Sunday, March 9, 2014
Feather blended inlaid die cuts
Happy Sunday. Awhile ago I saw this video on Kristina Werner's Blog - it shows how to blend with copics using non-traditional colour combos. I loved this idea and have tried it a couple of times. I more recently saw this video on Jennifer McGuire's blog about inlaid die-cuts - I love the idea of puzzle piecing die cuts together. So... today I decided to combine the two ideas.
Incase you haven't noticed, I have been on a bit of a hot pink and orange kick. I think it is my craving for spring jumping into action! Anyway, I have been eyeing my Memory Box Daisy die (actually called Tilth Flower) and have been letting ideas percolate. It is one of my faves and I want to use it more. So I die cut three of thses flowers and left them intact. I feather-blended (sort of - I didn't want the colours to totally blend to keep a bit of contrast) the orange and the pink (I used a YR and an RV copic for this). Next I die cut three more flowers from white cardstock and then die cut three from my focal panel (pink cardstock), Next I cut a piece of copy paper the same siz as my pink card stock, covered it completely in tape, then adhered it behind the pink panel. I carefully inlaid the white border of the flowers, and then inlaid the center of the petals. I trimmed it all down, white embossed the sentiment - taken from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler. I love the bright, cheery look of this card. It was a little time-consuming to make, but now that I have the lay out and the steps down, I don't think it would take too long to reproduce. I am keen to try other colour combos.
Anyway, I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. We are enjoying a beautiful day here in Perth (Ontario) - it is only -5c and sun, sun, sunny!