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5/22/2015

Another Floating Inlaid Die Watercolor

Hello. Still on my finishing UFOs roll, and here's the 2nd card I did with the floating die technique I saw on a Catherine Pooler Floating Inlay die video.


- Stamped the image with Versamark, embossed with white EP. Used Tim Holtz watercolor markers in shades of yellows to color. The photo looks quite washed out, IRL it looks more intense.
I didn't position the watercolor image properly to insert it behind the cutout on the stripe paper just right for the petals to fit. So....after watching Catherine's 2nd video, where she used acetate, I partially trimmed the w/c paper portion, adhered to some clear packaging acetate, and made it fit into the space as it needed to go. Worked just fine. Whew! However, where the 2nd flower is placed, there was just a slight gap.

Decided to color the image that had been fussy cut from the strip dp, and use it to cover the gap. This was done with Copic Yellow markers with a red fine line pen to outline the stamping. When I was placing the 2nd flower, the stripes were matching the card front. However as I was photographing, I noticed I had not placed it in line with the stripes when I stuck it down. Too late to pull it up (I did try :-0), but it was down pretty good. Decided to leave it as is, and call this my Amish touch (you know, when a quilt is made, there is a deliberate flaw...if you're a quilter, I'm sure you've heard of this!). At least the wonky stripe patterns make it stand out a bit.

Oh yes, the sentiment was done with the Sizzix Adventure set of dies...quite a few in the set. There is pale yellow c/s behind it, and I saved the bits from the stripe dp die cut, to add back in the letters d,s,o,e. It looks quite odd otherwise.

One more UFO done except for the insert! Thanks for your visit and come again when you can. Blessings.

28 comments:

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! The flowers are so pretty!! Creative and fabulous!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Loving this one. I like bright colours.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Mary! that's a fabulous flower, such a great colour!
Thank you Mary for all the lovely comments that you leave me, you are so kind.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Donna Hanley said...


Quite interesting and very pretty. Enjoy your weekend.

Carol said...

A very pretty card Mary, gorgeous colour and design. Nice to get rid of a few UFO's. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, super card, love the flower image and the pretty colours, hugs Kate x

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Beautiful flowers Mary -lovely colours and they really stand out against the background :)
Nessa xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Mary you have been so busy since I was last here! Wow, this floating inlay is so pretty and unique. I like that discover sentiment. The tulip card is so soft and I love your watercoloring. That Faith card is so beautiful. I love the colors you used and the die is so cool. Oh Mary, that joke about the hairdresser cracked me up! Hope things are good with you and you are both well.

Redanne said...

Love the sentiment and the flowers are so pretty Mary! Sorry I have been missing, have been on holiday but back now to enjoy your lovely projects. Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

Lovely card and a fabulous flow, great colours too.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful flower Mary, love your colours and design.
Hugs Pam

Pat said...

This is a really lovely card Mary and the striped background suits those large pretty flowers so well. The colours are great and I think the flower does look good with the stripes at an angle to the background, and you are right it does make it stand out well. x

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Mary - a tip I was given years ago - to soften adhesive to remove a mis-place item, use the heat gun and heat gently from behind - it works a treat, even when dismantling old cards!!!
Blessings
Maxine

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Mary. I did not notice the stripes till I went back and looked again after reading your post!

I love the tip from the posted above me...i will try that one!

mamapez5 said...

Your photo doesn´t really do justice to this pretty card. It was much clearer when I clicked on it to enlarge it. I hadn´t noticed the mis-aligned stripes until you pointed them out! It is a nice idea. Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and creative, love the flowers...Love your wonderful card below too...stunning.
have a lovely weekend.
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Pippa said...

I love this one Mary. Great colours and the contrast between the more vibrant flower and the paler one works really well. x

Marilyn said...

Another gorgeous card Mary!!

Bonnie said...

I think the break in the stripes works to your advantage. It makes that beautiful flower stand out on it's own instead of merging into the background! Two great cards using this technique and using up UFOs is always a plus!

Petra Swart said...

Those flowers are simply beautiful, Mary and I love that the stripes on the bg do not match those on the flower!! Love the sentiment!!! Beautiful, Mary!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!
Hugz

jimlynn said...

You really are on a roll!!! Good golly! And each and every one of your cards this week have been sensational. This is no exception either - Gorgeous!!! I love the colors too.
Lynn

Pia S said...

It's beautiful just as it is, I didn't think of the lines not being even with the background, and I actually think it's a lucky mistake.

Sue said...

Love this Mary it's really pretty have a fabulous weekend! huggles Sue xxx

Brenda said...

I think this card is beautiful Momma Mary! I love that the stripes don't match up, but you could have kept that to yourself and I would have been non the wiser! lol I love both flowers, each one is the same but unique in their own rights. I also love the "discover" sentiment. I watched the video and thought her technique was so cool, now I will have to try to remember it to try doing it. lol Hugs, Brenda

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card and the flower looks better with the lines not lined up makes it stand out more
Carol x

Anita in France said...

Such pretty blooms, Mary ... and what gorgeous colours ... lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Faith A said...

I really like this Mary and didn't even notice the "flaw", it's very effective with the 2 flowers and the stripes.

Sarah Mabery said...

I think your wonky stripes on the flower was a happy accident. I really like that they don't line up with the card base. I like the inlayed flower. Very cool idea.