Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Autumn Hues

Good Morning Everyone - Happy Tuesday!

One of my favorite ways to use my left over die cut pieces (I always cut extras!) is to use them as a mask or a screen. The shapes cut using these dies are much more intricate than a typical thin metal die, and the results are just so beautiful.




Today for my project, I used Ornate Circle Frame (one of the new MLS releases!) and some Zig Two-Way glue to adhere it to a blank cream-colored piece of cardstock. The Zig Two-Way glue is nice, because it's liquid, and once it dries it's reposition-able and removeable. So it will stay put when you are blending/misting and come off cleanly once you've achieved your desired look on your project.

I first took some Tea Dye Distress Ink and completely sponged my card. I sponged just a tiny bit on the inside middle of the circle to make it stand out (that's where I wanted my sentiment). 

After all my sponging was complete, I took some Glimmer Mist (Sunshine) and spritzed the entire card, and spritzed just once more in the center. Once it was completely dry, I stamped my sentiment in the middle of the circle with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. To finish off the background, I used Vintage Photo again all around my edges.

I cut the branches from the same Ornate Circle Frame die in an olive color. It may be hard to see, but I also inked the branches in Tea Dye and spritzed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist. I thought this Autumn-hued card was a great opportunity to use some yummy new Prima embellies I picked up last week. They're actually meant to be flower centers, but it worked perfectly on this card as is.


After my entire layer was complete, I adhered to the same cream colored card stock with some foam dimensionals and that was it! 

On Sunday I mentioned today was Challenge day - well leave it to the newbie to goof it up! ;) The next challenge is actually on 8/13, which means you still have time to play in Lorie's Christmas in July Challenge

I would still love to see how you use masking with your Cottage Cutz - please share your creations on our Facebook page anytime! The other designers and I check regularly and love being inspired by YOU! 

Have  a great day everyone, thanks so much for stopping by! ~ Angelica


8 comments:

Janice W. said...

Thanks for sharing how you created this beautiful card!

Lorie said...

WOW!! Just stunning, Angelica! Elegant and what a lovely embellishment to compliment the entire piece. A gorgeous work of art suitable for framing!!

beadz said...

Another great way to share out of the box ways of using the dies! Beautiful!
hugs,
Gini

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card Angelica!! I love the colors on this, and your frame and embellishment :) Beautiful job hun!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Joanne said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and the embellishments. All of you continue to amaze me with your talent.

Pearl said...

I've just discovered Zig Zag Glue too & now can't live without it , especially great for glueing down Cottage Cutz die cuts too ! woot !

Love your masking idea here , Angelica ! gotta try that sometime ! ;)

Kay said...

Great technique and beautiful card!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and I love the idea about using a die cut as a stencil.