Saturday, March 11, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations March Blog Hop Technique Challenge Die Cutting

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations March Blog Hop as we showcase projects with this month's Technique Challenge - Die Cutting. This technique is a great way to add dimension and detail to your projects and is a favorite for those of us who are not a fan of fussy cutting with Paper Snips. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to create your own beautiful projects.
There are so many ways to use Die Cutting to create your projects. For my card design today, I decided to show how you can use it to create an intricate background, to cut out stamped images to create my design and for the sentiment label to complete the card. Each one of these can help step up your card design on its own, but together they combine to create a simply Wow design. For this card design, I chose to use the Two Tone Flora Bundle which includes the Two Tone Flora stamp set and coordinating dies. For the sentiment I chose to use one of the Something Fancy Dies to die cut the sentiment from the Go To Greetings stamp set. These products work together beautifully to help create beautiful cards with just a few simple steps. 
Products Used:
Two Tone Flora Bundle (item #160414)
Go To Greetings stamp set (item #158763)
Something Fancy Dies (item #160424)
2022-2024 In Color 6"x6" Glimmer Paper (item #159246)
Sweet Sorbet Cardstock (item #159268)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad (item  #155670)
Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink Pad (item #147052)
Sweet Sorbet Classic Ink Pad (item #159216)
Sweet Succulent Classic Ink Pad (item #155778)
Soft Sea Foam Classic Ink Pad (item #147102)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Iridescent Rinestones Basic Jewels (item #158130)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Measurements:
Sweet Sorbet Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Sweet Sorbet Glimmer Paper 
Layer 1 - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Basic White Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Die cut with the Two Tone Flora Dies and trimmed to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Assorted Flowers and leaves stamped and die cut with the Two Tone Flora Bundle
This card design is a great way to showcase the versatility of die cutting. I chose to use a warm, vibrant color palette for my design and I used Sweet Sorbet Glimmer Paper to add sparkle to the background. The intricate background design has been die cut from Basic White cardstock and I layered it over the Sweet Sorbet Glimmer Paper to help bring out the detail in the floral design. For the flowers and leaves, I stamped the images onto Basic White cardstock with a variety of ink colors and then die cut them with the coordinating dies from the Two Tone Flora Bundle. The sentiment was heat embossed with Gold embossing powder and die cut with the narrow die from the Something Fancy Dies. To assemble the card, I added Mini Stampin' Dimensionals behind the large Sweet Sorbet/Flirty Flamingo flower and arranged the smaller flowers and leaves on the card front before adding the the larger flower to the center of the design. I attached the sentiment to the card front, tucking the top right corner underneath the large flower. For a touch of bling, I added Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to complete the card design. As you can see, this beautiful card design is relatively easy to create thanks to the die cutting of the various elements that bring it to life. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore the wonderful technique of Die Cutting to help you step up your projects. There are so many wonderful options available. 
Now it's time to visit Danielle's blog and see what beautiful projects she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Tricia Butts
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11 comments:

  1. Lovely card Tricia, such bright and cheerful colours x

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    1. Thank you. I have been having fun exploring different color combinations with this beautiful bundle.

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    1. Thank you Shel. I love this beautiful shimmer paper. It really helps step up the card design.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine. I love the using this bundle to create beautiful cards.

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  4. Gorgeous card, Tricia! Love your color choices. Thanks for sharing this!đŸ’•

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    1. Thank you Jan. It was fun playing with this color combination. It was something new for me.

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  5. Gorgeous! Kind regards, Danielle

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    1. Thank you Danielle. This was a fun technique challenge.

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  6. The intricate die cut works so well with the bright cheerful colour and sparkle. So many possibilities with all the colours to choose from.

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