Friday, January 6, 2012

Out-of-the-Box Poppy

Hi!  I'm really proud of this card, because I've FINALLY tried the Out-of-the-Box Technique.  Yess!!!  And it wasn't difficult, which I had always thought it would be.


Blockheads Challenge: Out of the Box Die Cutting Technique Blog Hop
Out of the Box die cutting can create some really interesting looks when the stamp image you want to cut around is larger than the die cut. Join us by submitting your examples.  




The top of the poppy is 'out of the box', as you can see in the top photo above.  And I created the lacy die cut goodness using two Fancy Tags Two die cuts, plus one Fleur de Lis Motif, from Spellbinders.  And OF COURSE I had to add pearls!  My 13 YO thinks I 'over-do' pearls; I think not.  ;)  I love 'em!

Thanks for joining me today!  Hope you get to play in this technique challenge.  :o)


Colleen

Stamps:  Flower Garden - Blockheads
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other:  R01, R30, R32, R35, R37, E25, E29, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67, YG63, C1, C3 markers - Copic; pearls; Big Shot; Fancy Tags Two, Oval die cuts - Spellbinders; Diamonds and Dots embossing folder - Lifestyle Crafts

22 comments:

Marisa said...

Well done on the cutting out ! Gorgeous image - love poppies - and you have framed it wonderfully with the nesties. Love the EF in the BG too.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful Colleen! Way to go with the brave attempt...very well done! No overdoese on the pearls; they look great!

Maria said...

Glad you tried this technique because your card is gorgeous! Love the poppy and your colored it beautifully! And, perfect on the pearls! I love gems and pearls on my cards! Stunning use of die cut, too! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Donna Bowman said...

Love your out of the box Poppy! Lovely design and coloring Colleen! I'm going to have to try this technique - it looks fun!

Linda B said...

Nope... you can't over do pearls... I love 'em, too. This is gorgeous... really great technique, Colleen!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Love your coloring. So, is that a separte die cut scrool that is peeking our around the oval shape? Love it! And that background embossing is too cool.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Absolutely gorgeous Col! That frame is amazing.

Bonnie said...

I'm still lovin that poppy and it's so elegant "spilling" out of the box! Love the pearls.

Emily Keaton said...

I think you totally rocked the out of the box technique with this GORGEOUS card, Colleen! And your pearl use is just perfect in my book. I just can't get over what beautiful cards you are making with that fabulous Blockheads stamp set. It was made just for you!!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is amazing!!! That awesome embossed background makes the perfect back drop not only for your beautiful focal image, but the technique in which you are displaying! Well done!

~Tammy~ said...

PS You can never have enough pearls! I forgot to tell you be sure to read my post on Monday!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! What a unique technique! Gorgeous coloring! And one can NEVER have too many pearls! lol

Leintje* said...

Colleen, this Card looks so beautiful! I love that flower and the background with the embossed image!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Ellen said...

Colleen I love this card! First the out-of-the-box technique is so unique but I also just love that flower!!! BEAUTIFUL!
hugs,
Ellen

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, this is so beautiful Colleen. Your image is colored so perfectly too. I am a big fan of die cuts-the more the better. Not to mention you can never have "too many" pearls...lol This card rocks!

Benzi said...

Good job on the 'out of the box' technique...one of my favorites. And, you know I LOVE that beautiful poppy. Lovely way to use those die cuts, too. Your card is the 'bestest', Colleen.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! That's amazing! I just created a SVG file that allowed me to stamp around and then fussy cut--isn't it fun trying new things?? And I LOVE when it's not as hard as I thought it would be:)

BEAUTIFUL card--love the embossing and that beautiful flower!!! YOU=AWESOME!!!

Linda R. said...

What a gorgeous card.. I think the pearls are just right..

HUgs, Linda

Stella said...

Oh my that poppy...the way you colored it; wow! I love the design of your card. This is a wonderful technique but above that I love the way you added your signature of elegance to this card.
And I am with you about using pearls; you can never use too much pearls... :)
XX

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I wouldn't change a thing! Your coloring is amazing - what a gorgeous "pop" of color. Love the technique as well. If Ann says you can never have enough pearls - well then you still have room to add more! I personally think it is just perfect though the way it is!

Chris R. from Iowa

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my goodness, stunning Colleen! The Out of the Box and the beautiful coloring! Gorgeous blending!

Leslie Miller said...

Pure gorgeousness with that beautiful poppy on all the embossed and die cut white! Stunning!

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