Tim Holtz/Ranger

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Butterfly birthday wishes

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

Today, I’m playing along in two challenges – the current Case This Sketch challenge and the Poppystamps monthly challenge.

When I saw the sketch, I played around with various corner stamps but I wanted to do something a bit different so I started looking through my dies. I liked the positioning of the butterflies on the three frames of the Poppystamps Butterfly Triptych die and realised that I could use them in my take on the sketch challenge by simply cutting away half of each of the frames.

First, I prepared my card base by lightly stamping a background stamp by My Favorite Things in Tumbled Glass distress ink. I then took a background I’d created from some distress oxide inks and used it to cut out the butterflies and the Mod Birthday wishes sentiment. I then inlaid the die cut pieces into each butterfly.

Finally I added some glittery butterflies by Simon Says Stamp to finish off my card.

I’m also entering this into the new AAA Birthday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Playful Pusscat

Hello friends!

I decided to play along with the current Time Out challenge today. The theme is ‘playful’ and I decided to turn Memory Box’s Crouching Cat into a playful kitty swinging from a Simon Says Stamp tree, ready to pounce on an unsuspecting passer-by!

The kitty’s paws are separate from the main die cut and as I wanted the kitty to be able to swing a little, I adhered them to the cat using some acetate rather than sticking them onto the card separately.

I adhered the frame to a rainbow background created with Distress Oxide inks and added a Memory Box sentiment and a few die cut hearts to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sparkler Butterfly

Hi friends!

I am back with my entry into the current CAS on Friday challenge which has the theme of butterfly.

I used the Birch Press Design Sparkler Butterfly Layer Set with coloured cardstock. The base layer is standard white card, but I wanted the bottom layer to sparkle so I die cut the second layer from white glitter card as well and inlaid the little centre pieces before adhering the final two coloured layers.

While the butterfly is stunning by itself, I wanted to add a little soft detail to the background, while keeping the card CAS. I softly applied some distress oxide ink through the fabulous Shrubbery stencil from Funky Fossil Designs.

I stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Stretching background dies

Good morning friends!

It’s time for a new Crafts-U-Love Design Team post! This month I received the amazingly intricate Organic Tim Holtz background die *  and a pack of paper by the Paper Boutique *. You can find how I made the card on the right in my earlier post here.

I absolutely LOVE background dies and have amassed quite a collection over the past few years! They are a big investment but I justify it by thinking of alternative ways of using them! As you can see, today I have created two cards from one die cut background.

For both cards, I used some paper from the Paper Boutique pack and added distress ink around the edges. The papers are such good quality that the ink blends beautifully and very quickly!

So, on to the front of the cards! I cut the background from a black panel and stuck the whole die cut to a piece of Press’N Seal to ensure that I didn’t lose any little bits later. I then used an oval die to cut out the centre. I put that die-cut centre to one side and got to work on assembling my first card.

I covered the die cut in glue (seriously this is what took the longest time out of the whole process) and then adhered it to the pink background paper. This is where the Press’N Seal comes into its own – as soon as all the elements of the die cut are adhered to the base, you simply peel off the Press’N Seal! It’s a little pricey on Amazon, but the roll has lasted me for ages and makes it so easy for these sort of cards.

I took two oval dies and used them to create a frame from a piece of black card. (Set aside the rest of the black card, you’ll need it for Card 2!) I adhered the oval frame to the centre of the card. To finish off my card, I used the Belated Birthday Wishes sentiment die from Creative Expressions. I love these sentiment dies! There’s a huge variety and the price point is brilliant. The dies cut all sorts of card (including glitter and mirror card) beautifully!

I then turned my attention to the second card, which is essentially made from ‘leftovers’!

First I trimmed down the black cardstock I had used when I cut the oval frame and adhered it to the second paper background panel. I covered the reverse of the die-cut oval in glue and adhered it to the centre of the frame before removing the Press’N Seal. I used the Just for You sentiment die from Creative Expressions and a few Papermania gems* to complete this card.

These cards came together very quickly, I don’t know how long they took, but definitely less than an hour!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Products marked with a ‘*’ were sent to me by Crafts-U-Love for DT assignments.

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.

Framed Bunny

Happy Good Friday!

I don’t really create many cutesy cards… except at Easter time it seems! I guess I just can’t resist those sweet bunnies!

Today’s card uses dies from three companies – Memory Box (bunny), Lawn Fawn (eggs) and Simon Says Stamp (frame).

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – die cutting.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.