Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Essentials by Ellen May Pin-Sights Challenge

My first time entering the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge, this one is for May.

I wanted to do a card with inlaid die cutting using the Bold Blossoms dies but I just couldn't get it to work, I think I went threw six card bases before giving up completely.  I went to bed and then tried again today, as we were getting ready for the day I remembered Catherine Poolers card where her Die Cuts were floating and thought hey that might just be the solution to my problem and it was, it worked and only took me 45 minutes.

I started off using a top folded card base made from heavy weight card stock from Micheal's, their Recollection brand.

I cut two flowers and two leaves from one side.
 I also cut out two more flower and leaves out of Tim Holtz water color paper and used my Peerless water color to color them.

The colors were Olive Green and Arbutus Pink.
 I am using these clear sheets from Dura-Lar, I purchased from Micheal's.
 I added some double sided tape to adhere the clear sheet to the inside of the card.
 After the flowers and leaves were dry I added tiny amounts of Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to adhere them to the clear sheets.
 I placed the card base back into my trimmer and lined up the flowers and leaves to the 4 1/4 mark and trimmed off the one side so that the card would fit into a standard sized envelope.
 Using scrap black card stock I die cut three times a "YOU" die from Simon Says Stamp and adhered it with tiny drops of Tombow Mono Glue.

Wax paper between the die and card stock really helps make removing the card stock from the die a whole lot easier.
My Micheal's recently got in Wink of Stella Glitter and Luna pens and I kind of went nuts using a coupon and bought a few.

I added some black Wink of Luna to the top of the you and it just looks awesome, like a soft grayish silver.
 Selective inking to only get the "THINKING OF", this stamp set came from Simon Says Stamp as well called "On Edge".
Finished card, I added a tiny strip of black to the side and covered it with more Black Wink of Luna before adhering it to the left side of the card base.

Close up

Close up.

Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

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  1. THIS IS GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! You have given me a new technique to try! Thank you for sharing your project and your process with us!