Sunday, May 25, 2014

Using Die Cuts

I so love color challenges, so it was fun to create this card to go along with the Color Throwdown plus to use some die cuts to go with the Less is More challenge.
 I just got a new large dot stencil from Simon Says so I used that with some Distress Stain to create my background on watercolor paper. I love the resulting watercolor look.  I cut my piece into a banner shape.
 I also just got this great die cut of "thank you" from PaperTrey, Inc.  I cut the word out of the light aqua cardstock and also cut that same word out of the watercolor piece.  This allowed me to "set in" the word, I love that look.  I also used a leaf branch stamp with matching die cut from Wplus9 Designs.  My new obsession is stamp sets with matching dies, way too much fun. 
 Here is the Color Throwdown challenge.
Here is the Less is More challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

11 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...
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Sazzle Dazzle said...

Ooooh a yummy watercoloured tag with a stunning inlaid die technique
Thanks for taking part.
Sarah
Less is More

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH WOW! This is a gorgeous card! LOVE that watercoloring--- love the colors esp that blue at the top! WOW! And I love your die cut sentiment and flower/twine embellie! LOVE it all! Fab all around:)

THANKS so much for leaving some love on my blog! You made my day <3

Chrissie said...

This looks simply wonderful!
That watercolour effect is stunning!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Super vibrant creation!
Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
Anne
Less is More Designer

Victoria Lavender said...

I'm in love with that card! Splendid colors and layout, boy I'm glad you are on our team!

Dotty Jo x said...

A lovely card to combine the challenges! I hung my die cuts 'off the edge' too, Jo x

Broni said...

This is just fabulous, Linda! I love how the Distress stain worked with the stencil and your inlaid words look awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Color Throwdown this week!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE how you used the stains... that background is terrific! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Nathalie Fournier said...

wonderful! great card!

Jen said...

stunning colours
Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
Jen xx