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6/21/2016

Stamping Up Cut Out Technique

Hi Ya! Trying to get a few posts scheduled ahead, and finishing up some birthday cards. I've been trying to do the Cut Out technique shown in Brenda's tutorial . I've seen some wonderful cards done based on Brenda's instructions, and have looked through my stamps, trying to not use the same floral images as I'm seeing others use. So far, the stamps I've selected have not really 'floated my boat' to make me feel like I've done a good look. Remembered that I had the SU Kindness set, and decided to try that. Today's card is a result:


Stamped this in a coral pink ink (think it was a Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink)  and colored parts of the flower with copics. (Hard to tell in the photo, but the colored petals are in the inner die). The outer corners are just the stamping color. I'll be sharing another look that I first stamped in Black, intending to color the inner corners. That hasn't turned out well at all, but I'll finish it, and show you later. This SU flower is probably not best suited to this particular technique, but hey, I hadda try it. The stitched rectangle is an MFT die that shows stitching on both sides of the cut. Nice die too.

- have unmounted this old red rubber sentiment stamp. It looks like it's placed perfectly straight, but then it looks crooked when it stamps. We'll just call this wonky look a 'design decision'! My family has a LOTTA birthdays during the coming weeks...and hopefully the recipient will love me enough to politely not notice the stamp is crooked!!! (None of them stamp or do crafts!)

- Darice flower embossing on some dark rich red, rather a metallic sheen, paper. Added some gold wax gilding over the embossed flowers. Can't see too much of it at the edges...

Hugs and Blessings. Stay cool if you're in an area where it's so hot. Our humidity has been a bit low, so that helps it not feel so muggy outside even though the temp is hot. Come again when you can set a spell, and we'll have some ice tea!

45 comments:

  1. Great card, love those flowers and what you have done with them.
    Must have a go at doing something like that, you are certainly giving me so much inspiration... thank you.
    I just need to find my MOJO and some energy.
    Hugs
    Patricia X

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  2. Hi Mary, I have to tell you I like the way the card is just fine, just tell them, if they notice, that's how you wanted it to be.... creative license ya know. I love it!

    Hugs
    Chris B

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  3. This is really eye-catching Mary, love the bold colours...right up my street! xx

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  4. This looks fabulous Mary! I have just popped over to check out Brenda's tutorial so might be having a go at this at some stage. Hugs Christine xx

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  5. Looks amazing hun love those flowers they look so effective hugs cheryl xxx

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  6. This look gorgeous Mary, love the flower images and beautiful colours.
    Pam x

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  7. Well that works ........Lis

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  8. Your flower choice is just perfect Mary, I love the colour you have chosen too, it makes the flower look incredible against the white background. A truly stunning card! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. SO glad you gave Brenda's tutorial a try, because your card turned out so nice! I've always liked that pretty flower image and it looks doubly nice on both sides of the card. A crooked sentiment? I don't see it! :)

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  10. I think this flower worked great with this design, Mary! I love that you touched it up with your Copics!

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  11. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the pretty coral color!! You have perfected this technique!! Love it my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Absolutely stunning card. Love it!
    Valerija xx

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  13. Love the dark embossed card front & beautiful flowers, Mary--great design!

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  14. Hi Mary, What a lovely card.

    We have temps in the 20s here and humidity has been around 75%.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

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  15. A fabulous card - love the vibrant colour you've used.
    Kath x

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  16. I love your card Mary!
    Perfect combination and colors!
    Bravo!!

