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Stacked Die-cuts



Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 12.01.58 PMHello Friends,  Time for a great challenge over at Just Us Girls. Sue is hosting and she has asked us to try our hand at Stacked Die-cuts.  I love this trendy- trend, and with so many different dies on the market these days, the sky’s the limit.  I opted to stack my sentiment, however if you do not have a sentiment die you may stack any die of your choosing!  I couldn’t wait to get my Paper Smooches stamps inky again, along with the new matching die-cut set.  Isn’t that painter’s palette the coolest?  My hubby loved this card when I showed it to him! HOWEVER, there is always a however when you show a resident artist your work.  He said, “It would have been cooler if you made the paint circles more free formed, because when you put the paint on a real palette the paint is never that perfectly round.” He has a valid point, so maybe I will try that in the future.  Please don’t tell him I said so. LOL  He did give me a few additional ideas for future cards though! I guess I will keep him around.  I am also linking my card up for the very first time over at The Paper Smooches blog. They have an Anything Goes challenge still going on.  Win Win for me!  I can tell you without a doubt, I will be buying more of their stamps and or die-cuts real soon!

Here is another photo…so you can see that the die cut is raised.  Not sure if you noticed but I ran the die through my Big Shot with a shim to make a point to make the added indention around the die-cut.  I like that look!


Card Details:  I have used three layers of SU Thanks die, the bottom two are in white.  The Paper Smooches stamp set is called I Heart Art and the die-cut is called Positive Strokes.   Cardstock is all Stampin up.  And of course I had to use my MFT stitched rectangle dies.  Hope you come on over to JUGS and join us!  If you are chosen as our Chic of the Week, you will be in the running for a possible guest designer in the future, just like our current GD Ros Crawford this week!   Hope you find sometime to be creative this week!  Take care,  Nanc’

22 thoughts on “Stacked Die-cuts

  1. Awesome card Nancy! I LOVE it!

  2. I love it!! Love how you did the die cut sentiment!

  3. So bright and breezy, Nancy … and such a fabulous sense of movement … love that camoflaged sentiment! Anita 🙂

  4. Super fun TY card!! Love the paint

  5. What a great way to do a stacked sentiment! Love your card!

  6. This is wonderful, Nancy. I love all the color and details.

  7. This is wonderful. I love the bright colors against the black. And the sentiment done that way is awesome.

  8. Great card – love the painted lines and the die cut is adorable. Gotta love hubbies – sounds like some good input though 🙂 Hugs to you!

  9. What a cool design! That die cut sentiment looks fabulous!!

  10. Great card. Love the die cut.

  11. Love your “artsy” card and especially your stacked thanks. Great card.

  12. This is fantastic! Love the colors and those super fun die cuts! Well done, my friend!

  13. I almost didn’t see your hidden word on your card! Had to take a second look! I love this look and your paint palette is very nice!

  14. Such a fun artsy card!! Love the color scheme you chose. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! 🙂

  15. Such a fun artsy card! I love the color scheme you chose! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! 🙂

  16. Love your fabulous design. You totally rocked this challenge with the way you used your die. Love it Nancy.

  17. Fabulous card Nancy! I had to take a closer look as I love the way that you painted over the sentiment. Very clever, and I am sure that you love the additional instructions from your resident artist. Lol

  18. Okay….this is just beyond FABULOUS! So artistic….truly! 😉

  19. So fun and artsy! I love how your paint splashes wash over the die cut sentiment. This is awesome!

  20. This is awesome Nancy! Your use of the stacked sentiment really makes it pop. I love me some Paper Smooches and the owner Kim is the sweetest person ever 🙂 You’re supporting a good one!!

  21. FABULOUS CARD!! Brought a smile to my face as soon as I saw it 🙂

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