You do have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine for Cuttlebug Mania entries (it doesn't need to be a Cuttlebug but it must be manual, not electronic). And, you can't mix the two, it must be all manual please. Then make your entry, link into the challenge, link to the challenge in your own blog post and and make sure that you also say what products you used for any die cutting/embossing.
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I had an unused Clearly Besotted stamp set and co-ordinating die waiting patiently to have a first outing. I also wanted to try out white embossing and then colouring onto kraft or Neenah card. Time to play ............... and this is the card I made, a bit different to the traditional white background:
- 4.25" x 5.5" card blank, cut from Neenah 'Desert Storm' card stock with the opening on the short side as a change from tent style
- next I used the largest die in Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set to cut the stitched border on the card front itself
- the stamp and set I used for the whole of this card is by Clearly Besotted, called 'Fairytale Ending' . It comes with the flower spray (plus a matching die is available) as well as the words 'Mr & Mrs' as well as the 'And they lived happily ever after' sentiment I used on my card. The Mr & Mrs stamps are three little ones, separate to one another so I guess you could make cards for same sex marriage celebrations - and of course the flower spray would be lovely for loads of other occasions
- stamped the sentiment onto another piece of Neenah card using VersaMark and then heat embossed it using Stamp n Stuff 'Detail white' embossing powder
- die cut it using the next size down in the 'stitched rectangles' die set and glued it in place on the card front
- stamped and embossed the flower spray onto another piece of Neenah 'Desert Storm' card stock and then coloured it using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I always do a try out before using Sansodor blending solution, to check how it reacts with the colours and also the card stock. Sho' nuff - it worked beautifully on the greens but would have turned the pinks 'muddy' so I left the flowers and buds as they were
- then die cut the flower spray using the co-ordinating die - it lined up beautifully without having to die cut a template - and stuck the spray onto the card front using slivers of thin sticky pads
- then just tickled the leaves and flowers with clear Wink of Stella, which does give a lovely soft shimmer in real life
- final touch, three iridescent white sequins, glued in place using Glossy Accents
I knew there was every chance I'd stamp the sentiment 'on the wonk' even using the Misti - so I stamped it first onto a slightly larger piece of Neenah card before die cutting the layer using a stitched rectangle die.
Edit: As always, I'd first spotted this wonderful stamp set and matching die over on a Playmate's blog - it was 'our Janice' - over here!
We'd love to see you over at Cuttlebug Mania, it's a great theme with plenty of scope. The challenge runs for two weeks and it's June, the traditional month for a lot of Weddings.
I'd like to enter this card into the CAS Mix Up June Card Challenge (my first time playing over at this fun challenge). The theme this month is 'stamping + die-cuts + my own choice of heat embossing'. Happy dance here as I've wanted to join in right from the beginning back in March :)
This came out beautifully Di....such an elegant wedding card. Hope you're enjoying some sunshine xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous card, Di. Lovely to see a change from the non-white background often used for wedding cards. I love the flower spray - beautiful. xxReplyDelete
A lovely card Di - a lovely change from the 'traditional' all white cardsReplyDelete
What a pretty wedding card Di. Love the stitching detail and the white embossing with the coloured area too. GORGEOUS.ReplyDelete
Hugs, Sarn xxx
This is lovely Di...the white embossing on the Kraft works so well...and what a lovely stamp.I also think that this card is great for couples who live together and choose not to marry!ReplyDelete
Oh that's super pretty Di! Those flowers are simply gorgeous! xReplyDelete
Wow this is stunning Di, absolutely love this idea of cutting the spray of flowers to payer with the kraft on kraft. I don't think I have ever seen one as pale as this kraft, really looks wonderful. Fantastic colouring as well.ReplyDelete
This is a really pretty card Di. The flower spraay looks lovely and I really like the white embossing. BarbxxReplyDelete
What a simple but elegant card with those pretty flowers and the stitched rectangles. A wonderful card Di. xReplyDelete
Oh, such a pretty wedding card. I love the white embossing on the desert storm cardstock. The sentiment is wonderful for the happy couple. I have to practice stamping even too. I have spoiled so many cards with crooked stamping.ReplyDelete
Lovely wedding card Di. I have wanted to try the coloring with white embossing for a while, and this gives me inspiration.ReplyDelete
So elegant and different! Love the white embossing on kraft and these stitched frames add a lot of interest! Beautiful flowers and sentiment, too!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful card Di!! Great tip to stamp and emboss your sentiment before cutting out the rectangle. Must remember to do that ... I often seem to have a crooked sentiment. :) LOVE the colouring on kraft. Something I have not tried yet, but really want to. It turned out beautifully ... the spray of flowers is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xxReplyDelete
A beautiful card and totally inkeeping with the current trend for rustic homemade themed weddings. Cara xReplyDelete
I just love the frosty look of those pastel flowers on the kraft background! The white on kraft has always caught my eye, and this is one beautiful card!!ReplyDelete
That is so pretty, love the die cut rectangles with the stitching detail! A really beautiful card Di xxReplyDelete
What a pretty spray of flowers, Die! I love the coloring and white embossing on the kraft cardstock! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!ReplyDelete
So happy DI that you got to join us at CAS Mix Up this month. Love your CAS design for your sweet wedding card. TFS and hope you get to join in the fun again soon. Hugs, NancyReplyDelete
Such a pretty card Di, I love that stamp set and as you know I have the die too!ReplyDelete
I really like the look of kraft on kraft with colored kraft! Awesomesauce!ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous! I always love Kraft cards - time to pull out my kraft card stock, I guess...ReplyDelete
wow Di - this is a beautiful card, your choice of card and colours look exquisite.ReplyDelete
So elegant Di is your card xReplyDelete
This is beautiful, Di. XReplyDelete
A technique I too have seen (but yet to try out).
Just spotted this at CAS Mixup; had to pop in to say how much I like it. The cool neutral background is so classy with the white outlines of the pretty florals and your coloring on this image is fantastic. Also loving that wonderful sentiment, perfectly placed. Unique and gorgeous! TFS & HugsReplyDelete