Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Penny Black Feature (& Light Bulb Moment)

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a happy and chirpy card today.
 The stamp set "Just Looking" is the perfect set for this.
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 I wanted to utilize the leaf stamp and decided to stamp a background with it.
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The word "magical" is part of the die that comes with this "Just Looking" Die set.
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Once I stamped the image with various colors, I drew out the colors from each area and added some more colors. 
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I am not sure if you can see it, but I also ran the bird die through the embossing Mat and made a dry-embossed image around the birdie.
Ding--->
Coordinating dies are not just to save you fussy-cutting.... 
You can do the following: 
1. die cutting: (the most obvious reason)
2. stenciling: create your own acetate/paper stencils with positive and negative die cut
3. masking: you can mask the images with the dies
4. dry-embossing: you only need to add a tan-embossing mat and ran it through the die-cut machine 
5. tracing the outline: to add extra interest, you can simply trace the line outside the die

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I hope today's post gives you some food for thoughts.
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10 comments:

Maura said...

Another beauty, Virginia - love your "signature" color palette and the detail on the bird is fabulous. I love how your added yellow across the bottom seems to glow!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous card! I love your light bulb moments!!! Great idea with the die cuts!

Cindy C. said...

Such a darling card, and yes I saw the dimension on the cute bird, I just didn't know it was dry embossing!! Well done!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful and thanks for the food for thought.

Harriet said...

I am partial to our feathered friends, so your card really speaks to me. Simply lovely. Your hints are helpful!

conil said...

Magical is a good word to describe this card. Your superior coloring skills are very apparent here. The card is just lovely. Of course, as you know, I partial to birds.

mindy1414 said...

This is gorgeous Virginia!! I love the color and style of this card, as always the inspiration from you is awesome. I love light bulb moments and this is some great DINGS thanks for sharing them, I can't wait to try them :)
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Denise Bryant said...

Great ideas for using the dies in additional ways! Love your pretty card!

Linda BL said...

Love your sweet card. Magical was a good choice for the sentiment for sure! I love how you colored the bird..

ionabunny said...

Hmmmm, fun ideas for use of dies. Gorgeous card. Hugz