey Bee sentiment in the beautiful Delicata shimmer black ink.

I felt the card still needed ‘something’ so I embossed a square frame die cut to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn smile

Hi everyone!

I love the autumn colours for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge – purple, orange, yellow and green and used the same distress inks as the challenge host, the talented Amy Rysavy. I wanted to created a sponge blended background, with limited brown – always a challenge with this palette! I sponged really lightly to maintain the colours – it looks like I used completely different inks to Amy, doesn’t it?!

I wanted to add some shimmer to my coloured panel so I added just one spritz of distress mica spray. I love the effect you get from just one spray. So difficult to stop at just one though!!

Anyway, I used the fabulous striped leaf die from Altenew and some kraft cardstock to create the inlaid die-cut background and added the embossed Altenew sentiment. But I didn’t feel the card was completely finished. Then I saw the theme for Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – add metal. So I dusted down my neglected box of brads, added a few and called the card done!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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.