Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hooray! It's Your Day

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Vicky Gould continues to issue the challenges.

This week Vicky has challenged us to play around with techniques using Die Cut Words. Two suggestions to use were Camouflaging Die Cuts and 3D Word Dies.

I created a birthday card using an image from Stamps U Love ... I can never make enough boy/male cards.

I decided to use the Camouflaging Die Cuts technique for my card today, aka the Eclipse Technique. I almost threw this card out as when I first made it I layered the birthday sentiment using white die cut letters underneath the decorated die cut pieces which made it harder to see the completed sentiment.  However after creating another card (which I am now using for next week's challenge) I decided to remove the white layers and replace it with black die cut letters which defines the sentiment a little better.

I kept the inside fairly simple, but I still wanted something  special inside, so I used the mechanism from the Katherine Label Pop-up Card die set to create a pop-up for the sentiment.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps:  Childhood Memories Sent with Love - StampsULove; LJD Birthday Greetings - MFT Stamps`
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Just For Men Paper Pad - Marianne Design
Dies: Katherine Label Pop-up - Karen Burniston; Wonderful Words Birthday - Papertrey Ink; Words Set 1 - Celebration; Wonky Rectangles - Simon Says Stamp
Other: Black Ink; Broken China Distress Oxide; Earth & Sky Stencil; Copics


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the image, your coloring, and the word popping out! Great job!

Liz Williams said...

This is a fun way to use word dies, and your image just makes it all the more fun.

Lois said...

I like the Eclipse Technique, but you're right -- sometimes it's really hard to see the letters. Using the black underneath makes the letters pop a bit more. Cute card!

Vicky Gould said...

Love, love, love this fabulously happy card!

jojot said...

you nailed this with that sweet image and the 'hidden' sentiment

Lynn McAuley said...

So well done, I actually didn't see birthday until I looked at the close-up!! Fabulous card, Frances~