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6/18/2016

Cutout Technique with Penny Black Flower

Happy Saturday!!! Thanks for coming to visit..and let's start with a warm welcome to some new followers (one I missed at the time, and then noticed a new face in the line-up, so apologies for that oversight)!

 
 

Some of these bloggers are new to Blogland - so I hope you'll have a few minutes to pop over and say Hello, and enjoy some fab inspirations. Some have been blogging for a while, but again, some good inspiration to scroll through the posts. Speaking for myself, I always am inspired by seeing what another card maker has created..(sometimes intimidated too! but in a good way :-}  ). Thanks for joining as followers here, and I hope you'll be able to visit when you have time. It's exciting to see new faces in the followers list. When you're a new blogger, it's thrilling when that spot starts to populate. Then when you do have some followers, and no new followers join for a while, it's another big high to see new friends come to visit. I guess all of us feel that way, regardless of how many followers are in that list! It's the best part of blogging, I think, to meet new friends, get to know who they are, what their lives are like, and hear their stories. Anyway, thanks to all of you who come here from time to time.

OK...recently Brenda of Friends Crafting with Friends shared a beautiful card that I just loved, and she explained to me the technique. Well, I'm kinda thick-headed sometimes, so bless her sweet heart, she did a tutorial that shows in pictures, exactly what she'd explained to me. (Hope you'll check out the link, if you didn't already see Brenda's post). I've seen other bloggers making use of Brenda's tutorial.  I've been trying to do one, but not use the same flowers I've seen other people using. Well, today's card is part of that effort:



- Still haven't quite got the look I'm going for yet, but this one is going in the mail today, as a family birthday card.  I've done a few others, still not quite right to show off this technique, but hey, I'll get there eventually! I think the problem my eye sees with this card, is that there is not enough of the flower colored..due to using the center oval die.

Hope your day is going well. Mr. is off with a neighbor guy, and I only have one thing on my house chore list for today. So I may go downstairs when I finish this post, and do some stamp cleaning & supply put-away. It's a bit cooler so far this morning, from the mid-to-high 90F's we've had this week. We're getting July weather here in June, so July might be brutal in our area.

Thanks for coming by, and have a wonderful day. Also Happy Father's Day to any fathers who might visit here. Big Hugs.

And how do you like the Summer Blog Look? (thanks to the generosity of the sweet lady who helped me with this!!! ♥)

- Penny Black clear Efforescence - stamped with Tuxedo Black, colored with copics in Y and YR shades.

- Just Right Graceful Sentiments - Rich Cocoa

- Lil Inker Stitched Oval die

- Flower petals from stash, come colored with copics.

42 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Mary, I love the new look blog.

What a beautiful card and I love the technique.

Hope your temps don't go any higher. We are having April weather in June, with lots of showers.

Hope you are enjoying your day. Sue

Sarah said...

LOVE the new look blog Mary, so too this fantastic card, what a great technique and a perfect stamp to use too. Stay cool!! xx

Pam said...

Hello Mary, I love your beautiful summer look!!! Your card is also beautiful! It is fun to try new techniques and sometimes intimidating. You did a wonderful job, the coloring is so pretty. I'm sure the recipient will love it! We woke up to cooler weather here this morning. We had our breakfast outside and there was a nice cool breeze, such a relief from the heat we have had!
Have a great day!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Patricia said...

Loving the new look to your Blog.
Love your beautiful card, great flowers, colours and brilliant design.
Thank you for the offer of help with Windows 10.
I am rather stupid as far as technology goes, old age and lack of patience also does not help matters.
Think I am managing to get there ... slowly but hey! ho! I have time.
Patricia X

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous idea and a really great job you have made with it, love the stamps and your choice of colour.
Blog looks great in it's Summer outfit.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Great technique and I love your big sunflowers. No rain as such here today just dull, overcast and several spits during the day. Hugs Mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Mary, this is a GREAT card! Fabulous effect, thanks for the link to the tutorial, I have see that it's simple and also quick to make!! I have to try this!
Love very much your gorgous flowers and the colours, so summery! Love also your new blog's look! Blue and daisies are so sweet and fresh!
Hope you feel well and have a great Sunday! Hugs!

Sue said...

Oooo loving the new blog look Mary!!! and your card is gorgeous love the flowers and the whole design..lots of huggles Sue xx

Birgit said...

