Saturday, May 16, 2020

Intricate Inlaid Die-cutting

Hello friends!
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I have yet another take on this Layered Leaf Die from Penny Black.
This time, I tried it with the inlaid die-cutting. I know.... that seemed like "nuts".
However, I did it and it is A-OK as long as you have some planning-ahead.
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I happened to have a piece of pre-colored watercolor. I decided to use it for the leaves.
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For the outline of the leaf die, I inked it up with various shades of Distress Oxide. 
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I used an extra piece of alcohol-inked Stitched Looped Frame to ground the design and added splatter based on the colors of the leaves and frame. 
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It truly was a bit of a process to make sure each tiny bits of the leaves falling back to the right spots. In the end, I think it is still well worth it. At least , it took my stress and anxiety away when I worked on it. This is the bonus of card-making!

I trust that you are taking good care of yourself and family. Please stay healthy and safe.
Thank you for stopping by!

11 comments:

Tina Z. said...

So beautiful and I love your design.

Dawn T said...

It certainly was worth the effort Virginia. This is a really beautiful card. Love the bright frame too

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the watercolor paper you used for the leaves.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful colors and I love the design diagonally!

Maura said...

Love the results of your VERY detailed work, Virginia - it's a gorgeous card!!

conil said...

So intricate to manage...but so worth it. This is truly lovely.

Vikki H said...

Kudos on your attention to small details and using beautiful colors and design!

Denise Bryant said...

I just love this beautiful die! Gorgeous card!

Karthikha said...

I love your watercolor work and the awesome frame die! :) This card is so pretty! :)

Annette Gordon said...

This card is stunning!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice combination of elements. Good use of the leaf cut.