Wednesday 9 March 2016

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge # 184

Hi everybody and welcome to a new week at Addicted to Stamps and More! Its time for one of my favourite theme's this week:

Clean and Simple card designs tend to not have too many layers or embellishments. Everyone has their own ideas on what it means to them so go for gold and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

The sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Stamplorations and they are offering the winner a $10 gift voucher!! So lucky!

For my card this week I went a bit crazy with 'inlaid die-cutting' and tried out something I had wanted to do since I received some new dies. It was very touch and go there for a bit but so worth all the frustration:

I absolutely love the new release from Waffle Flower and these 'Lacy Flower Mats' were created to go underneath the 'Lacy Flower' dies. I was always wondering how they would fit together all inlaid into each other and turns out they fit perfectly!!

I started off by die-cutting the larger die from the card front and also from a pink paint chip. I then used the next die to cut from a blue paint chip and also from the pink one. After die-cutting I carefully removed the smaller die and rubbed a piece of Glad 'Press n Seal over the whole thing. This keeps all the tiny pieces stuck in one place. I then carried on doing the same with all the other layers using paint chips.

I added a panel of white CS behind the die-cut negative on the card front. This gives all the other dies somewhere to sit. I carefully removed the middle layer of each die-cut flower and inlaid them on in the pink flower, with the Press n Seal still attached to it. That way I had the whole flower inlaid and ready to go and could press it all into the glued die-cut negative on the card. Once it was pressed in firmly I could remove the Press n Seal. Its the most amazing stuff (designed by Jennifer McGuire's husband!) and die-cutting is a breeze with it.

To finish off I stamped the sentiment (from Waffle Flower 'Congrats) in black for contrast and added lots of coloured sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. So happy with how it turned out and will definitely be doing this again with different colour combo's!!

I have three challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Work It Wednesday - February (Floral)

Stamplorations - March CAS Card Challenge

NBUS Challenge # 6

You have until next Wednesday to add your projects to the Addicted to Stamps and More! challenge. The rest of the Design Team have some incredible projects on the blog if you need any help with ideas and inspiration. Looking forward to seeing your designs in the Gallery!!!

Take care


  1. Another beauty, Shona!!! Worth every second of the time it took to create!

  2. Wow, Shona, you've got the patience of Job! Such tedious work but such beautiful results! Love your creativity here.

  3. Aaaaaack! Brilliant inlaying. That Press & Seal certainly is awesome but what you did with it is pure genius.

  4. Aaaaaack! Brilliant inlaying. That Press & Seal certainly is awesome but what you did with it is pure genius.

  5. OH MY....what a fabulous card Shona...simply stunning!

  6. So glad you broke out the NBUS to create this beauty.

  7. WOW, absolutely beautiful, Shona!!!! So cleverly done!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

  8. Amazing card,teamie,and great inlaid die cuting...LOVE the color combo you used...Ċ½eljka XX

  9. This is pretty cool! I love all the white space with the bold colors. Great Job!! HUgz

  10. So pretty, Shona ... those fab inlaid colours really pop against the delicious white space ... so worth all the fiddly bits! Hugs, Anita :)

  11. Beautiful card! I love the intricacy of the die and your colour combo is so fun!

  12. You are so clever, Shona! I love how your inlaid pieces fit so perfectly together, and your color combo is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  13. WOW! The inlaid pieces are amazimg... reminds me of moorish tile design. Fab card, Shona.
    x Asha

  14. Beautiful die cutting!
    Your teamie,

  15. This is so cool!!!
    Lilian ATSM teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  16. This looks flawless, Shona. Love all those perfectly placed bright coloured pieces xx

  17. how beautiful!!! Love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge! :)