Monday, 10 April 2017
Darnell's 2nd April Boo Boo & NBUS #11 Challenge
My card today was originally intended for Loll & Bonnie's CAS Mix Up Challenge, where they want to see 'inlaid die cutting'. I thought I would be clever by using a very intricate die from Hero Arts, which is a large Chrysanthemum. So, I cut it out of a smooshed watercolour panel and laid a piece of 'Press and Seal' on top and pressed it down in order to keep all the little 'petals' in place. I gently pulled off the flower outline but a few bits came up with it. Not to be daunted, I replaced them back in where they were and flipped over the 'Press and Seal' to put glue on all the little petal pieces.
Next, I placed a card base face down on to the die-cut petal pieces and pressed that down and flipped it over, re-sticking down a few of the pieces that hadn't adhered properly, then, I cut another flower out of pale grey card-stock and this is what I found.
I hadn't got some of the pieces back in place quite right (you can see some where I have ringed in red). So, I had to scrap that idea!
That is when I decided that it would be good for Darnell's April Boo Boo #2 and NBUS #11
It fits the challenge on both counts. I hadn't used the die before (I'd forgotten I'd had it until I saw a card on Pinterest made with it and thought, 'I think I have that die', so I searched it out).
This is the card I finally made, as I was unable to pull the petal pieces up without destroying them!
I finished the card by stamping a back card base using a NBUS background stamp and heat embossing with clear embossing powder and a sentiment heat embossed in white powder on a strip of matching black card-stock and three dots of black enamel accents.
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