die cutting colours

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Hi everyone. It looks like today has been the day for lots of die cutting, embossing, paper piecing, and generally concocting a scene.

I was inspired by the colours from the current Color Throwdown challenge, to use hot pink, lime green, yellow, pale blue. I have also taken a picture of some of the dies I used, as I played with many sets!

20180204_114620The blue card is from Creative Expressions, and you can see I used the Lawn Fawn ‘Stitched Cloud Backdrop’. The green card is actually white card I smooshed Catherine Pooler’s ‘Lime Rickey’ down, blended it a little, but as I wanted quite a rough blending for the grass, I wasn’t too bothered about marks.

I then die cut the two together using one of the Lawn Fawn ‘Simple Grassy Hillsides’. I stuck the two together on the back, placing the green inset into the blue, then ran the green part through again to emboss more grassy detail using the same die set. I then cut the two together with the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles.

Once the base was done, I turned to my scene items. I die cut the tree from Kraft card, then turned to the leaves and flowers.

As I didn’t have any hot pink card stock, I took my Stampin Up ‘Melon Mambo’, smooshed it onto my craft mat, added water, and moved some water-colour paper through it. Once dry, I die cut the flowers and butterfly, ready to be put onto the scene.

For the yellow, I took the Catherine Pooler ‘Tiara‘ ink pad, and smooshed the same way, then once dry, I die cut the leaves of the tree. Then I had to stick each individual leaf down separately. Fine tip glue certainly comes in handy for that.

Once I had die cut the two black birds, I placed everything on the scene, moved things around until I was happy, then glued everything in place.

I kept the tree hanging off the edge, and cut off the overhang, and added some small pink pearls to the middle of the flowers, and used my clear glitter pen for the butterfly.

I must say this card took quite a bit of planning, and certainly took longer than a stamped card would do, but I really enjoyed playing. Scenes aren’t really my style, but with the colours from this challenge, I straight away pictured grass and blue sky, then searched through my stash to see what dies spoke to me!

As for a sentiment – well, I don’t really think it needs one. I thought about ‘just for you’ and ‘thinking of you’ but I kept it just the way it is. The inside of the card is certainly where thoughts and wishes can be written.

Challenges to be entered:

Color Throwdownhot pink, lime green, yellow, pale blue

Watercooler Wednesday challenge anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challengeanything goes