Thursday, October 02, 2014

Cut Out Daisy


Hi everyone.  Today's card is a reminder that there's still time to enter the current challenge at Time Out Challenges (#15 - Stamping with an optional twist of Apples). This is such a fun challenge ... I hope you'll join in.

As you can see, I didn't use the optional twist, but I did stamp this beautiful daisy from STAMPlorations and colored it with Copics.  I followed the idea of the cut out panel technique by Maile Belles, although I didn't follow her instructions completely. Instead, I stamped, colored and cut out my daisy image and attached to a card front with an "H" cut.  It seemed easier and I love the way it looks, exposing the strip of pretty embossing in-behind.  I added some gold stickles to the center of the flower for some sparkle and shine ... and stamped a simple sentiment to finish.







Stamps:  Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments (STAMPlorations), A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Black marker (SU!); Copics:  Y21, YR24, YR07, R17, R27, R29, G43, YG67
Accessories & Tools:  Musical Flourish Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), gold stickles

28 comments:

sandie said...

wonderful rich colours and great design. The gold is a perfect touch.We have loved you being out Guest Designer Loll, always fab to be on a team with you xx

Julie Beech said...

Love this Loll, especially your setback embossed panel and the sharp contrast between the orange daisy and all that white space. Yum. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just gorgeous Loll! Love your vibrant flower and the gold stickles is an amazing way to do the center! I love this look with the sunken embossed panel, so creative and elegant! Beautiful! hugs :)

Valerie Nolan said...

Love this card design Loll and the daisy is gorgeous!
Val x

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely love this Loll.

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the design of your card Loll and the vibrant colours of your beautiful daisy.....like the idea of the embossed panel too

Anne

Karen B said...

This is gorgeous Loll - so simple yet so very effective. Lovely colouring.

Karen x

Lee-Anne said...

A beauty, Loll...love the texture peeking through!

Unknown said...

Love the card and if this is an easier way to do it, I want to try it. But what is an "H cut?"
Laura

Sandy said...

I love your cards! So clean and elegant!!
Sandy xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful! I so love the vivid color against the split bg! Fabulous card [as usual ;)]

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Laura. I cut to expose the embossed layer underneath ... the card front is still one piece (it may look two to you, with a small strip on the right hand size and a larger one on the left). But it is actually one piece with 1 1/4" wide sections cut from the top and bottom, leaving a small cross strip so that I could attach the daisy panel. This keeps it sturdy. I hope that makes sense. Loll :)

shirley-bee said...

Beautifully layered card, Loll. Love the bright daisy with glitter centre.

Bonnie said...

What an interesting layout with the cut piece! Love the embossing peeking out! Beautiful flower too!

Susan said...

The layout is fabulous, as is the daisy - love the Stickles in the centre!

Far North said...

Wow, your flower is a show stopper against your stunning background!

Darlene DeVries said...

I love this card Loll - the gap behind the flower is really a nice touch! :)

Becky said...

This is stunning! What a gorgeous design.

harrahx2 said...

How gorgeous! You have really been doing some beautiful cards of late. Great ideas that you share too! Thanks Loll.

MaryH said...

Gorgeous. Lovely flower, beautiful embossing, and I have no clue as to what an "H" cut is, so will be googling to find out! I did see Benzi do the Maile technique a while back. Your card is wonderful! Off to enjoy an earlier post that I've missed. TFS & Hugs. Happy wkend.

Brenda said...

I am loving this card design Loll! It is so cool how the embossing pops out from underneath the other layers. I also love, love the flower and the way you colored it. Such fun bright colors and some sparkle in the middle-couldn't ask for more! Hugs, Brenda

Barb Ghig said...

I really love this card, Loll! Your Copic coloring is just beautiful, and I love the design! Awesome CASE of Maile's card!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... such gorgeous, vibrant colours against the wonderful textured background panel ... and a just the perfect touch of shimmer! So fabulous to have you guest designing with us at Time Out ... so inspiring! Anita :)

Ingrid Kristina V said...

fabulous design, Loll! Love the cut out, so clever and effective! Gorgeous card! xxx

Deepti said...

This is such afabulous design, I love the embossed BG :)

cm said...

Stunning, Loll! Like some of the others, I didn't know what an H cut was; thanks for explaining in one of the responses. I'd love, love and love to see a tutorial on how you created this...pretty, pretty please?
~c

Nonni said...

This is beautiful... I love the layout and your coloring. This would work for the STAMPlorations AG challenge also! :) xxx

Shery said...

I love everything about this card, Loll! That strip of embossing showing makes for a beautiful background and sets off the daisy nicely. Got this card filed in my cards to CASE folder!