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Welcome to the March Technique Blog Hop
It’s month three of our year-long adventure into different card-making techniques, card folds and paper crafting products. This month we will be focusing on:
and you won’t want to miss the awesome cards we’ve got for you today.
We hope you got the chance to hop with us in January for the emboss resist technique and in February for ink layering. It’s not to late to hop and comment:
- If you missed January’s hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.
- If you missed February’s hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.
We really love feedback so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today’s hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com gift certificate at the end of the year.
Now to my projects:
This is a basic inlaid die card, but I really like the simplicity of it, especially as a sympathy card. I made it in two color combinations; Crumb Cake & Baked Brown Sugar and Smoky Slate & Basic Gray. Which is your favorite?
I started designing this next card several years ago and never finished; so, even though it’s certainly not time for a Halloween card, I decided to make it anyway as it was perfect for this technique hop. I’ll just save it to mail at the appropriate time. It took me a l-o-n-g time to make this…so many tiny pieces of patterned paper from the Bewitching Kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs.
If I was ahead of schedule with the Halloween card, this Thanksgiving card is really pushing it! I’ve had this Papertrey Ink die for a while now as I saw so many cards made with it and I wanted to try my hand at it, too. It took a long time for this card as well…not because it was technically difficult, but because I was so picky about which leaves went where.
Next, I tried using this inlaid technique as an entire background. I watched this video showing how to easily transfer many pieces…it did NOT happen like that for me, however; so I assembled this card piece by piece. I felt the background was so busy, I wanted to keep my focal image simple. This is what I decided upon. This little duck puts a smile on my face!
For this butterfly, I opted to cover it in Glossy Accents after fitting in all the pieces and it looks pretty impressive inlaid against the matte card stock. You can see close-up images of it in the gallery by clicking on the card…that applies to all my cards, by the way.
I tried my hand at water-coloring on my next card and fit the water-colored pieces inside a black frame and it really makes that water-color pop.
I decided to follow the lead of my blogging buddy Claudia and just provide the highlights for each card in this post, saving details for future posts on individual cards. It makes it easier for you to hop through all our blogs in a reasonable amount of time.
My report card for this technique: The projects I chose were time-consuming, but oddly relaxing to make. I discovered the projects made with dies versus the e-cutter had a nicer, more finished look as the dies slightly round the edges…if you look at them close-up, you’ll see exactly what I’m referring to. I think this technique has a real “wow” factor and I will definitely make more of this type of card.
So now you’re off to visit the talented Claudia and she’s got fantastic projects to share with you! I got a sneak peek, so I know!
And here’s today’s line-up in case you get lost along the way:
- Theresa – http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
- Jearise – http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
- Lisa – http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
- Kim – http://katydidcards.com
- Claudia – www.ClaudiaHenderson.blogspot.com
- Denise – http://www.craftconfectionery.com
- Debbie – http://pawstoscrap.blogspot.com
- Sharon – http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com