Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Two Cards, Two 6x6 Patterned Papers, In-Lay Technique

Hello. I created this card to partake in Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge in Facebook. The challenge is on using patterned paper. I have a very limited supply of Honey Bee stamps. And when I say limited, it is really very limited. So this is an extra challenge for me, using what supply I have on hand.

The patterned papers I am using is from a retired Studio Calico 6x6 paper pad. I cut the two patterned papers into 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I planned out the lay out of the dies on this panel. After I positioned the dies, I secured the dies with washi tapes. I also placed the patterned papers on top of each other. Luckily, the dies ran through both sheets with just one passing. I kept all the negative and positive cuts for the in-lay technique. The dies I used are from Honey Bee Bless Your Heart Honey Cuts, Lawn Fawn Cole's ABC, and Concord & 9th Love You So. The heart die cut an outline and a stitched heart wherein I stamped the word heart using a dark grey dye ink. The sentiment is from the Honey Bee Bless Your Heart stamp set.

My sentiment was die cut off center so I trimmed a quarter of an inch off the left side of the panel. I applied adhesive to a white top folding A2 note card. I adhered the patterned paper to the glued area. This is when the fun begins...for me, anyway. I pieced all the die cuts to the negative cut of the die, interchanging the patterned papers. Of course, I lost the tiniest negative cuts of the letter 's', but I just die cut the matching patterned paper and, nobody will ever know that it is not the actual piece that is glued to it.

For the lighter background with the darker die cuts, I applied Nuvo Glitter Morning Dew Crystal Drops. For the darker background with the lighter die cuts, the sentiment cannot be read due to the busy pattern of the dark background. I did not want to give up in creating the second card. I need to do something to make the sentiment pop-out. I first applied Versamark ink to the letters using a Versamark ink pen. I poured Wow! White Pearl embossing powder to the area, then heat set it. I made sure the heat gun is warm to prevent the card from warping. This wasn't enough to make the sentiment pop. Next, I outlined the letters using Sakura Black Glaze pen. I think this kinda did the trick. For the heart, I die cut another heart on the light colored patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment to this.  I trimmed off the area with the sentiment while the hearts are on top of the other to create this into a strip sentiment. I pieced this on the heart, creating a striped pattern.

Using a cutter, I trimmed off strips of patterned paper to adhere to the edges of the die-cut sentiment panel.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you find inspiration in today's card. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Sweet card! So glad to have found you through the SSS linky party.