Thursday, November 14, 2013

OCC Homework Day 2–Celebrate the Season (Inlaid Die Cuts)

Happy Thursday, friends!!

Celebrate the Season Day 2
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Popping in again today to share another card I created for the Holiday Card Workshop that I’m taking.  There were some great videos and ideas for die cutting on your holiday cards, but I decided to attempt Jennifer McGuire’s inlaid die cutting idea.  OH EM GEE!!  I don’t want to discourage anyone from trying this technique, but this took SO LONG for me to put together!!  LOL  But I eventually figured it all out and am so happy with the end result.  I will NOT, however, be creating any more of these for my holiday cards.  I don’t have time!!  LOL

Celebrate the Season Day 2 Closeup
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Here’s a close up of the glittery star.  That was the easiest part of this card.  LOL  If I can offer up any advice on this technique it would be to keep it simple.  I love the idea – flat cards are so much cheaper to send!  But putting all of those little pieces back in drove me NUTS!!

That’s it for me today, kids.  I’ll have some yummy Paper Smooches goodies to share with you tomorrow, so please stop by if you can!


Jean said...

Another beauty! Really elegant. You've convinced me to try this MFT paper!

Susan Lang said...

Your card turned out great. I did the same technique and I agree, it seemed to take a long time.

Lee-Anne said...

Karolyn, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! This may have been time consuming but was worth the effort! Love the dies you've used and the colors!

Lori Barnett said...

I love it! When I make mine I'm gonna do just like you said...simple!! :)

BeverlyBL said...

It may not have been easy but it turned out great. I'm taking the class too and my problem if finding things to use that might not be the same as what they are showing. You picked some good dies. So very pretty.

Gwen said...

Love, love, love your card! Prettiest one in the gallery! Awesome!

Gabby said...

Nice card, Karolyn! Love the look even though it does take more time than a "usual" card. :)

Sharon Underwood said...

Your card is absolutely stunning -- definitely worth the time & effort in my opinion, at least. I'd put this one up on the mantle if I were you & keep it forever. Gorgeous!