Sunday, January 22, 2017

Leaf Circle Birthday

Hello and welcome back!  Over at Splitcoaststampers, the current sketch challenge really caught my eye this week so I decided to use it as inspiration for the card I'm sharing with you today.  I recently acquired some new dies from Simon Says Stamp, including the Circle of Leaves die that produced the beautiful leaf silhouette.  When thinking about creating this card, I thought the retired Brushed Gold (SU) card stock would look spectacular behind the silhouette, then I hit on the idea of using Shimmer White card stock for the top panel.  Although I couldn't pick it up with my photos, they two papers look beautiful together.

Next the sentiment was cut from the Brushed Gold card stock and my intent was to adhere it to the top panel, then I decided to try the die cut inlay technique, which I originally saw done on Jennifer McGuire's blog last month (  Be sure to head over there and enjoy her wonderful video!  Before cutting the sentiment from the Shimmer panel, I put post it tape on the backside to hold all the little pieces needed after the gold letters are laid into the die opening.  Once the white sentiment was removed, I added tape behind the opening, so that when the gold letters were layered in, they would stay in place.  After the sentiment was added, I layered in all the white pieces into the letter loop openings.

After the inlay portion was complete, the panel was popped up on foam tape and layered over the gold panel, then added to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The final touch was adhering a gold sequin and some pearls.  Very quick and CAS.

Below is the sketch and link to Splitcoaststampers, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!

As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Thanks for taking a look and have a great week!


Product details:
Stamps:  None
Paper:  Brushed Gold, Shimmer White, Thick Whisper White
Ink:  None
Other:  Circle of Leaves (SSS) and Brushstroke Birthday Greetings (MFT) dies, pearls, Metallic Sequin

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