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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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 :)

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

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

    Anne

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

    Karen x

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

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  8. 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

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    1. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. This is stunning! What a gorgeous design.

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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 :)

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

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

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  24. 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

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

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  26. 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!

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