Wednesday, April 5, 2017

You Make Me Smile

It's Wednesday again, and time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week is a designers choice, and Joy has chosen to challenge us to use die cuts!  I love using die cuts, so this wasn't much of a challenge for me!   But I sort of challenged myself to create a CAS card and use die cuts, and I managed to use two on this simple card.  And I used a nice strip of patterned paper that is in the pack I'm working on right now.
I tried the inlaid die cut technique for the first time, and I rather like how it turned out.  I started by die cutting the rounded rectangle.  Then I stamped the image in black onto that rounded rectangle.  I put it back into the base panel and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up my image, and after removing the rectangle, I stamped the image again  with a light gray.  I colored the image on the rectangle and then inserting it back into the base panel and adhering them both to my card base.  I die cut the "torn" sentiment strip twice out of vellum so I could adhere them together to create a little more distinction for the sentiment.  I inked the edges of the panel to add a bit of interest and make the white blend in with the patterned paper better.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week; this is an easy one.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Bass Harbor Light (lg)" and "You Make Me Smile"
Dies: MFT "Smartphone" die--rounded rectangle, and "Blueprints 13" washi tape strip

Dare2B Artzy--anything goes
LTCCB #9--anything goes
CAS Mixup--stamping, inlaid die cutting + your choice (I use sponging, heat embossing, and coloring)
Scrapper's Delights #65--anything goes
Addicted To CAS #108--smile
YNS #61--sketch (I flipped it to the opposite side to fit my image better)


Laurie Unger said...

Wow! Heather this is beautifully done! TFS

Donna said...

This is stunning Heather!

Cheri said...

Fabulous work on this, Heather. I love "spotlighting" and this is outstanding. I especially love the soft grey bg, it really gives your focal part a lot of pop. Nice choice of dp too.

Bonnie said...

What a pretty scene, Heather! It makes me want to go to the beach! Great job on the vellum sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

Lovely beach scene, Heather. I really like how you've inlaid the design with the image extending out of the box. And colouring just the insert also creates a wonderful focal point. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Patti J said...

This is gorgeous, Heather - so serene and pretty! Love the simplicity, and it's perfect with the YNS sketch too! Great job!

Glittered Paws said...

What a beautiful scene you have created - love how you used the die cute. Great job.

nancy littrell said...

Heather, your inlaid die cut main image and vellum sentiment turned out beautifully. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

Sue Hickey said...

Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

Jaydee said...

Lovely scene you created and I love the touches of stamping behind the focal image. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week

Bhavana said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Wonderful card! The image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft! Challenge Blog
Tina dt