Monday, January 16, 2017

A Little Inspiration for January

Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying the start of a new year. Tomorrow my brother from Georgia arrives in Idaho. He is coming to some chilly temperatures! LOL!
I wanted to share a bit of inspiration with you! I am now on the CAAB DT and I chose the
"My Baby Boy " digital image for my finished card. 
I am going to attempt to show how to 'hang' your image outside of a die cut!
First choose the die cuts you will be working with. 
I am using the Eyelet Oval Dies from Heartfelt Creations.


This is such a pretty die and it is one of my favorites to use. I cut the paper I would be using to back my stamped image. (Or frame) 
I then lay an oval die on my hand colored digital image. I determined what portion of the stamp I wanted to hang outside the die cut. In this case I chose a portion of the 'baby bump'! I used a light pencil to mark where I would need to cut the outlines of the stamp so I could slide the die under the portion of the stamp I wanted out side the die. By cutting the outlines of the stamp you can 'hide' your cuts.
 If you look close you can see where I marked with a pencil and the cut along the baby bump!
This is what your stamp should look like once you have made the die cut!
Once you erase your pencil lines, fussy cut the edges, you are ready to mount your stamped image. I added a homemade foam flower and some half pearls to finish this fun card. I hope this help those of you who have never tried this technique before. It is fun and well worth the effort.
Here is a close look! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: The Pitty, Pitty, Patter (Susan Raye)
Oh the pitty pitty patter of a little bitty feet's
Gonna pitty pitty patter through our house
A gonna be a comin' in June gonna stop our honeymoon
Cause the pitty pitty patter of a little bitty feet's
Gonna pitty pitty patter through our house
Gonna be a thinkin' of another name yeah there's gonna be a great big change

17 comments:

Annette Stapylton said...

Love how you have worked with your Oval dies and love that gorgeous image, she is just super stunning. Beautifully coloured and great design. Its freezing over there and we are cooking with extreme hot temperatures here in Australia. Its awful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

Annette Stapylton said...

Back again, and again just gorgeous work. Love it.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Michelle N. said...

What a great coloring job you did-and I must try this technique! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's No sentiment challenge!

Lynda Hall said...

This is lovely and thank you for the tutorial. I shall try that technique. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes January 2017 Challenge. Good luck!
DT Lynda x

Miss Emerald said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

laurie said...

So pretty!Cute image. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Arlene said...

Love the technique and the image is beautifully colored.

So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld

Arlene said...

I left a comment and gave the incorrect blog challenge. You joined us at Die Cut Divas. Beautiful coloring and technique.

Ola (Ikemo) said...

Beautiful design! Your colouring is gorgeus!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

rachel said...

what a great make and wow - fabulous colouring! Thanks for joining us at CVC and goodluck! Hugs rachel x

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful creation! I love your colouring and technique!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge January "ATG".
Ileanax

Michelle Windsor said...

This is just gorgeous love the details thank you for joining into our challenge at http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Michelle DT

Lisa Dryden said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Lisa DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...


Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card! Love how you created it! Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at HLS anything goes with dies.

Julie B said...

I agree it is a very versatile and useful die The image is beautifully coloured too, so pleased you linked up at HLS. :)

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Nicola Gold said...

Hi,

I chose both of your wonderful entries as my personal winner over at Crafts Galore Encore

Please feel free to grab a badge from the blog or you are most welcome to my personal badge at Amethyst Lily Designs

Nicola, CGE DT