Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Stamping

This fortnight's challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania is 'Stamping' - even just a stamped sentiment will do. We just ask that you use a manual die-cutting/embossing machine and also let us know which product(s) you used. The sponsor is Crafty Individuals, who are giving away two of their fabulous stamps, wahoo!

For my DT card I incorporated stamping, of both a sentiment and images, embossing and die cutting:
I used:

- 6" square white card blank

- a snippet of 'Desert Storm' Neenah card (this is a gnat's whisker from being identical to SU's 'Crumb Cake' BTW), embossed using an ancient Quickutz embossing folder called 'Flowers' and then adhered to the card

- next I die cut three layers using Spellbinders dies from the 'A2 Distressed Rectangles' set to form a frame, in which the sizes decrease from the outside in (thank you Mrs. A for the idea!)

- I adhered the green SU 'Mossy Meadow' frame straight onto the backing but then popped the other two layers (SU 'Hello Honey' and the orange layer which came from the Echo Park 'Hello Summer' paper pad, using thin sticky pads. I'd already stamped a few feathers round the orange frame, which was destined for the top layer, using SU's 'Mossy Meadow'

- the stamps I used are from SU's fabulous 'Four Feathers' set - stamped onto Neenah 'Desert Storm' using SU's 'Hello Honey', Tangelo Twist' and 'Mossy Meadow' ink pads

- they were then die cut using the matching dies before being popped into the frame with the quills crossed to form a point where I could then tie some twine in a bow

- the sentiment is from the Hero Arts 'Truly  Appreciated' set, stamped using SU 'Mossy Meadow' and then die cut with one of the smaller 'Distressed Rectangles' dies. The die set comes with frames which all fit nicely inside one another - plus two longer dies which are just perfect for sentiments, one quite long and the one I used here

So, it's a nice easy theme over at Cuttlebug Mania this week - why not come and play?



Stamps and Paper said...

Great card Di ideal for a male


Kath said...

A great card - I love the feathers tied together and the frame.
Kath x

Sarn said...

I've got that stamp set and haven't managed to make anything so lovely with it yet! LOVE this card Di. Brilliant stamping, die cutting and embossing.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous card! I love the layers going inwards - like reverse matting!

Pat said...

This is lovely Di and a great idea to use three layers of rectangles to focus on your pretty feathers and flowery EF. A nice touch to add the feather stamping on the top layer too. x

Elizabeth said...

Great card, Di. I like your stamped and die-cut feathers and the way you have cut the three rectangles to create a frame for the embossed background. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

mamapez5 said...

Love the die-cut feathers and the depth of your frame. Lovely warm citrus colours too. Kate xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card
love the feathers
hugs Tamara

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! Love these diecut distressed frames and the feathers! Lovely card!

KandA said...

Great card and fabulous design. Love those feathers xx

Jacee said...

this is great Diane, love those leaves and the colours are really nice.
hugs Jacee
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Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Di, love those feathers and a great idea about the layout of the layers.

Kath x

Liz said...

Love the feather stamps and dies. Super design! xx

Unknown said...

The layered frames are so cool. I really like how that looks. And those feathers are really pretty. They look great tied together.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love it Di! So beautiful! xxx

Karen said...

I love this, it's gorgeous Di! Love the stamps and those dies are brilliant too. The way you've torn the papers, need to check if you have torn or die cut them, gives this a gorgeous fabulous vintage and distressed feel Karen xx

Bonnie said...

Great colors and I love the way you've framed these feathers!

Darnell said...

Great lines from that mat die and lovely colors in this design, Di! I also love the twine bow!! I've done some die cut on my new post, but just a simple tag, which doesn't seem enough for a die cut challenge. I'll have to go see what everyone is entering ... Hugs, Darnell