Monday, July 18, 2011

Diecut Collage Background


Well, since I made it to the next round of PaperCrafts Magazine's Gallery Idol contest, I've got another submission for you to see! This week, we were challenged to use die cuts in a innovative way. I know a lot of the girls are going to be using their electronic machines to cut out very intricate designs but I wanted to stay simple. I used my trusty Big Shot and a few of my favorite floral dies to cut out a bunch of flowers. Then I used them to create a neat, monochromatic collage background. I also built up a few flowers to serve as a focal point. Here is my card:

All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Friendly Phrases, Raining Flowers
Ink: Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Paper: Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride cardstock; Calypso Coral textured cardstock
Accessories: Fun Flowers die, Leaves #2 die, Floral Fusion die, Sweet Buttons die, Scallop edge punch, linen thread

So what do you think of this idea? I love the idea of a collage background and I'm going to try it again soon with more colors and prints. It would look great on a scrapbook page, too!

This round of PaperCraft's Gallery Idol contest will run until Thursday at noon. Please pop over and vote for my card! I'd love to make it through with the top 10 designers!

I hope I've inspired you with this innovative yet easy way to use your die cuts! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!



Amber Sheaves said...

I found you through this contest and wanted to pop over and tell you how much I love this card! The color and all the dies on the background - very pretty!

Pink & Paper said...

This is just beautiful! So simple, but very elegant. I am going to "borrow" (really, steal) this idea! Thanks for sharing.


Debbie Carriere said...

Fantastic idea!!! I am definitely going to copy this - hope you don't mind!! Beautiful colors, too! Good luck!

Kathy Martin said...

Very cool and so creative! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I'm loving that collage background, and the colors you chose are lovely! Good luck!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your collaged card, especially the monochromatic colour theme. You did a gorgeous job with this!

Unknown said...

love that collage background you made with die cuts. so pretty!!!! good luck this round:)

Anonymous said...

This is just simply a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Cristina said...

I love this idea of the tone-on-tone with die cuts. So much texture! Good luck, Tessa!

Svetlana said...

Great card!!!
Congrats on your top 10 at Gallery Idol!!!
Svetlana xx

Tren said...

great choice of colors and very pretty. congrats on the top 10 idol and great job

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the Top 10! You truly deserved it with this beautiful card.

site design by designer blogs