Friday, July 12, 2013

Layered Die Cut


We have been learning how to layer die cuts on our cards. You cut out the image wherever you want it on the card, then you layer several additional pieces on top. Using a different color helps create an incredible look. Cardstock in this light shade of blue has been one of the first colors I've reached for this week while preparing assignments for class. Fortunately, it was included in the group of colors we were to use!

For this card I started by gluing a piece of the blue cardstock behind the front piece of the card base so it would show through where the flower had been die cut. Then, I just started layering more pieces of the flower, one on top of the other, until I achieved the look I wanted. This shade of blue with the white looks so elegant to me, and I absolutely love my new border die! Putting it all together gave me a sense of peace and joy. The bracket dies were a gift, and I couldn't be more thankful!

Hope you like this card as much as I do. Please leave a comment. I read them every night and enjoy getting to know each of you as class progresses. And anyone else who might be taking a look, can you tell I'm learning anything? Be honest -- that's the only way I can grow in this craft. Thank you for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous card. What did you used for the cuts out of your white card base?

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    1. It's a die from SSS. I love it -- so simple!

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  2. Love the lines in your card - elegant and appropriate for a sympathy card!

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  3. Love your card - very, very beautiful. I am impressed by your card.

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  4. Yes, your card is similar in design to mine. Great minds, and all that... I like how you've put a pretty edging on yours! Just curious about the time/date stamp on your photo. Are these old cards, or is your camera not set to the correct date?!?

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    1. The time/date is wrong, obviously. I cannot get it off the camera! This bugs me to no end, believe me! Yes, these are all brand new cards -- made the day I post them.

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  5. This is lovely, very appropriate for a sympathy card. I'm not sure how the flower die produced the cut-outs in the card, though. Can you explain more?

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    1. I cut out the entire flower -- bud and leaves -- and then "implanted" the layers of diecut pieces back into the space where the flower bud and stems had been (are) but left the one leaf blank except for the underlay behind the piece of cardstock. Does that make it any clearer (than mud?)? I'm glad you are so intriqued! I saw it done on several other blogs so I gave it a shot.

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    2. Yes, I think I get it now, thanks. It really is lovely.

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  6. Re-inserting die cut pieces really makes them pop! I just used the same technique on my card for the challenge, and it really is easy to do. Yours is beautiful.

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  7. Clean, simple and elegant!! I love your layered die cuts and the soft blue! I have yet to try that technique but I am hoping to find time later today!!

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  8. WOW!! Your rocked this challenge!! Simple and STUNNING card!!!

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