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  17. I can see the difference in the flowers Mary, and I think you are too hard on yourself.
    How about I swap a bit of our cool for your heat?? ;-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. Well I think your card is quite beautiful Mary, don't know the technique, must have a look, your floral design and colours are fabulous, Kate x

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  19. Love your pretty flowers stamped in the coral with the subtle colouring added, Mary!!!! And the sentiment looks just fine stamped at a slight angle!!! The bit of dry embossing showing round the edges adds lovely texture and frames the image panel wonderfully!!! So beautiful!!!
    Have a great day!!!!
    Hugz

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  20. This is absolutely beautiful, love the pops of colours added...xx
     {aNNie}

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  21. Bold and beautiful, Mary ... so striking! Hugs, Anita :)

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  22. I think this chrysanthemum is perfectly suited to this technique Mary and I love the colour and that pretty style of sentiment. Beautiful! x

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  23. Another wonderful card Mary, love this technique. pretty colours, isn't handy when you don't have crafters, they take a look at the overall card, rather than intense looking for faults we do for ourselves. Love the idea of the wax gilding.

    Wish we had a bit of heat instead of spitting rain and no sun. oh! well that's the UK.
    Have a good day
    Faith
    x

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  24. Mary this is soooooo beautiful! great technique! thank you for sharing!
    xoxo Olga

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  25. Beautiful card! Love the colors. I've not tried this technique yet.

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  26. Hi Mary! :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to leave a comment and yes, I see lots of people that I know leaving you comments here as well! LOL!! thanks for the advice on the foil and I've tried all of those suggestions, but it doesn't seem to look as nice as it does when you use a lamination machine or mink machine...it seems "lumpy" or textured and I didn't like that result...so I either need to keep practicing with that, try a machine if I think I want to invest in it...or forget it! LOL!! :)

    So now for your card here...I just LOVE it!! gorgeous layering with the flower image and the colors are perfect! I'm your newest follower! :) HUGS

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  27. Such a fabulous technique that you have used so beautifully! Lovely design, Mary!

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  28. Hi Mary,
    what a very super card ,and such a very lovely design.
    The colour ink used is so vibrant, and wonderful.
    I think you have made an excellent job of this.
    I popped over to Brenda's blog, and bookmarked her tutorial.
    Sounds like it's been rather hot in your neck of the woods.
    Today it's been very muggy here, but not a lot of sunshine.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  29. Gorgeous card! Love the pretty colors!

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  30. Beautiful yet simple card! I love how you did the flowers and you can never go wrong with embossing!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  31. Great looking card! I really enjoy seeing what people have done with that technique.

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  32. Wow Mary, great work with this awesome technique and these flowers, they look so well with the coloured part inside the panel! It's a fab CAS!

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  33. I'd say you aced this technique! I can see me getting confused trying to do it. Love the gorgeous color. I had not noticed the crooked stamp until you mentioned it! Don't you hate when they don't mount it and cut it straight? Your card is super, Mary! Although you don't sound happy with it, I think it's beautiful!

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  34. Fabulous card, Mary, such a striking design. The flower stamp is gorgeous. After reading your comment about the sentiment stamp, I had to scroll back up to have another look as it looked fine when I first saw your card. xx

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  35. Gorgeous Mary!! I just love the bold colours, it works so well for the intricate flower stamp you chose. Beautiful results on that technique!! Stay cool. hugs :)

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  36. Gorgeous stamping and colours Mary, I love it. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  37. Super technique! And great colours; what a beautiful card!!
    Hope you are having a fun week...

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  38. Beautiful card and floral image -going to check out the technique
    Carol x

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  39. I love how this flower turned out on your card Momma Mary! It is such a pretty flower, one I didn't get but really loved. I love how you colored the inner parts of the flower in and the outside rectangle just has the first color with no coloring, but still color. Well my words are working for me today. lol But you know what I mean. I think it came out great!! Wonky sentiments? I'm queen of wonky sentiments Momma Mary. lol It can't be perfect or it wouldn't be homemade, right?!! Hugs, Brenda

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  40. How gorgeous your mums are! Lovely stamped images, and the embossed background with spots of gold brings out a wonderful richness, Mary. So pretty!! XO

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  41. Gorgeous triple layer card, like how the bottom layer is embossed, nice twist to this technique!

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  42. I love how your not afraid to try out a technique and then make it your own. Love this card. Love the colour and the embossed backing card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  43. I love what you have done with this one Mary. Very simple but so elegant with the white space and beautiful colour of the flowers.

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