A Rosy Birthday

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I’m just popping in to share a CAS rosy birthday card.

From a white A2 stitched rectangle, a smaller Stitched Rectangle was die cut in the center, A Clarity brush was used to blend Real Red ink through a rose stencil on that rectangle diecut.

The roses were then coloured with Copics for contrast and to make them pop. Clear shimmer was added to the roses for some sparkle and the rectangle was inlaid.

Next, happy was die cut from black cardstock.  It was mounted to a white scrap of cardstock and fussy cut with a white border.  It was adhered to a vellum strip and Glossy Accents was added for dimension.  While the Glossy Accents was still wet, the black white heat embossed sentiment strip was added.

Thank you for your visit.  Have a nice day!





I am playing in the following challenges:
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 CUTplorations
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations (Old Rose Prints stencil)
The Card Concept #76 Romantic Roses
SSS MondayStencil It
SSS Wednesday Anythung Goes






Inlaid Happy Day

Hi there.  I can’t believe it’s the last week of April already and it was actually nice here today.  It also inspired me to make today’s CAS rainbow card using the inlaid die cutting technique.

Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame was used first to die cut an area of a white A2 panel then set aside for later.  The frame was then die cut from Bristol paper.  I wanted to create a sky scene within the frame, so the inside scallop rectangle was die cut with a cloud border die.  Distress inks were sponged on to the top piece in rainbow colours to create the sun rays coming out from the clouds.

The butterfly was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then fussy cut out.  Clear shimmer was added to the rainbow rays and butterfly for some sparkle.  The sentiment was black heat embossed on the bottom piece.

To give some depth to the frame once it was inlaid, gray ink was sponged around the perimeter of the negative diecut rectangle.

That piece was adhered to a white top folded card base and the frame was inlaid into that open space.  For dimension, a second frame was die cut from Bristol paper and stacked. The butterfly was mounted with foam adhesive and a few clear sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.







I am entering in the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up – April 2017 Inlaid Die Cutting (stamping, heat embossing, fussy cutting, spinging, glitter)
Addicted to CAS – #109 Rainbow
STAMPLlorationsApril 2017 Anything CAS optional twist Any Pastel
STAMPlorationsApril 2017 Theme and Sketch
STAMPLlorations – Things with Wings Linky Party
Happy Little Stampers2017 Anything Goes with Dies

Custom Out To Sea Stamp

Hello everyone.  It’s Sunday and I have a one layer card to share using the inlaid die cutting technique.

Out To Sea card for HLS May CAS. Challenge Inlaid Die Cutting and Penny Black and More May Challenge Anything Goes

I haven’t seen a sailboat stamp I really liked, so when I saw this image online, I knew I had to buy it. BUT (and here’s the kicker) this wasn’t a stamp! The image that I saw was actually a die from Penny Black called Out To Sea.  Now the dilemma–Should I still buy it?

Custom Out To Sea Die Stamp

Of course, I bought it. Otherwise, I couldn’t have made this card. 😉  I took the die (pictured left above) and created my own custom stamp from fun foam (pictured right above).  You may have noticed that I was able to reverse the image.  I used a temporary adhesive to adhere my custom fun foam stamp to an acrylic block. In this case, I used my 2-way glue pen, allowing it to dry clear for the temporary adhesive before pressing it to the block.  This is one great way to stretch your dies.

Out To Sea card for HLS May CAS. Challenge Inlaid Die Cutting and Penny Black and More May Challenge Anything Goes

I inked up my “stamp” with VersaMark and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder then watercolored with distress inks.  Once it dried, I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle die with stitching on both sides of the cut line.  I used the 3rd and 4th largest dies to cut a stitched frame from thick white cardstock.

Out To Sea card for HLS May CAS. Challenge Inlaid Die Cutting and Penny Black and More May Challenge Anything Goes

Next I dry embossed the thick cardstock by running it through the Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  With the pieces die cut out, I inlaid them back into the thick dry embossed cardstock before die cutting the happy sentiment below. I mounted this piece onto a white card base and then inlaid a black happy die cut to finish.  With everything inlaid, this is a one layer card.

UPDATED: I forgot to add that I left the sentiment with just happy to be filled in later once I decide what type of card I want it to be (ie. birthday, Father’s Day, etc.)



HLS CAS Challenge – May 2016 Inlaid Die Cutting
Penny Black and More Challenge – Anything Goes