Hi everybody and welcome to my inspiration post for our current Waffle Flower Challenge for February. We have a stunning challenge photo for you this month, a technique that is one of my favourites and a sketch to help with any ideas:
die-cutting is one technique that I would do the most when it comes to
my card designs. It can be incredibly fiddly but is so rewarding to have
a complicated pattern but still be a one-layer card!! I so loved the
colours from the photo, so that's where the idea for my card started:
start off, I die-cut the middle square and circles from the card front.
I then used the same die (but only used one circle) to cut a circle
each from the four different coloured paint chips. I put the coloured
circles in place and held them there with washi tape behind them.
the next part I cut the more delicate frame from the card front. I
slowly removed the die to keep all the pieces in place. I used a piece
of Glad 'Press n Seal' over the front of the card. This meant if any of
the pieces wanted to fall out, they would be held in place on the Glad
sheet. Its amazing stuff and I really recommend it for this technique!!
carefully flipped the panel over and adhered a panel of white CS
slightly smaller than the card front. This gave something for all the
die-cut pieces to hold on to. Once I was sure all the pieces were being
held by the glue, I removed the Glad sheet. Now all I had to do was
remove the washi tape and glue the square and circles into place.
die-cutting the 'Perfect' from gold CS 3x and gluing them all together,
I adhered it to the card. I also stamped the rest of the sentiment on a tiny piece of white CS and glued as well. And of course I had to add a few gold sequins to bring out the shine!!
The square and intricate outside die are both from the same Waffle Flower set 'Doily Square Die'. The 'Perfect' word die is also from Waffle Flower, as well as the sentiment from the stamp set 'Congrats'. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.
You have until February 25th to link your projects to the Waffle Flower Challenge.
Please remember that you don't need to use Waffle Flower products to
enter, you still have a chance as our 'Random Winner' to win a Waffle
Flower stamp set of your choice!! I hope to see you in the Gallery!