Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pop-Up Die-Cutting

I checked the PTI MIM video a few days ago & finally finished up my card today.  I have a limited selection of PTI dies.  Marybeth's card using Lovely Layers is a knockout (as are ALL her cards!), so decided to see if I could come up with something else.  I've hardly used the Floral Foliage stamps & die & I need a friendship card. 

The colors for ColourQ stumped me all week, but thought they'd work using the tree.  I don't have SU inks, so used Memento Peanut Brittle & Potter's Clay.  Yes, I'm into splatters right now, so just had to add some with my water brush.  I used my paper trimmer to cut around the stamped sentiment & popped it up. Stickles add some sparkle to 3 large flowers & a bit of paper twine finish off my simple card. 


I'm anxious to use this technique with other dies. Perfect way to add some dimension to a card that has to be mailed. All the papers I used had been cut into, so will add this to Pixies Snippets Playground.  Also a final entry for SSS Monday. I've only entered once at Virginia's View, but this one works for her current challenge, so now I've entered twice.

Thanks so much for taking time to see what I made & leave a comment--always brightens my day!

21 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Greta. Love your colors and the flowers in the tree.

Sue said...

Hello Greta,
Gorgeous card with a lovely sentiment.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rosemary said...

your take on the MIM challenge is FABULOUS, greta!! you always seem to come up with a super clever take on each MIM technique!

Colleen said...

Great, why didn't I think of that die? You made a perfect choice! super card and sentiment!

Lisa said...

Greta this turned out so cute!!! I love that little tree!

Sue Lelli said...

So SWEET, Greta! LOVE the popped up tree, the colors, and that FAB sentiment!

Cat Craig said...

Great dimension Greta! Wonderful sentiment as well.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card and colours, the tree is such a pretty & whimsical design. Have a great day, Shirleyx.

scrappymo! said...

This is lovely. The tree is great and I just love the subtle splatters!

Cornelia W said...

Hi Greta, thanks for visiting my blog! Wonderful card - I never managed to get around to the partial die-cutting - I guess it will have to wait...

Sandra said...

Beautiful card, and love the sentiment! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What fabulous card!! I love your stamp choice for this challenge and how you used this technique!!!

Dawn Turley said...

super cute Greta. Lovely technique that I'm off to try. I have to make a pop up card of some sort for a swap this month and have been struggling to come up with an idea.

Claire said...

Lovely use of the colours Greta - the tree looks so pretty stamped in the mustard. Who would have thought? Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!

Di said...

Super card Greta! I adore the colours and the design is gorgeous - plus any card that doesn't require additional postage for mailing has to be good :)

Hugs, Di xx

Virginia Lu said...

DELIGHTFUL card, Greta! I love the color combo! And the die cut image really is lovely with your design! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! I am happy that you play the challenge again. Hope you are enjoying the summer! HUGS!

Jessi Fogan said...

What a neat technique! I've got to check out the video & see how to do that :) Love the colours too!

Bonnie said...

I love this technique and this is such a pretty tree!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty, I love the shimmery tree !

Brenda in IN said...

Great card and a wonderful technique. It reallys makes the card pop! (up)!

Kim Heggins said...

Sorry to be so far behind in commenting. This is just so sweet. I love the adorable tree and your sentiment too, just perfect.