Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Cricut Holographic Vinyl On A Thank You Card

Hello! I created this card to join the Paper Smooches Challenge Blog on Flowers. If you have not heard, Paper Smooches is retiring. Kim, the owner and artist of Paper Smooches, who has gone through a lot of life challenges lately, is taking in a new simplified life. I wish her good luck as she takes on this new chapter of her life. I want to thank her for sharing her beautiful talent with all of us. Paper Smooches will always have a special place in my heart. My first ever blog challenge win is from Paper Smooches back in 2013. Since then, I've enjoyed joining blog challenges and continued to join Paper Smooches challenges, winning on some as you can see on my blog's side bar.

I am using the PS Rad Roses die. I die cut a red cardstock for the flowers and a green pearl cardstock for the leaves. I am applying Jennifer McGuire's technique to keep the placement of the die cuts intact when doing an in-lay technique. After running the die and paper thru the die cut machine, I flip  the die over, adhere a wide tape to the back of the die cut, then remove the die. This technique also keeps the clutter manageable since they are also stuck to the tape.

This technique also allows to ink blend on the die cuts. I blended inks to the red flower die cuts and the green leaves die cut for some dimension.

For the outline, I adhered a Cricut Holographic Vinyl on a white piece of cardstock. I burnished the vinyl to the cardstock with a Cricut scraper. A brayer is much better to use for this process to prevent scratch marks on the vinyl. Next, I die cut the PS Rad Roses die to this panel. I weeded the die outline carefully.

On a black 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock, I die cut the PS Stitching Thanks Die.

I adhered the vinyl die cut to this black cardstock, and then adhered the flower and leaf die cuts, piecing it in to the outline die cut.

I trimmed off an 8th of an inch from each side of the black panel. I matted this panel with a pearl white cardstock. I decided not to add stitching to the Thanks die cut. It actually looks like small gems with the pearl cardstock on the back.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day! I will miss you, Paper Smooches!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Such a fun and fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Smooches Challenge!

  2. Hello! your card looks so beautiful as clean & simple, thanks for being a participant in our challenge, good luck!

    DT Claudia (aka Pollita Venusina)
    The Corrosive Challenge