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Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Die-Cut Work of Art {PP239}

Hi there friends and Happy Easter!  Even though it's a holiday, it's still Sunday and that means another challenge at The Paper Players.  This week, the fabulous Jaydee has a theme challenge for us:
I have to admit...this one stumped me for a little while.  Hmmm, what do to with a die-cut?  I like to try and show something a bit different in my projects for the Design Team so I thought on it a bit. When I saw the bright and happy colors this week at the colourQ, I knew just what to do.  First the colors:
and here's my card:
I had a lot of fun making this one!  I began with a 3.75" x 5" piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the Work of Art stamp set in the challenge colors (substituting Coastal Cabana for Cool Caribbean which I don't own).  I placed the "happy" framelit right over my stamped image and cut it out.  Next, I cut out several more "happy" pieces and stacked them all together.  Tiny drops of Tombow multi-adhesive helped build my stack.


A little tip...before I ran the framelit through my Big Shot, I used Fast Fuse to glue two scrap pieces of Whisper White together and then cut out the word.  Two layers of cardstock gave me a nice thick shape similar to coaster board.  I only had to run a few more passes of the double-layer cardstock through to get the desired result.  I ended up with 4 layers of double thickness to which I added the piece I cut from the stamped image on top.  
With my stack complete, I carefully fit it back into the negative space from the die-cut.  I had the little left-over bits as well and popped those back into their appropriate spots so that there wouldn't be any negative space left for the black base layer to show through.
I'm sure that the rest of the Design Team have some fabulous works of art to share with you...please stop by The Paper Players and take a look.  I hope I've inspired you to look at your dies and framelits in a new way and will consider joining us at The Paper Players before the challenge closes on Friday, April 10th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today!
edited 4/5/15: at the suggestion of my teammate, Joanne James, I am also linking my card up to the sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  I always love playing along with them and my card matches this week's sketch pretty closely--I must have been channeling the CCMC team!
 
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25 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love those bold swaths of color! And the layered die cut is wonderful! Artsy and stylish!

barb mann said...

Hello Nance - Love your pretty spring card. Great idea about the layers of cs for the die cut. I'll be casing this one for sure. TFS... Barb

Andrea W said...

Terrific CAS card! I love how you used the challenge colors. Very creative!

Joanne James said...

I love this card Nance - die cut words are my favourite and I love your raised word running through the colours. You should link this card up with our Thursday challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary too; without you realising it, this is our sketch this week to a tee!! Happy Easter wishes to you!

Marisa said...

Adore this!!

Claire said...

Love how you've used all the colours on this - I keep seeing that technique and must have a go at it. The inside is just as gorgeous as the outside too! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!

Karren said...

This is such a clever use of the challenge theme, Nance! The colors look fabulous together and I love the die used.

Alison Barclay said...

Gorgeous vibrant, colourful cards! The 3D die cuts look so cool. :) Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week.

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Wow! Great card!! Thank you for the explanation, I was wondering how you lined up the images to perfectly!! I love that you built it up (the die cut) and then popped it back in to the negative space...so cool! I can't wait to try it!!

Dawn Tidd said...

I love this, Nance! So bright and bold!

Bridgette J said...

This is gorgeous! I love the bright colors. This is such a happy card! Thanks for joining in this week's sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

laurie said...

Love this fun card Nance!Truly a work of art!

Chris Slogar said...

What a cool birthday card! I love the built-up die cut with the splashes of color! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary.

Jenny Engelke said...

What a wonderful take on the sketch Nance! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

LeAnne said...

This is AWESOME! Thanks for the hints about how you did it....I have been admiring this technique from afar, LOL!

Connie Babbert said...

Hi Nance! Your card is great and does fit the sketch so nice! Love the colors and how you stamped over the letters! I've been wanting to try that! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

stampwithsandy said...

Great use of the colors, sketch and theme challenge! Such great dimension, too. Thanks for the tip about layering the paper, I'll have to remember that. Hope you had a nice Easter!

Margaret Raburn said...

Your card is just stunning! What a gorgeous way to use all the colors and the raised word is delightful! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary for the sketch challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

LOVE you card! and thanks for the GREAT directions on how to do the letters! I've been seeing this around and couldn't see how it was done! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

jaydee said...

Nance, your hidden word in your rainbow card is perfect. I love the way you tied the inside and the outside together. The tip about fusing two layers of Whisper White together before you die cut the sentiment is genius. I always do them separately and then spend ages sticking them together! Your tip made me go, DOH!
Thanks for rocking my challenge this week
Jaydee

Sandi said...

I love everything about this! Great job!!!

Debbie Mageed said...

Love your card! Those word dies are so cool but really intimidate me! Now, with your wonderful directions, I feel more confident to give them a try!

Jodi McKinney said...

I ADORE this card Nance! Gorgeousness!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, I love this set and never pull it out! You created such a fantastic case card! You had lots of patience creating that stacked sentiment! I love this beautiful work of art! XXXXXX

Nancy said...

Love, love, love, this card and great tips on die cutting layers, very creative!