Monday, September 14, 2015

Color Blocks Thanks

Hello!  Diana here to show you my take on this week's challenge at the Classy Cards 'n Such blog. I just love the colors and textures in the inspiration photo.

I first die-cut the large stitched die from MFT Blueprints 13, then embossed with a chevron embossing folder. I then stacked the colors from the inspiration photo onto a sheet of typing paper, and die-cut the large banner from the same MFT Blueprints 13 set. I used the Memory Box Fresh Foliage twice - once on the color block tag and another on white card stock, so that I could piece them back together for an in-laid die-cut.  I love it that the Fresh Foliage extends beyond the tag.

Tip: I found an easier way to do the in-laid die-cutting. I used to glue all the pieces down individually.Now I use a thin sheet of typing paper and cover it with an adhesive, using Scor-tape around the edges, and anywhere there might be smaller pieces.  I then alternate between the background pieces and the actual die-cut so that I don't mess up my spacing.  Any tiny pieces that I might not adhere well, I add a bit of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive. After all that work - you don't want any pieces falling off in the mail! 

My last bit of embellishment is to add a scripty 'Thanks', covered in ultra thick embossing powder adhered to the bottom of my card with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.

I hope you can join us for our challenge this week!

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1 comment:

Taunya Butler said...

This is so very stunning and just such a lovely color combo!! Excellent technique!!!