Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In-lay and Dimensional In-lay Card

We are celebrating two birthdays this July. My eldest and third son's birthdays are next to each other. Rudy, my eldest, will be celebrating his birthday in the Philippines this Saturday with his grandparents. I created this card for him. I also created this card for this month's Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge. It is my first time to join in their challenge blog.

I have two Sugar Pea products in my supply. I have these items for a while and have not had a chance to use it. Using the SP Harlequin cover plate, I die cut a red cardstock to mimic the strawberry color in the photo inspiration. I am trying out Jennifer McGuire's Background Die Cut Technique in this card. After I die cut the red cardstock, I carefully applied liquid glue to the outline die cut while the die cut is still in the metal die. I adhered a side-folding A2 card to this, making sure I lined up the edges, and placed something heavy on top of this while the glue is drying.

Working on the main element of the card, I cut strips of cardstock in different colors at 4 3/4"x 3/4". This imitates the candy sprinkles on the inspiration photo. I die cut the SP Heart Beat die on these colored cardstocks. I kept both positive and negative die cuts. I traced a Simon Says Stamp Bramble heart die on a white cardstock. I don't have a solid heart die with the same heart shape as this SSS heart die. I fussy cut this heart. I applied liquid glue to the whole heart die cut. I adhered the negative die cuts to this, covering the heart. I then adhered the positive die cut. Using the heart as a guide, I cut off the excess. I added glitter to the Heart Beat die cut using a Sakura Clear Dust Gelly roll pen. I adhered this heart to a vellum. I cut the vellum leaving a small border around the paper pieced heart. I wrote stitched lines around the heart on the vellum using a white Uni-Ball Signo Broad pen. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I heat embossed this on a black cardstock strip using a white HA embossing powder.

Back to the front panel, I carefully lifted the metal die off the note card. I removed the negative die cuts using a Cricut Weeder tool. I applied foam tapes to the negative spaces, omitting the area where the heart will be adhered which is on the right end of the card. I pieced back each die cut.

I applied double layered foam adhesive to the back of the heart. I adhered this to the right end of the card just like in the inspiration lay-out. I cut off the overang.

I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti mix to the heart.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant & creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Love your fabulous card especially the layered heart, great colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  2. That dimensional background is fabulous, and I love the heart too! Thanks for joining in the SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge this month!

  3. Perfect inspiration :) and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate.


  4. I love your posts and everything looks wonderful. I love your idea thanks for sharing.