First...love the new blog look and the colour....which is blue:) 2nd....I love this card and not sure how you did it because the flowers are so well lined up. Did you make the little flower at the bottom as well? Your friend will love this and I'm certain will appreciate it. I can't wait to be able to get back to crafting( have been quite ill)

Lisa said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! I love the design!! You did a perfect take of Brenda's beautiful card!! The coloring is perfect!! And I love your new summery blog look, too!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

I think this is wonderful Mary and the colouring is fabulous and the stitched oval for the highlighted area works really well, also your Summer blog background is lovely and is just the colour blue of the sky on a hot day. x

Maxine D said...

Nothing wrong with this card Mary - I have had my first 'go' with this technique today too. I love the fact that you put your own spin on it by using an oval not a square die cut. Lovely fresh look to your blog.
Blessings
Maxine

Loll said...

Great job with Brenda's technique. Love the oval design, Mary. It's so beautiful and elegant. And, your colouring on the flowers is fantastic! xx

dutchess said...

Wow Mary this is stunning....a great technique to show off that fabulous stamp and the colours you have chosen to colour the image are so vibrant and make the it pop out of the appature ....fabulous.....xxxxxxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning card Mary!! I am loving that technique, the center panel just pops right off the page!! Gorgeous, and I love the matching 3D flower too!! Have a lovely Sunday. hugs :)

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card Mary!! I think you did a great job!

Team Clark said...

Wow, Mary! You have used this technique beautifully! Love the bright yellow and lovely card design. What a wonderful floral stamp. Happy Father's day to you and yours. Hugs, Autumn

Redanne said...

Loving the new summery look to your blog, it is very restful - I wish we had those lovely blue skies and a bit of warmth here... sigh.

That is such a great technique, I love the look of your card, it is beautiful and your colouring, as always, is wonderful! Hugs, Anne xxx

Gail said...

The blog looks great!
I will check out this technique.
I need to get out of my comfort zone when I have a minute!

Stampsnob. said...

I saw that technique and have it on my "to do" list . You did a lovely job with it .Lis

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I think your card turned out beautifully! I'm on my way to check out Brenda's tutorial!

Diana Seal said...

What a sweet card Mary!
Love the bright yellow flowers, very summery!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!
Diana

Daffodil Cards said...

Mary I think you have done a wonderful job on the card and the spotlight of the flowers, beautiful colouring.

Hope all is OK
Faith
x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, your new page is jus lovely.
Gorgeous card and fabulous colours are wonderful, I love your design too.
Yes I still get excited when I see a new followers, hope all is well with you, Kate x

rachel said...

this wonderful - I adore this idea Mary - beautiful x

Bonnie said...

This is so bright and happy, Mary! You've colored beautifully with lots of depth in the petals! Happy Father's Day to Joe.

Aileen Ryan said...

What a sunning card Mary, love the yellow and the spotlighting is fabulous.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Mary this is one gorgeous card I love the technique of colouring only part of the image it looks really fab, a wonderful card
hugs
lorraine x

pam said...

Love your new blog look Mary! gorgeous card, stunning colours on those beautiful flowers, wonderful technique..
Pam x

Valerija said...

Wonderful card and great idea. Love it!

Liz said...

What a stunning card, Mary! I love the effect of this technique. Super design. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Simply beautiful card Mary...just love what you did with those sweet flowers.

Olga Fink said...

Mary I love your new blog look! so summery! and your card is fantastic! I love this technique and you have inspired me to try it as well!
Thank you for sharing your tips!
xoxo OLga

Donna Ellis said...

Mary! What a beautiful spotlight card! I love how you cut the card, but I also love the coloring technique and the way it cuts through the flowers! Beautiful design! Hugs, de

Greta said...

Your summery header looks great, Mary! Beautiful spotlight card with those pretty flowers!

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, this is GORGEOUS! Love the spotlight technique on this. You didn't sound happy with it but your coloring just shines on this! I LOVE it!

Petra Swart said...

Love your spotlighted daisies, Mary!!!! Beautifully done and a great CAS look you achieved with all the white space!!!!! Such a lovely die cut flower, too!!!!
Love the new summery feel of your blog - just what I need on this winter's day, here!!!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

I think you have did the technique perfectly Momma Mary! Your card is just beautiful and wow, have you colored it so pretty. I thought the same thing when I did this technique too, it seemed like I didn't have enough of the flower colored, but I don't think it matters! It's just stunning! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

Forgot to say I love the new summertime look of the blog!!!! Hugs again, Brenda

Donna said...

This is absolutely stunning, what else can I possibly say!!

Pippa said...

I keep coming back to this card Mary. I love the technique and your colouring is amazing. One thing I never manage is to leave some white in the highlight areas, I always end up colouring over it!

scrappymo! said...

Thisis a fabulous technique, MAry. I like this look and want to give it a try now. Saw a similar one a few days ago on Brenda's blog, methinks!