Hi Blog Friends!
Today, we had to go out & do some errands & I was WONDERING just HOW I was going to be able to get my card done for today, BUT I got on my computer early & there the class popped up for me. I was able to see what was going on & take a sketch pad & pencil with me & do some planning & peppered with a little HOPE that it would come together just fine! And what do you know, here I am!
Today our lessons were about Die Cutting Techniques!
Lots of examples & tips for us...& I chose to combine a couple of them into one card!
I chose the Embossed Die Cuts & Color Blocking!
When I think of color blocking I remember a top I had YEARS AGO that I really liked but, it also makes me think of Quilt squares, as they too are blocks of color!
Here's what I came up with:
I stuck with the same color scheme we had yesterday, only I used printed papers (Now that I think about it, I COULD qualify for another of the lessons! Patterned Paper Die Cutting! LOL) I cut the leaf out of the center of the quilted/ color blocked paper I made!
Isn't that heat embossing pretty? I used a couple different colors of Embossing Powders on the different colored papers. The first embossing powder was Grape Sherbet by Sparkle & Sprinkle (I had a sample), the color was a light purple, but on top of the different colored printed papers it looked different on each color! I added SU- Gold for more detail & I also did SU- Sizzlits Little Leaves in all Gold, it being probably the most "intricate" die cut I have! (That should tell you I am lacking in dies! LOL) And embossing the front sentiment by SU.
Here you can see the different colors of the embossing powder on the different colored papers.
I had to pull out my Gold Krylon Pen & add some edging. Not too awful careful on getting it perfect for a more rustic look.
Hope you like!
Let me know what you think???
(See you tomorrow!)
Cuddle Bug- Maple Leaf Die & Embossing Folder
SU- 1 1/4" Square Punch