Monday 17 April 2017

Patience and die cuts ...

Morning all!  I ran out of time yesterday to post this second card ... made during my day of crafting.  

I die cut the focal point using a Tim Holtz die designed to stay in the card.  I used the same die to cut up some scraps of card coloured using the faux mother of pearl technique (leftover from a previous project) and the inlaid the elements in to the focal point.  I can safely say that I am unlikely to use this die for this technique again - the pieces are just so small and fiddly!!  As you can see, I also used the die to cut the card base to echo the design and to add more interest.  I popped the panel on to the base and stamped the sentiment.

I used:
Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean
UNIKO - Simply Said
Dovecraft 3D Pearl Effects

I'm entering the following challenges:

CAS Mix Up April Challenge 

STAMPlorations CAS April Challenge



  1. This is an amazing design, Elaine! I love the colored bits added in and kudos for sticking with that! Having the open die cut beneath is brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Such a unique and beautiful design, Elaine! Love how you've used the die twice for this card front. I can imagine how long it too to place all those little pieces back in place, but they are so pretty, especially with the shimmer of the FMOP. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Having made a similar mistake in picking a die that fiddly to do the inlaid technique you have my utmost respect! It looks beautiful. Cara x

  4. Lots of patience surely. Beautifully done too. My congratulations :D Love that you repeated the die pattern behind, lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Definitely lots of patience needed .... and the result is stunning. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx


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