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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Prepares for Mother's Day


Hi! Cornelia here with a Mother's Day card. I am showing you the border die cutting technique I learned on the CAS class recently. Kristina Werner had a great video about it, but its easy enough to figure out just looking at it how to do that and I am doing it slightly differently anyhow - hopefully Kristina does not mind...




I masked my card stock with post-it notes, leaving enough space to fit my stamp.


I then sponged with distress inks in an ombre pattern and then let it dry thoroughly.


Before I heat embossed my sentiment in white, I swiped my anti-static bag over the area to make sure the embossing powder only stick where I want it to. I positioned the border die and then ran it through my Big Shot.


And then ran it through a second time.


I trimmed the card stock a bit at the short end, since I was leaving some space in between the panels. I propped the panels up with foam tape. Outting them onto the card stock is the tricky part , as I had to make sure they're equally spaced and straight. I always just eyeball things - came out okay!
Added sequins, of course.


I hope you liked this. Have a great day and see you in 2 weeks!


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22 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! The border die cutting looks awesome and I love your ombre inking.

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  2. This card looks sooooo cool!! Love the ombre strip with the die cut border! I'm going to try this! TFS!

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  3. This is awesome, Cornelia! I've seen this around the blogosphere and you rocked it! Hugs!

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  4. This is beautiful Cornelia, the inked strip is gorgeous with the super sentiment stamp.

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  5. Gorgeous card! Love the design, colors, embossed sentiment, how you cut panel... EVERYTHING! Such a great idea. Thank you for sharing. :-D

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  6. Simply stunning! I loved this technique when I watched Kristina on the CAS 4 course, it's on my long list of ideas to try!!!
    You rocked it with this card. Love it!
    Elaine

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  7. I love the boarder die cutting. It just gives it so much pizzaz!

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  8. This is fabulous and an easy way to do multiples.

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  9. Really pretty take on this technique, Cornelia! I love that border die and your ombre coloring is gorgeous.

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  10. Wow, love your card! I'm a big fan of Kristina's but I haven't taken the class. I bet you are learning lots of fun CAS techniques!

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  11. Fabulous card! Love that die....makes for a VERY fun card ♥

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  12. This is amazing Cornelia! The Ombre colors are fascinating and die cutting technique is such fun! Loved it! :)

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  13. What a fantabulous card!! I adore your gradient border die and the beautiful sentiment in the middle on ombre effect...perfect!

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  14. Fanastic card...love it! and the stamps are wonderful.

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  15. Oh, love that technique! Will definitely have to try that!!

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  16. Cornelia, this is knock-it-out-of-the-park gorgeous! The gradient panel, the embossing the split die cuts...oh myyyy! Love this!
    ~c

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  17. OH MY GOODNESS - this is just so amazing and so excellently done!! Love it and find this to be so gorgeous!!!

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  18. So pretty - love the colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  19. Deepti, your card is so lovely, the sponging is perfect and the white embossing looks amazing and then to split the card bottom with the zigzag cut is fabulouw

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