Bummer, just missed out on an entry for die cuts at Virgina's View Challenge Blog. I made the card before the due date but hubby was home so I did not get a chance to photograph my card and enter. But I will surf the net and see if there are other challenges using die cuts, leaves, nature etc.
I do not own many die cuts. I have circles, squares, scalloped circles and leafs. I wish I had more, so many beautiful die cuts out there, especially from Tim Holtz that have matching stamps and stamps that have matching embossing folders, wow, awesome. I wish I was rich !.
Anyways here is my card.
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I used broken china and spiced marmalade on the craft sheet, spritzed with water to create background on watercolor paper, die cut the leaves and pasted onto black textured paper. I die cut more leafs and stuck them together to create dimension and lift and sponged around them with broken china and stuck them back into the background (inlaid die cuts). I created another panel with designer paper for added look and background
The sentiment I stamped using the rolling technique with broken china and spiced marmalade.
At the end I used copper/gold glitter paint (by Mont Marte) to highlight the edges of the leafs and black borders.
Angled to show the glitter. Click photo to view details.
On the inside I used the cut out part of the leafs (stencil) and sponged with broken china and spiced marmalade with another sentiment from the same set of rubber stamps. (I made a boo boo on the top left corner with stamping, tried to fix it but made it blah, but I like the rest of it. I am human after all and am allowed some botch ups. I will keep this one for myself!!!).
Gosh, just loving those distress inks and how they react with water. Must try with distress paints, I have broken china and wild honey. I wonder if they with create the same combo. Must try for my next project.
Inks Used : Ranger Distress Inks - broken china,spiced marmalade
Stamps Used : Fiskars - Road Trip
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :-
Addicted to Stamps and More! - challenge #104 CAS
A Girl Who Crafts - July Anything Goes
The Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog - Touch of Nature
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations Blog - July challenge : Stamps & Glitter
Crafting by Designs - Use a Sentiment Challenge
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Cheers and Thank You for all your thoughts and for Stopping By