Thursday, March 26, 2015

One more Stretch Your Dies card



Hey everyone, just popping in really quickly to share one more card for the Stretch Your Dies class.  I have several additional techniques that I want to try, but it's been such a crazy month, I haven't been able to do as many 'extra' projects as I'd like, plus I've been in the mood to scrapbook and I've learned that if that's the case I should try and get as many layouts done as possible before the mood departs!

Anyway, I really wanted to try this technique for small dies that my friend Jen Rzasa taught.  You create some water color washes on cardstock (I used Strathmore Mixed Media paper) and then die cut your small dies.  Then you adhere them to create a background/custom patterned paper.



I found this a really fun and relaxing technique.  I love the wash from the colors.  Jen's card for class was very bright and festive, mine is bit more soft and calming.  I love how you can use the same technique for vastly different looks/feels.

I used Ellen Hutson's Hearth & Home dies and the sentiment is from their Cozy Christmas set.

That's all for now, I'll have another layout to share with you tomorrow.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - Silver Fox, White, and Chocolate cardstock; Strathmore - Mixed Media Paper
Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen - Cozy Christmas
Ink:  Versafine Smokey Grey
Other:  Essentials by Ellen - Home and Hearth dies; Derwent - Inktense Pencils; CTMH - Clear Embossing Powder; Tombow - Mono and Multi Mono Adhesive; AC - Foam Adhesive

22 comments:

  1. This is lovely! I like the soft blue :)

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  2. Okay, this is awesome! Would totally make someone's day to have this arrive on their "new" doorstep.

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  3. Great technique, I like that soft watercolor wash!

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  4. Another perfect die choice for the technique!

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  5. Gorgeous! LOVING the houses and the stars!!!!!!!!

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  6. This is so cute, Miriam. What a terrific background your die cuts make...so perfect for this type of card. You always amaze me!!!

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  7. I love this peaceful little village!

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  8. So soft and serene! Love the texture and ombre look!

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  9. so cute! love the soft color!

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  10. Oh I love it!!! Thanks for sharing how you made the washed look of your card.(I don't take OCC, so it's good to learn from you.) Hugs!!!!

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  11. Gorgeous soft blues and you arranged the die cuts beautifully! I'll have to remember this technique.

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  12. LOVELY!! Love the blue and soft background! GREAT job!

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  13. Yours really turned out stunning!! I never thought to use my little houses! Such a cute idea!! ;)

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  14. This is so cool! I have these dies and never would have thought to use them this way. So cool!! Still have not done any of the HW from this class. No mojo and no time!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  15. What a cool and really fun idea!! This card has such a soft and welcoming look to it!! Awesomely done and sometimes tasks like the ones you did on this card can help relax us!! Just turned out so amazing!!

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  16. Very cool! Looks great so cleanly!! Great technique indeed ;)

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