Thanks – (HLS – Dies)

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I would like to thank the wonderful team over at Cut It Up Challenge for selecting my card as one of the Top Three.

Hello and welcome

Welcome back to a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – November.  I hope you’ll join in the fun this month!

My card this month features the beautiful Poppystamps Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame and Stencil set, which I was lucky enough to win!  Thanks!

As it only arrived today, I thought it would be fun to play.

To begin, I smooched some card with Distress Inks (Festive Berries, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade) sprayed with some shimmer water. (Made by adding some Perfect Pearls in the water spray bottle). The smooching was done in layers,  drying each before adding more colour, until I was happy with the result.

It was then time to cut the die 3 times – 2 in white and 1 from the coloured piece.

Now it was time to inlay the die cuts. After gluing the main coloured piece onto the card front, the white cut out pieces were glued in place.

From the larger white window piece the ‘Thanks’ die from Winnie & Walter  – The Big, The Bold and You Cutaways was cut, along with one from black card.

These were then inlaid onto the card front.

To finish, I flicked some of the colours across the card front.

From the last white die cut, I removed a large full maple leaf and after smooching it in the inks, I added to the front with raised tape.

Time to head over to our blog to check out the great work by the rest of the Design Team!  Good luck with your entries!




Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 482 – Color challenge (red, orange and yellow)

Cut It Up Challenge 186 – Thanksgiving/Thankful + Smooshing Technique

Die Cut Divas November Challenge – Thanksgiving or Thank You Time

Dies R Us Challenge #132 – Trees and /or Leaves

Brown Sugar Challenge #295 – November – Anything Goes

Poppystamps Challenge – Fall Frolic

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #366 Anything Goes

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Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

26 thoughts on “Thanks – (HLS – Dies)”

  1. This is a great thank you card! I love the leaf die you used and your “smooshing inks” came out just wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cut It Up.


  2. This is such a beautiful card! I love the framed Poppy Stamp Dies and you have used the smooshing technique perfectly on this design! The inlay look is really effective and the simple color palette really works well. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Cit It Up! Challenge Blog!
    Rachelle – DT@CIU : )


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