Saturday, April 2, 2016

Inlaid Dies for Dad

Hello Readers,

Welcome! If this is your first time here at TheGrandStampede I want to wish you a warm hello. For those who have been here before, welcome back!  

I am so proud to announce that for this week I will be a guest designer at Addicted to CAS. I am so excited and honored to be standing beside such talented Designers. For this week they asked me to create a card with the word cue; inlaid dies. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I first die cut the square then die cut the 'D@D' sentiment.
After inlaying the design back together I took the sentiment out leaving the negative space.

A closer look at the inlaid square and inlaid blue
background inside the square shape.

As I was making this card I was battling a pretty bad cold with a 100.4 temperature.  I knew what I wanted to do but my head was a bit foggy and it was hard to think. It took lots of mental work to figure out which step went where but with some perseverance and careful thought it came out correctly. PHEW! 

I have been a huge fan of Jennifer McGuire since I started 'carding' (it has become a verb in our house). I have added some links here and here to her YouTube channel explaining and demonstrating the inlay die technique.  

So that is it for me! I want to give a huge thank you again to Addicted to CAS for having me this week as your guest. I am truly touched. 

And thank you so much for stopping by my little byte of the internet. If you aren't already a follower I invite you to consider it. I share designs, techniques, and thoughts about well.... whatever is on my mind.  So, join me as we all embark on our crafting journey together at TheGrandStampede. Until next time, take care everyone.

All the best,


Dawn Turley said...

congrats on your Guest spot Shawna. You've done a fabulous card.

Mac Mable said...

Sorry you've been poorly. Congratulations on your well deserved guest slot x Loving the vibrant colour on your card and how you've inlaid the dies, very clever. The white looks great alongside that gorgeous blue x

Barb Ghig said...

In spite of your cold, I think you did an amazing job on this card, Shawna! I love how you used the negative portion of your die cut for the sentiment, and framed it out...very cool! Beautiful watercoloring, too!
So, so happy to get to know you a little better, and thankful that you agreed to be our Guest Designer this week! Congrats again on your win :)

Karren said...

This is fabulous! Love that "D@D" die! Hope you're feeling better.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the Guest Designing, Shawna! Your card is so vibrant and so striking! A simply perfect Dad card which I'm pinning to CASE sometime!! Enjoy your day! I hope you are feeling better! Hugs, Darnell

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW you made this when full of cold! It's awesome, striking and a wonderful painted background. Works perfectly for the challenge at ATCAS and thanks so much for guest designing with us this time. It's great to play along with you. Sarah x

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Fantastic card, Shawna! Love that vibrant blue and bold die sentiment. It's wonderful to have you as a Guest Designer with us this time :)

Doni High said...

Terrific card! Kudos to you for creating such a beauty while sick and I sure hope your feeling good as new now. Thanks for the links to the inlaid die techniques...sure was great having you as our guest designer this time.

Petra Swart said...

Big congrats on the GD spot, Shawna and so sorry to hear that you've been under the weather!!!! But for sure your card does not look as if you weren't feeling well - it is simply awesome!!! You have done such a great job with the cleverly inlaid die cuts and I love the vibrant blue you worked with and the ink splatters!!! Such a great card!!!!!

Monika Reeck said...

Hiyaaaa Big big congrats to be GDT
you rock lady
this card STUNNINGGGG!!!+
looks like a Card from Fabrik and love that DAD die
soo soo in love with this
your daddy will proud of you if he get this
great card again sweety
I am ooh and aaaah looking back to your older post

Bhavana said...

Amazing card. loved it. Great masculine card inspiration. Glad to have as GD at ATCAS.

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