Aug 20, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #200 Celebration!!

Hello there! Today marks a celebration over at Freshly Made Sketches and Top Dog Dies is a sponsor in a GREAT big giveaway! Check it out HERE

I'm sharing a card as a Top Dog Dies design team member. Here is the sketch:

Here is my card. 

I don't know about you, but when I get new die cuts, I keep them in tact and cut them apart only as I use them. This particular set is the NEW released (this month!) Borders #1 Die Cut set. I had used one of the three for this card, but had these other two still attached together. So I laid it out on some golden card stock and die cut it multiple times. But not all the way. I kept both ends still uncut so it wouldn't fall apart on me. 

Then I trimmed out the part I didn't want and glued down the rest to my card front. In contrasting colours I die cut the same borders so I could sandwich them into the front.

Here you can see I inlaid them into the gold card stock and added a die cut sentiment also from Top Dog Dies. And you never can go wrong without some enamel dots. Am I right? Man you should see my stash of those things. It's crazy!

And that's it. All done! I love the die cut inlay technique. It takes some time, but the results are so fun (and so smooth!)

Thanks for stopping in today. Make sure you run over to Freshly Made Sketches and try it out yourself. Be sure to join in the contest there is SO much to be won! 
until next time,


Miriam Prantner said...

What a cool way to use those border dies!

Suchi said...

Beautiful card and a great take on the sketch! :)
This is one adorable card! :)
Congrats on the 200th of FMS and I am surely loving this generous celebration!! :)
Suchi xx

~amy~ said...

super fun, love all the die cutting.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow the die cuts are fabulous! Great colors and perfectly assembled like a jigsaw puzzle! Thanks for joining us to celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

What a fabulous combinations of colors and texture! I love the effect you get with your die cutting. Thanks for showing the how-to! Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS!

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