Welcome to week 34 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Pear Pizzazz from the Subtles family and I’ve created a card using the die inlay technique.
The Artfully Layered Bundle includes the Artfully Layered Stamp Set and the Tropical Layers Dies. The two bottom dies in this photo below are ideal for the die inlay technique because they are large outline die piece with many negative pieces.
I paired Pear Pizzazz with Evening Evergreen for my die inlay card which was inspired by another die inlay card I saw on Pinterest that used these same dies with contrasting bright purples and pinks against a black background.
Any contrasting colours work really well for the die inlay technique – by pairing a soft green like Pear Pizzazz with a dark green like Evening Evergreen, both these colours really pop!
The easiest way to do die inlay is to first adhere your cardstock to an adhesive sheet before die cutting – this turns every piece into a sticker! Or you can use multipurpose liquid glue like I did today because I temporarily misplaced my adhesive sheets!
I’m so glad I finally purchased the Stitched Greenery Die – it creates such a gorgeous stitched background, just perfect for cards that feature any sort of plant or flower.
This sentiment is from the Artfully Layered Stamp Set in the Artfully Layered Bundle, stamped in Evening Evergreen and die cut using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie– I can’t wait to see what Tina has made this week!
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Welcome to week 14 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Crushed Curry, a rich bold yellow from the Regals colour collection.
Do you have any colours that you rarely use, but when you do, you wonder why you don’t use them more often? Crushed Curry is one of those colours for me.
Crushed Curry is so vibrant, it immediately draws your eye and it demands your attention. And as today is the first day of spring here in Australia, I decided to celebrate the arrival of spring with a Crushed Curry sunflower card.
This card uses a favourite technique of mine: the die inlay technique. I highly recommend die inlay to anyone who enjoys doing jigsaws. It’s not a technique for fast mass production but it’s not hard to do either, and the extra time it takes is so worth it for the effect it gives.
Did you notice the background spotted DSP? It’s from the FREE SALE-a-bration Beautifully Penned 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.
The “Thanks a Bunch” sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers has been stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white emboss powder before fussy cutting it out.
The other great pop of Crushed Curry colour is the handmade matching envelope. Isn’t this DSP pattern just gorgeous? It’s from a host set called Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, which has black and white patterns on one side and vibrant colours on the other side.
The envelope closure was made using the same die I used for the centre of the sunflower. I cut two of these dies in Basic Black and attached them to the envelope with white square brads. White bakers twine twists around the closures to open and close the envelope.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Caroline Manwaring. I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!
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