Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Die Cut Inlay and Musings

Hi everyone.  I am taking  the Clean and Simple One Layer Card class, and I wanted to explore inlaid diecuts a bit more.  I think one of the advantages is that you don't have to figure out how to adhere a delicate die onto a card. It took a bit of time to figure out what to cut first and piece everything back together, but it left me with a flat card.

Next, I wanted to play with the faux metallic effects.  Of course, I can't leave things alone and changed from using a metallic embossing powder to a chartreuse embossing powder.  I guess it is technically more of a faux enamel effect.  I added a bunch of layers of embossing powder and then pressed the butterfly from the end of my Memory Box Happiest Birthday saying (B1354).  I used Deep Lagoon Versafine ink to press into the hot embossing powder.  For some reason, the ink moved off the top of the wings, but I liked the look of it.  Instead of stamping the circle onto my card, I made a circle medallion and then inlaid it into my card.

The purpose of the challenge was to make a one layer card (either just the card itself, or one layer added to a card).  However, I couldn't stand not adding an extra green layer.  I had to make another version with another layer.   It got me to thinking about what I should have done with the first layer to make me like it more.  I think if I had made the white layer bigger or added some stamping to the teal notecard, it would have looked more "full," and I wouldn't have felt the need for extra layers.  I really need to embrace the one layer!

Materials Used:
Memory Box Cupid Heart 98281 die
Memory Box Script Thanks 98240 die
Memory Box Happiest Birthday saying B1354


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is such a pretty and amazing card, I really like the way you interpreted the faux metal, great!
Love, Mink