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Monday, July 1, 2013

overwhelmed...

Hello friends!!  Did you see all the new dies that Penny Black debuted last week???  If you didn't you need to check out the PB blog because they are absolutely yummy!!!   And while you are checking out the new dies you can check out all the fun projects the PB design team has made using products from the Twinery!   The design team will be posting projects all week and if you leave a comment you have a chance to win a yummy prize provided by the Twinery!!  Today I have a little card that I made using one of the new dies... a super fun one called "dots".  I paired this die up with the current sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and the Dynamic Duo's color combo of grey and your choice.  I went with yellow. 


I started out my card by trying a new technique that I saw on Splitcoaststampers.  The technique involved using masking or painters tape to create a inked background.   We don't have any painters or masking tape, but I do have lots of washi tape and it worked perfectly!  Simply tear off a piece of washi tape, ink up the sticky side, apply to the card stock, burnish a bit and then pull off the tape.  What is left behind is a cool sort of grungy looking border.  I die cut basic grey card stock using the "dots" die and adhered it to the card front using tiny pieces of foam dimensionals.   The Penny Black background stamp "Paisly Outline" was inked up with yellow ink, stamped on a scrap piece of white paper and a butterfly punched out.  A grey button was added to the center of the butterfly and then the butterfly was attached to the die cut piece.  Finished things off with the sentiment from the Penny Black set "foliage fancy" in black ink.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Basic Grey; Stamps:  Penny Black foliage fancy (30-138) and paisly outline (40-048); Ink:  Memento Dandelion and Tuxedo Black; Button:  My Favorite Things; Punch EK Success

16 comments:

Nat said...

these colours work so well together, and the die cut has such wonderful texture such a fab way to display these butterflies :) beautiful design Rosemary!

Penny Ward said...

Rosemary...the gray and yellow are Gorgeous together!!! Such a beautiful card!

Deepti said...

Now that's a winning card :)
ahh-mazing, love the color you chose to go with grey :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Love these colours, Rosemary, the die you used is awesome ... off to check out the PB Blog! Anita :)

Robin K. said...

Very cool composition Rosemary!!! I love the effect you achieved from using the washi tape!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie
I would not have thought to use such a die-cut as this as a focal point, it looks wonderful as it immediately grabs your attention, so you then follow through with the elements of your design, it is unique and interesting, a great composition.
Smiles:)
Sue

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, man, Rosemary, I'm going to have to stop visiting you! You ALWAYS enable me and tease me with the wonderful cards you make, so I want to buy whatever you used! That dotted die is to die for, eeekkk!!

Linda Beeson said...

LOVE that die!!!

Greta said...

My jaw dropped! Oh what a fantastic card, Rosemary! I could look at it all day! Thanks for the new technique into as I hadn't gotten around to reading the instructions. Now I really want to give it a try.

Kara Lynne said...

I saw this card on Dynamic Duos and had to come over to look! Love that new die from PB and what a great effect from inking the washi tape!

Janet Zeppa said...

That die is so cool! Thanks for sharing the technique with us and I do love your choice of the yellow.
Thanks for playing along at Dynamics Duos!

Jen W. said...

Ack! Please! No more fantastic new product! I can't keep up!!

I am definitely gonna try your washi tape technique - it's such a great effect! Love those funky die cut dots too.

Viv said...

Great card and technique Rosie, love the holes and the pretty yellow butterfly too :) Viv xx

Michelle said...

Fabulous! Great design, Rosemary! Going to check out the PB dies!

donna mikasa said...

Love the grungy residue left by the washi tape! Must give it a try. And that PB die is awesome! Great take on the sketch, Rosie!

Quip1320 said...

Love the layering and the elements you chose for this. So pretty!