Monday, April 25, 2016

The Best is Yet to Come - Die cut Overlay



I'm playing along with the April Waffle Flower Challenge today.  I realized after I started that it was a Photo Challenge, and well, I might have actually ignored the photo and just concentrated on the colors, but that's what happens when you only half read instructions.  Anyway, here is the inspiration photo/colors.



I really wanted to work with the Doily die for this one, and my card is kind of the reverse of inlay.  Instead of your everyday inlay, I die cut the doily twice.  One version was used as the base and the other was scavenged for parts.

I kept the doily intact, and colored selected portions with Copics, adding in a bit of shading as I was doing that.  Then I popped those pieces out and adhered them onto their corresponding pieces on my base doily.  The result is kind of a tiled/mosaic look, which also adds some dimension to the card.  I'm calling it die cut overlay.



I decided to alter the doily a bit, so I snipped off the outer ring of scallops to have just the basic circle shape, and then I added a simple sentiment from the Doily Circle Stamp Set

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34 comments:

  1. WOW.... amazing color and detail! Beautiful!

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  2. This is GORGEOUS, Miriam!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

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  3. Outstanding take on the inspiration Miriam! Your tedious paper layering was well worth your time. Thanks for playing along at Waffle Flower Crafts:))

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  4. Soooooo much work lol. But totally worth it! This is stunning, my friend! Thanks for playing with us at the Waffle Flower Challenge.

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  5. Very pretty! Love the overlay...

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  6. I love this Miriam!! So pretty and what a fun idea to make it look like mosaic tile! Awesome!!

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  7. This is amazing, Miriam! The detail you put into this gave such a cool effect!!

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  8. Oh this is just so amazing. The inlay is gorgeous, and snipping off the outer scallops really made this more unique!

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  9. What a stunner, Miriam ... gorgeous jewel colours and such fabulous dimension! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. Oh, this is so cool and pretty, Miriam! I love it!

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  11. Gorgeous detail on the doily die and you colored it perfectly...so pretty!!!

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  12. Worth all of the finicky work! Just gorgeous.- love the way you've coloured the die cut pieces too!

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  13. Beautiful effect! I would have gone nuts doing it, but your stunning result is just fabulous.
    <3 J

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  14. You have a lot of patience! Fabulous job!

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  15. I like your die cut overlay! It's so colorful, and the hint of a sun in the middle works with the sentiment!

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  16. 1) it totally does not surprise me that you would have attempted this; 2) I honestly have never thought to do this; 3) It looks awesome!!!

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  17. Oh, oh, oh!! THIS IS FABULOUS!! I love this idea-and your card is stunning!!

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  18. This is absolutely stunning!!

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  19. wow mind blowing AWESOME.. totally love it

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  20. Wow....this is one fabulous card, what an amazing design.

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  21. Such a cool look! Great color choices! LOVE that die to bits and pieces!

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  22. Wow! Awesome colors & design!

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  23. Wow Miriam, I just saw this in the Gallery and nearly fell over....its absolutely stunning!! And what a interesting way to do the die inlays (might have to try this one myself, you know how I love my dies....). The colours are gorgeous and so perfect for the challenge. So excited to see you at the Waffle Flower Challenge and hope you come back again!!

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  24. Seriously, that is AWESOME!!!

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  25. Really gorgeous design! Love the coloring and the careful placement of each little segment of the die!! WOW!

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  26. Absolutely fabulous! Stunning! Amazing!!! Thanks for joining us at Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge!

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  27. stunning inlay...love the final look.

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  28. I think you should patent the technique, Miriam! This is just wonderful!

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous! It's like a succulent in mosaic form! Love it!!

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