January 11, 2015

Muse 99, Darnell's NBUS challenge, Color Throwdown and a new technique, to me...

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I hope that you are having a wonderful Sunday.
It has been a really long time since I played over at Muse, but I love Vicki's card inspiration and I was feeling in the mood to create something just because.



I have had this Impression Obsession die for almost a year and I have never used it before. I guess I was waiting for the right moment. I also used the love die from the original Papertrey Wet Paint dies


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I wanted to do some inlaid die cutting and I wanted to keep the white centres of the hearts that were two cuts.  Enter lazy here, I am not very patient picking away. So I tried something new to simplify the process. First I die cut the heart from my white panel, then I flipped it over and applied adhesive to the borders and then laid strips of score tape over the opening of the die, removed the backing and set it aside.


Before I die cut the heart on the red cardstock I wiped a fabric softener sheet over the plate I was cutting into on my Big Shot. Then I die cut the red heart and carefully removed the die to keep all the pieces intact. Next I removed the inside red pieces from the double cut hearts. Here is the fun part I carefully laid the heart die cut over the front of my white panel, lining it up and then pressed down gently rubbing the pieces into place. It made the coolest sounds as the pieces stuck to the panel. When you remove the panel all the red pieces are inlaid (well with only a few tiny pieces that fell out en route). Easy peasy.

I am submitted this to the Color Throwdown #324.



I am also submitted this to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3, thanks Darnell for getting me use my schuff!!



I am also submitting this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Something New.



37 comments :

LauraJane:) said...

Great card! Still trying to wrap my brain on the step by step process you did to make the inlaid pieces stick! Ha...I'm mentally challenged today!!

Linda said...

Tracey, love that die cut and love your card. Nothing crisper than red and white.

Anita in France said...

Crisp, striking and so gorgeous, Tracey ... and what a brilliant way of avoiding jigsaw puzzle time with the die cuts! Anita :)

Betty Keefe said...

both cards are really pretty, Tracey - thanks for the technique idea - have always wanted that IO round dotted die and never have got around to buying it!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great minds think alike eh!
Love this die and had to use it as soon as I saw the muse Card challenge.
Love your take with it too Tracey.
xx

Joyce said...

Such a fantastic card, and love your technique for keeping those pieces in place. I'll be casing this one for sure. You know I love that die.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

That's exactly how I do inlaid dies - it makes it so much easier than trying to glue each piece in! Great minds think alike! I also have had this die and only used it very recently when I made my sister's wedding invitations (photos to come!). Great to see you at Muse this week, Tracey!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Love the inlay

richardbreaks said...

You are so smart. Just lovely.

Becca Cruger said...

Inlaid die cut cards always look so elegant and stunning. This one definitely is included in that description.

Shelly said...

Tracey, this is just perfect! LOVE.LOVE.LOVE.IT.

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card, Tracey! Clean, bold & striking. I do something similar when inlaying die cuts, backing th e opening with a piece of computer (thin) paper I have run through my Xyron and the litte pieces pop into place perfectly.

Sharron said...

Beautiful card and clever technique with the inlays! That heart die makes such a striking design and I love the sentiment layered on top!

Ruby N said...

gorgeous cards!!

cheiron said...

So pretty! Love the inlaid hearts. Thanks so much for playing along in the Something New Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog with us this week :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Very lovely Tracey!!!!

Kara said...

Pretty!!

~amy~ said...

Super fun!!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Tracey! I love this heart and the bold red in contrast to the white on this card is so striking! Thanks so much for sharing your step by step on how you worked with the die cuts...very cool! You did a really amazing job combining all of these challenges, too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh these are gorgeous!! LOVING the shaker!!!!!

Lisa said...

I like the steps you took to make it an easier process! And boy oh boy was it worth it, this is PRETTY Tracey!

sandie said...

Created with skill! And perfectly CAS and stunning. Have a fun week x

Lynn said...

So stinking clever. I never would have thought to do this! Amazing end result Tracey!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

"Easy Peasy?" This is sooo clever and makes for a really stunning card! I have this die myself, maybe I will give this a try . . . maybe not! LOL Hazel x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gotta love that sticky tape! Your end result is quite fabulous - Thanks so much for joining me over at Muse!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is one awesome card, Tracey!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Tracey. Love the heart made of tiny hears. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

cm said...

Heart-warming, heart-touching and heart-melting! Can you tell I LOVE x LOVE this! Gorgeous!
Hugs~c

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous!

Heather said...

A stunning CAS card Tracey, your heart die is beautiful and a fabulous sentiment !!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Tracey Mallaghan said...

I love this card, I recently started inlaid die cutting, but have been calling it paper piecing!? am a newbieish to crafting lol anyway whatever Its called I love this look and think your card is gorgeous, and big thanks for sharing a technique to get all those fiddly bots in there a bit easier :)

Deepti said...

Beautiful card, I love the red and black !

Vickie Z said...

Fun card!! Love how you did the inlaid die cuts!! Glad you joined us at CTD!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning CAS design! Will have to try that technique sometime! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Color Throwdown!

maria f. said...

Lovely. And you are one smart cookie. Glad it all worked easy peasy. p.s. Isn't is nice petting a freshly groomed Havi ;)

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a striking Valentine this is, Tracey! I use double-sided tape for my inlaids and do this, too, except I've never had it work as well as yours did when you pressed it down. Good job!! And I love that you placed the sediment cut over the heart instead of outside of it! Thank you so much for linking to my NBUS Challenge #3!! Hugs, Darnell

OH Babs said...

A gorgeous in-laid card Tracey.