Saturday, April 8, 2017

CAS Mix Up Inlaid Coffee Cup

I had so much fun playing with my new CUTplorations "Coffee Cup Silhouette Die".   It was perfect for an inlaid die technique.  I am entering in the CAS Mix Up April Inlaid Die-Cutting Challenge.


I used Stamping + Inlaid Die-cutting + Smooshing and Die cut framing


I loved the small piece of smooshing on Strathmore Cold Press that I found in my stash.  I used neutral and green Tim Holtz DI's. This was one small leftover piece.  I die cut with my new CUTplorations Coffee Cup Silhouette Die and then die cut a 2nd piece using a piece of SU Certainly Celery CS.

The fun part was removing the smooshed pieces and replacing with the green pieces.  I always have loved puzzles.  I then turned it over and scotch taped the entire back,  which holds the inlaid pieces in place.  I then inlaid the main image into the CUTploration ATC tag die cut green frame.

Next I die cut the card front using my CUTplorations Curvy Crazy Double Running Stitch Die.  I popped up my main image with 3M foam tape and stamped my STAMPlorations "Literary Caffiene-ations" sentiment designed by Becca.

Enjoy and hope you get to play along with our CAS Mix Up challenge.  There are gorgeous samples by our talented DT and GD.  You have until April 25th to play along.  Hugs...


Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge


STAMPlorations April CAS Challenge..no optional twist


NBUS #11 Challenge (no boo, boo) used my new CUTplorations Coffee Cup Silhouette Die and Sentiment.



19 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Love those colours and great smooshing. Also love that die cut, very different and looks fabulous x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Nancy,
What a beautiful and very ingenious card! I love smooshed panel, so beautifully looks with green inserts. Thank you for sharing
Hugs,
BożenA

Christine Alexander said...

love the colours and now have to get that die, awesome card :)

Loll said...

AWESOME!! Love the colours of this Nancy. Great image for inlaid die-cutting. xx

nancy littrell said...

Hi Christine, I will be sharing the die at our retreat. I LOVE it and got a 2nd negative image for a future card :-) So fun! Hugs..

Susan said...

Fabulous job on the inlaying! Great colours too. Glad to hear you're bringing the die to our retreat!!

Nancy Stislow said...

YOu did a beautiful job on your inlay, Nancy! And what a gorgeous color combination! Clever sentiment with this too! Love it!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful inlaid die cut card, Nancy! Love that smooshed piece that's perfect with the celery cardstock! Wonderful sentiment too!

Darnell said...

This is a brilliant die to use for an inlaid image, Nancy, and I love the pattern and color! I love puzzles, too, so never get impatient with the little pieces. I'll bet you love paper-piecing, too, don't you?! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #11!! Hugs, Darnell

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's wonderful!! Love love love the result of those paints!

Karen D. said...

I love how you did this Nancy...beautiful card!!
xx Karen

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cool inlaid cup!

Jo Manna said...

My goodness, I just love the inlaid framing ...and those colours are perfect together. Love your card Nancy :D

Julia Aston said...

I just got that die and am so happy for your wonderful inspiration here in using it Nancy! what a great inlaid piece and beautiful colors you used on the background! Julia xx

nancy littrell said...

You are going to love it Julia. I still have have the negative to play with too :-) Can't wait to see your inspiration. Hugs...

Leslie Miller said...

Oops, I missed this one before. What a cool die, and I love the splashy background you cut it from. Fun to piece the green parts back in. Really gives it a whole other look.

nancy littrell said...

The next time we get together I will bring the die to share. It really is so fun. Hope you are getting some sunshine. Hugs..

Lisa Lara said...

Double WOW Nancy! This is brilliant!

Linda said...

Ooooh .... love this! Great job with the inlaid die cutting it looks fab!! Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx