Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Inlaid Dies

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I spent mine getting to grips with some paperwork and then had a little time for myself in the craftie space.
When I am able to I try to take part in the CAS Mix Up Challenges. I find it easy to add elements onto fussy cards but trying to make CAS ones with the required elements taxes me a bit and I like the challenge!
This month it's 'Inlaid Dies + Stamping +Your Choice'.

I have had this Poppy die for a long time and think it was one of the first I bought. Bright idea to use it with some left over Alco Inked paper and white card.
At this point I think I should make a 'Note to Self' - think about how long it is going to take you to inlay all the fiddly bits before starting!!

I used Raspberry and Red Pepper for the flower heads and Lettuce, Meadow and a teeny bit of Citrus for the stems and base.
Although it took quite a while to piece it all back together (particularly the white bits) I am happy now it's finished! Cut it out using my cross stitch die then popped it back into the original square pice before mounting it onto the base card.
The sentiment was stamped in Certainly Celery and heat embossed and I added a couple of teeny sparklies to finish it off.

Have no plans today excepting to pop over to the Playground to catch up with everyone then make a few more cards! Thanks for stopping by - have a great day whatever you're doing. x

Other Challenges -
CASology - Cue Word 'GROW'
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Sentiment
Dragonfly Journeys - Square
HLS CAS April - Blend
Cut It Up - CASE (and I CASE'd Loll (AGAIN!!) Her card is here

28 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

So beautiful! I love the pop of red and green against your all white card, and those tiny gems make it absolutely perfect!! So very lovely!

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Viv love your sweet flowers

Anne

Loll said...

This is stunning, Viv!! I love the alcohol inks for your tulips. Adds such beautiful and bright colours against the white. Great job with inlaying all those little pieces. I'm sure it took you a long time, but it is so worth it. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Carole said...

Wow Viv this is stunning and yes you have a lot of patience but so very worth it! Love it!!...it's absolutely beautiful! xx

Di said...

Viv, this is absolutely stunning!! Perfect in every way and so beautifully made. I have that poppies die and take my hat off to you for paper piecing it, a wonderful result although I bet you were almost climbing up the wall doing it! Thanks for coming to play - and I loved all your tour piccies on FB!

Hugs

Di xx

brenda said...

It's Poppies Viv so top marks from me, like the mat layers with the very delicate edges.

B x

Pia S said...

This is a card that shows that less is more and that simple doesn't mean quick and easy. But what a fabulous result!

nancy littrell said...

Your fiddly bits were so worth your time and effort, Viv. I LOVE your sweet, pretty die cut out of an alcohol ink piece. Your inlaid poppies are so beautiful. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

MaryH said...

Great inlay work on this one, and I love the xstitching on the square die shape too. Bet it was a bit fiddly with those slender flower stems too. Such pretty bright springtime flowers. Bound to cheer up whomever gets to open this pretty card. TFS

Meggymay said...

Beautiful poppies in your card and I love that die with the cross stitches as a border.
Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

Super card and a lovely image and like the way you have inlaid it in the stitched square.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful, love those poppies.
Wendy xx

Bonnie said...

Oh, Viv, this was definitely worth all the effort! WOW! Love those flowers and they are so pretty in all that white space! You have certainly got the hang of CAS! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Cara said...

The alcohol Iinked card works perfectly on this, fabulous. Cara x

Valerie Nolan said...

So pretty Viv, love that cross stitch die 😍

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Your labor of love was well worth the effort. Your card is stunning! Thanks for joining us for our CASE It! challenge at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Helen Haines said...

Lovely CAs card , great cross stitch edgeing. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT

SARN said...

Oh but it was worth the effort . . . it's GORGEOUS. Now who's the clever one eh?
Hugs, Darn Sarnie xxx

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous card Viv and love the inlaid poppies which were definitely worth all the effort, and I love the cross stitched mat and sentiment mat. The alcohol inked pieces for the flowers and stems with the lovely mix of colours looks so pretty too. x

Pat said...

This is a simple but very effective set of cards Viv using the kraft card and black ink which has given a very elegant finish to them. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Just simply lovely Viv

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Viv, beautiful colours. I love the inlaid poppies, well worth all the effort replacing all the fiddly bits. xx

Sara Barker said...

Wow! Yes, a lot of work to inlay that delicate die, but oh-so worth the effort! This is gorgeous,and I'm pretty excited to learn you've used AI's to color those flowers--genius! I think I've got to pull out the AI's and give them another chance. So pretty!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! Made my day!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow such a lot of work in this gorgeous card.

Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful result with the inlaying. Well worth the time and effort. That's my trick of starting something without thinking through how long it is actually going yo take me to make It! Hugs Mts A.

Darnell said...

This is stunning, Viv! It was well worth all the fiddly time it took!! Hugs, darnell

Hannelie said...

So beautiful!
Thanks for joining CASology this week!

Jeannie said...

Hi Viv! This is so beautiful and I love the die cut frames you used as well. Very, very pretty. Thanks so much for joining my Hip to be Square blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys