March Technique Blog Hop

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Welcome to the March Technique Blog Hop

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:

Inlaid Die-Cutting

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?

In Friendship and in Sympathy wm 9

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.

From Our Web to Yours wm 1

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.

Abundance 1

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!

Lucky Duck wm 1

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.

The Butterfly wm 1

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.

God Gave Us Memory wm 1

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:

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20 Responses to “March Technique Blog Hop”

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  1. Great cards as always! You did a great job on the Halloween card!

  2. charligirl88 says:

    Omgosh! I feel you. I need to pick something with less teeny tiny pieces! Your work, however is TO DIE FOR! (Get it??? lol!) Anyway… I really do love everything you ever do. Great hopping with you!

  3. Theresa says:

    Oh Kim, they are all just beautiful but that Halloween card is AWESOME!!! It’s got a stained glass look to it. Love it!!!
    Thanks for hopping with me.

  4. Debbie Bonczek says:

    Your cards are amazing. I especially love that Halloween one with the web. So unique! Inlaid die cutting is like a puzzle, and yours looked so fun to create. Your rose card is stunning . . . the contrast of color is awesome.

  5. Wow, you have made some really great cards! Seriously, they are all so fantastic. The spider web card is absolutely stunning .. sounds weird to say that about a spider web, lol, but the colors are exquisite. As always, I had a blast hopping with you.

    Sharon
    A Piece Of Heart Blog
    **Make sure to visit my blog to grab some really great FREE Digi Sentiments.**

  6. Those are all wonderful! That’s a lot of work!

  7. Jearise Havenga says:

    Wow! Love all these and can’t believe you put so much work into piecing them so differently. They are beautiful.

  8. When I saw this post this morning I had to laugh. I’m working on my technique binder right now and this is the first one on my list to get done today!

  9. so lovely! I really like the spider web and the tree with those gorgeous leaves! beautiful job!

  10. Claudia Henderson says:

    Kim my friend you overdone yourself again. Really awesome cards and designs…Someone else had to much fun right? LOL They are all wonderful so I can’t really pick one out. I love them all 🙂 thanks for hopping

  11. Lynn McAuley says:

    Stunning inlaid designs, Kim! The rose is my very favorite!

  12. connie says:

    Wow these are all so gorgeous! Love that rose and the spiderweb too! The thanksgiving one is gorgeous too! Heck they all are! I’m a fan!!

  13. Kelly - CCMC says:

    KIm, your cards are seriously works of art. I am in awe of how talented you are and how each one is more stunning than the next. I can barely glue paper to paper and here you are making these detailed inlit cards! STUNNING. They look like they took forever ♥

  14. Wilma Payne says:

    Great cards! I’m so glad you shared this link so I can enjoy last year’s blog hop too!

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