Saturday, 24 January 2015

52CCT - Technique ....

...  Hello! We're at the fourth Saturday in January and that means it's time for our Technique challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  I decided to pick a technique that is really very popular at the moment and gives the impression of lots of layers and dimension, but in fact the card is pretty flat making it easy to post.  I'd like you to use the Inlaid Die technique on your card.  If you don't know how to do this technique, check out the video by Betsy Veldman (from Papertrey Make It Monday) at the end of this post.  Here's my take on the technique:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Holiday Home; Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold and The Merry
Inks: Memento - London Fog; SU - Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders; SU/Sizzix - Homemade Holiday Framelits; Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold & Merry Cutaways
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Mossy Meadow; Copic Markers


I used the colours from this week's Colour Me! Card Challenge - CMCC#55 and the theme of houses from Merry Monday - MM#142.  I stamped the three houses onto white card, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the matching dies.  Next I die cut the houses from the card base, stamped on some lights, trees and the sleigh.  I adhered a piece of white card on the inside of the card and then adhered the die cut houses into the negative spaces.  Next I die cut the hillside and sentiment in white card.  I used Copic markers to colour the die cut sentiment to match the colour of the house doors and adhered it back into the negative space.  I finished the front by added a little snowman in the foreground and stamping the word merry.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of green card and stamped a simple sentiment.  ETA - Seems I managed to CASE Heather's card - we've both made a lovely winter scene, but I much prefer the colour of Heather's pretty houses!

Merry Christmas Sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Check out our blog to see more inspiration cards using our Inlaid Die technique and don't forget to check out Betsy's video - below:



That's all for now - have fun with the technique and enjoy your weekend!

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13 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful winter scene! Love the pop of color against the white
Julie T

Tracey McNeely said...

Your card is gorgeous, those colours work so well with the houses and I LOVE those Winnie & Walter dies.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!! Thanks for playing at Colour Me!!

Bonnie said...

Love this technique that adds dimension without bulk, Deborah! What a pretty village! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

April Cheetham said...

This card is so gorgeous, Deborah! I love the colours of the houses, April Xx

Tanja said...

such a cute little scene - I love how you used the inside of the card, too

fabiola jaques said...

c'est adorable Deborah, très jolie scène poétique, biz

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Deborah! Love everything about it, inside & out! Very pretty, too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love your colorful houses, Deborah, and the inlaid words! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

stampwithsandy said...

What an adorable scene you've created Deborah! Perfect little sentiment on the inside and great job combining challenges, too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Colour Me!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

lovely scene and well done using the colors in a holiday card!!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

ps- thanks for joining us at Colour Me!

Louise van Vuren said...

Love your scene, the colours and images go so well together. Thanks for the challenge, it was fun to try something new
Louise xx

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