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


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!!

Unknown said...

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

Cheryl Walker said...

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

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 ! ;)

CreatedbyKay (Kay Norman) said...

Great technique and beautiful card!

Barbara said...

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