Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stamplorations Mini Release Blog Hop

I'm excited to be joining the Blog Hop at STAMPlorations for the Mini Release of  Lacy Edges and Borders - CUTplorations



These are the dies I am using today:
For my first card:
  • I started with an A2 sized White CS and cut all three border edge dies several times across the card front.
  • Then I inked each edge with distress inks: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon
  • Placed them back together to reform the full card front
  • Flicked some water and splatter to add depth to the inked panel.
  • Cut a frame from the largest Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies by trimming the center out with a craft knife.
  • Adhered that to the finished card front with tombow mono glue.
  • Cut the Blessed word die from a piece of white CS that was quickly inked with Mermaid Lagoon
  • Cut a second Blessed from Black CS and glued the two together slightly offset to create a shadow effect for the word
  • Glued that into the framed card front
  • Finished with a few Sparkle Clear sequins:)
For my next card:
I wanted to create a Dainty Lady's Handkerchief  with the first die in the set.
  • From white CS I cut the scalloped edges by carefully placing the die at an angle to create "the lace"
  • brushed over that with some Twisted Citron and set it aside
  • On another piece of white CS I stamped the pretty floral decorations from Frames and Flowers stamp set
  • placed that over the lacy edged piece 
  • added a thin strip of yellow CS
  • Cut three layers of Blessed word die from yellow/orange CS and glued them together
  • Trimmed off the "ed" to for the word BLESS
  • Stamped YOU onto a thin strip of white CS and added the diecut BLESS to make a small sentiment panel.
  • Layered some patterned paper to a cardbase and added my Handkerchief and sentiment panel.
  • Finished with a few yellow sequins on the lace:)

Hope you enjoyed today's cards featuring  Lacy Edges and Borders - CUTplorations!

Remember to stop by STAMPlorations to find the list of other designers highlighting the dew dies and Comment for a chance to win!!

Prizes:
ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift certificate 
ONE (1) winner of her choice of either Lacy Edges or the Winter & Spring Stitched
Landscape dies
Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the
STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs


Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

27 comments:

  1. These are fantastic LauraJane! The inking and water splatters on the first one is incredible!

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  2. Beautiful cards... what a creative use of dies..love all of them..

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  3. The designs of each are so unique.
    Love the gradation of colors on the first.
    The second really speaks spring and warmth.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

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  4. Simply terrific work LauraJane!
    Chrissie

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  5. Super creative use of the borders!

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  6. So very creative with the first card and how you used the edge dies. What a sweet second card and fabulous idea to use a ladies handkerchief as your inspiration x

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  7. So pretty! Love the use of the bless-ed die cut :)
    cheers
    preety

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  8. Wow these layouts are so fun and unusual. Thanks for sharing:)

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  9. YOu used both your new edges dies so beautifully LauraJane. Your lacy handkerchief was so clever. TFS Hugs..

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  10. Beautiful LauraJane! I love the use of the dies and colors on the first card and the second is so pretty and dainty. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  11. Pretty effects with the new border dies! Beautiful cards!

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  12. Thanks for showing us different ways to use those border dies. I love the lacy handkerchief!

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  13. Love the new border dies and the creative way you use and the second one is my absolute favorite!

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  14. I'm in love with your cards, they are so creative!

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  15. Those border dies are wonderful! You are so creative with them. I love how the color looks like it's pooling around the edging in the first card, and that really looks like a handkerchief!

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  16. Pretty cards! Great use of the dies! Love the second card....pretty yellow!

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  17. Love this new die set and beautiful cards. The yellow one is so pretty.

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  18. Clever design on the first one and I like the cheery colors of the second.

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  19. Oh wow! Awesome cards!!! Love the colors!!!

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  20. Beautiful cards. Love the colours.

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  21. Beautiful way of using the new die sets on your cards! And love the colors, too :)

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  22. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the first one :)

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  23. Love all of your bright colors! That hankie is so sweet... well done lining up the die.

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  24. amazing design, I love the colours.

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  25. Fantastic use of this die.

    Marjeta

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  26. Both these are amazingly pretty! Gorgeous cards! xxx

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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