Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Technique Tuesday Feature #4 (& Winner Announcement)

Hello friends!
Its time for another Technique Tuesday feature!
 I am featuring a technique on a Tuesday with Technique Tuesday products.
We are back to the same set that I used in my first feature (see here and post #2 here).
 Cascading Border Die HERE (Technique Tuesday Shop)

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 With that, I am sharing another Die Cutting Technique.
What I love about this type of dies is that you can use it all year round AND it will cut out solids and also has the outlines! Once I made the first card here, I came up with this idea...
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Put your thinking cap on! 💡💡

1. border dies are not just for one side: I used two sides of this border die to create a panel.
2. save the pieces: think twice before throwing away the negative parts! I almost always save mine...once I complete the entire card, THEN it's toss time!
3. plan your background ahead before you glue it on. Enough said.
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4. use your pencil and make the mark: before I applied Distress Oxide to the white card stock, I pencil-marked roughly where the hearts will be. That way, I can easily decide on the colors and shades.
5 hide the imperfections: this always always happens--smudges, imperfect die cut would show up unexpectedly.  I used the solid heart die to cover up some mistakes! What mistake!!? 
6. don't forget the Rule of Three: see the three popped-up hearts (green, coral and yellow)? Well, they were strategically positioned to create a "visual triangle"!  

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What I share today are pretty simple stuff.  But they are good reminders, aren't they?
Hope you enjoy this feature.
So, thank you, everyone, for commenting on the TT feature.
The moment you have been waiting for....
The winner of this giveaway (from TT Feature #2) goes to.....
conil said...
Brilliant idea to make the card panel from colored card stock. Love how your mind came up with that idea because I certainly would never have thought of it. The contrast against that wonderfully colored tiger lily is huge.
Congratulations, Conil, please e-mail me at becr8ive2@gmail.com to claim your prize!

GUESS WHAT!? I will be doing more TT feature because your feedback have been AMAZING!
I will take a break next Tuesday and will resume TT feature soon.
The kind folks over Technique Tuesday also offers ANOTHER giveaway to my readers/followers! 😊YAY! Please stay tune!

Technique Tuesday offers some great sales here. 

 from Technique Tuesday:
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TT offers to send my readers/followers some goodies. Please continue to comment.
MORE winner announcement!!

Patti H. said...
Such gorgeous cards! I'm on love with that scalloped stencil & that amazing first card. Beautiful!!
Congratulations, Conil(TT goodies) and Patti H (Altenew $30), please e-mail me at becr8ive2@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Thank you for stopping by!!
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Marianne said...

Such a delightful card, Virginia. Love the subtle rainbow blending.
Congrats to the lucky winners! Enjoy!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oooooh Virginia, this is SO pretty, love it! What a great idea.
Congratulations to Conil & Patti!

cm said...

You've escalated the versatile TT heart borders to gorgeous with their double placement over a beautifully blended background! So inspiring! Your tips are fabulous, especially the third one (yep, ask me how I know, too *grin*).

Purple Princess said...

pretty card!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors and I like the border on both sides. congrats to your winners too.

Nora N. said...

I never would hav thought to use that border die like that. So cool!! Your colors are so lovely too!

conil said...

Clever girl. Love the border used as a cover plate but the star of the show is really all the "Virginia touches" on this lovely card.

Marsha said...

What a delightful card. I loved the cards you made before with this die and I love this one too!

Glennis said...

What a lovely idea to make a panel like that - so effective!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Virginia, I Love that die, your card is so pretty and I love the 2 different ways you used them. I also am glad to hear you are going to continue with the TT company, I do like their stamps and dies. Thanks for another great post and Congrat's to Conil and Patti.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your colorful heart panels, Virginia! So fun with the three hearts popped & I love the sentiment!!

Brandi R said...

OH this is gorgeous! LOVE the design. Those colors are so super yummy!! Love this ♥

Linda BL said...

Really like the way you used the Hearts border die on your card. What a great way to use this type of die.

Dawn Turley said...

So beautiful Virginia. And congrats to your winners.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!!!
Congrats to the winners!!!

Darnell said...

How unique, fun, and colorful, V!! I adore this whimsical design!! Hugs, Darnell