Friday, September 15, 2017

September Technique Blog Hop

SEPTEMBER - Inlaid & Lifted Die-cutting Cards

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

Die Cuts are certainly popular in the crafting world and there are so many from which to choose. But they can be expensive, so we’re looking at additional ways in which we can use them; specifically, inlaid and lifted die cuts.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try an idea or two that we’ve shared with you.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

  • January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing
  • February-So Sketchy
  • March-no hop this month
  • April-Stamp Set Showdown
  • May-World of Watercolor
  • June-Basic Card Folds
  • July-Bleaching Your Card
  • August-Stamping on Patterned Paper

  • We have an amazing sponsor this month, Katydid Cards:
    Please take a moment to check out Kim's Katydid Cards blog or Facebook page. Her awesome prize this month is:We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. The winner will be announced on Sunday, September 24, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check Sharon's blog on Sunday. The winner will have until October 14, 2017, to claim the prize.
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    This is the first card I made using just the inlaid die cut method (no lifting). Fun Stampers Journey has several card-sized background dies that are great for this technique. This one is called Floral View. First I cut the front piece from black and adhered it to my white card front, then cut scraps of green and yellow to fit into the spaces I wanted colored. It's fun - kind of like putting together a jigsaw puzzle!
    This one has a slight lift - just two extra layers. I used just two dies from a very versatile die set called Snapshot Frames. It also has dies for Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Christmas and, of course, a frame! First I formed the background diagonals and taped them together on the back so I could cut out the spaces for the leaves and word. Then I diecut 6 leaves and 2 words from Butter Cream card stock, 3 leaves from the yellow patterned paper, and 2 leaves and the word from the green patterned paper. I glued the butter cream layers together, then pieced the patterned paper onto the top of that to create the "lift" before gluing the shapes into their corresponding openings.
    It's hard to see the dimension on this one because of the pattern on the background, but it's there! The diecut leaf is built of several layers of card stock, and then popped up with foam squares as well. The word is just cut out of the background paper so the dark card shows through.
    Give this technique a try - you can go simple with the "jigsaw puzzle" method, to really add a lot of depth. Have fun!
    And now you’re off to visit with Sandy at The Scrapbook Blessings Club. See you next month with another fabulous technique!
    Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

  • Sharon
  • Claudia
  • Kim
  • Wilma
  • Sandy
  • Jodie
  • Debbie

    1. Ooh, love these! I couldn't possibly decide which I like best! Always look forward to seeing what you have to share in these hops. You never disappoint!

    2. Awesome projects Wilma. I have hard time to pick my favorite. Love the first one, but boy putting all these pieces back is a lot of work ;-). I really love the second one with the splitt leave, have to keep this in mind and last: this one is a beauty too. Great job and thank you for hopping along with us :-)

    3. Fabulous cards. That first one is so bold. And the second where you piece the parts back and they are like negative of each other is genius. Great job.

    4. Wonderul cards, as usual. Thanks for hopping along.

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    5. Wowers! Love your cards! The second card....great

    6. Cute cards!!! Love the different uses of the techniques!!

    7. Love the look of these pretty cards! Great techniques! Love the second card with the split effect!

    8. Those are all so different and I really like them all. I will have to try some of these techniques.

    9. I love the layers and colors on all 3 cards!