Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Inlaid Die-cut


Hi everyone.  Bought this beautiful die a couple of months ago from Scrapbook Warehouse in Vancouver.  LOVE how pretty and delicate it looks when watercoloured.

I used the inlaid die-cutting technique for this card.  It was simple to do.  I didn't add all the background pieces back, but instead, just added the oval outline, leaves and flowers.  The rest of the die-cut pieces were left out so there is a clear view to the background behind the die-cut.  Then I popped it up over top of the lattice design stenciled background.

This is my reminder card for the CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts.  Still lots of time left to come and join the fun.  We'd love to see you in the gallery. :)


My CAS Mix Up card above has die-cutting, stamping, watercolouring, inlaid die-cutting technique, and stenciling with sponging.

We have had amazing entries so far this month.  Click HERE to see our Pinterest Board for June's challenge --- lots of fabulous inspiration.

And there are more sample cards from our Design Team, Featured Designer and Guest Designer posted on the CAS Mix Up blog today.  Hope you have time to stop by and check them out.







Stamps:  Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Zigs; Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Fairhaven Oval Frame, paint brush, Crisscrossed Stencil (STAMPlorations), Sponge, sequins

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts



23 comments:

Linda said...

Loll, this is so gorgeous. Love it.

Mac Mable said...

So clever...initially I couldn't 'see' the inlaid parts but wow stunning x Gorgeous colours and so very pretty x

Joanne said...

So delicate and lovely!

Shirl said...

Lovely, the smoky slate is a nice subtle color with this!

Shirl

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great card, well thought out and beautifully done. You're right, with a beautiful die, but your coloring matter, that is unique. Adding to the background pattern is an excellent move. Sequins add sparkle. Everything fits so perfectly. I love this card.
hugs,
BozenA

Susan said...

Love that new die, Loll! It's perfect for a partial inlay. Great use of the stencil and the sequins!

nancy littrell said...

Love your stenciled background for your beautiful delicate die cut flowers and leaves. So pretty and creative Loll. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

donna sherman said...

Beautiful, Loll! Looks so dainty! Love the coloring, and it looks so nice on the stencil. GREAT design!!! I will have to look into getting that die, if I can make something as beautiful and delicate as this!!!!

Lee-Anne said...

I love the fresh feel of this...the colors are simply fabulous, Loll!

Bonnie said...

What beautiful, softly colored flowers, Loll! Love the stenciling behind the aperture! And what a wonderful die! Wonderful inspiration, my friend!

Birgit said...

This is stunning, Loll! I love the soft, citrus-y colors and the pretty stenciled lattice. Over the top, GORGEOUS!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! Beautiful colors, so fresh and springy!

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely swoon-worthy! Love how delicate it looks!

Brenda said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is stunning Loll, how about you come and rub elbows with me?! lol I am so loving that die, your stenciled background is the perfect backdrop for this beautiful die. Oh yeah, I am totally in love with this card. Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow again! This is so well done and designed from your stenciling to your imaginative way to use that inlay technique! While you say it was easy, that window and partial inlay would have taken me a LONG time to figure out! The colors- just so beautiful!

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my...LOVE this oval frame with the leaves and flowers! Your water coloring on it is just lovely Loll, and I love how you can see the stenciled background behind the inlaid die cuts! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

Jeanne said...

This is so very pretty, Loll. It made me smile when I looked at it. Dainty and fresh, like a sweet summer's day. Thank you for sharing!

TK said...

Delicate, gorgeous, and oh so lovely!

Anita in France said...

Oh, how lovely, Loll ... such a pretty floral sprig ... the delicate dimension is fabulous against the trellis background! Hugs, Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

Your die looks beautiful all colored up Loll - love the inlaid bit too!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh Loll, this is stunning! Your inlaid die cutting on this card is so pretty! I love your soft watercoloring on the delicate flowers and leaves, and your stenciled background is just beautiful!

shirley-bee said...

This is so pretty, Loll! I love how you did a partial inlay.

MaryH said...

Thought I'd commented on this pretty card, but not seeing it, so will try again: Love the oval with all the soothing spring green. The out-of-the-box design treatment added even more texture than the softness of the embossing paste. Especially like the green framing in the oval too. The spark of the coral blooms on the ferns and stems..pretty bright color. It's lovely & some interesting inlay techniques too. TFS & Hugs