Saturday, August 1, 2020

Guesting with Inlovearts

Hello friends!  I have the pleasure of doing a guest post today, with a craft company called Inlovearts.  They asked me to try some of their products, and I chose some really cool dies from their collection.  I am excited to show you what I created with them!

The first card features Hollow Scissors Heart dies.  Love, love, love!  The fancy scissors and half-trimmed heart remind me of old-fashioned Valentine cards that feature handmade hearts and doilies.  I also think of that impressive paper crafting technique of scherenschnitte, a centuries-old art of paper cutting into intricate designs.  I did an internet search of examples of scherenschnitte to show you, and just take a quick peek at some of the beauties out there!  

Back to the Hollow Scissors Heart die set.  They cut absolutely beautifully.  I use a Sizzix Big Shot with all of my dies, and since these dies are more intricate, a Sizzix Chrome Precision Base Plate helps get the best cut possible.  


Inlovearts Hollow Scissors Heart dies; The Greetery Sentiment Suite: Love sentiment stamp; pearls; Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents flower punch; My Favorite Things Pierced Traditional Tags tag die

The shot below shows better the silvery paper I used for the scissors.  Love how they turned out!  I used a mauve-pink shimmery paper for the heart, and I think it has such a romantic feel.  When I made the choice to use a pink heart, with silver scissors, that's when I knew this needed to be a Valentine's Day card. 😀



The next card has me dreaming of our next season:  autumn!  It's my favorite season. 💗  I used the Multiple Leaves die set. Although there are five beautiful leaves in the set, I chose only three to showcase in wheat, deep rusty orange, and mossy green cardstocks.  I set them against a deep espresso background to make those colors really pop! 

Inlovearts Multiple Leaves dies ; Stampin' Up! So Many Shells sentiment stamp; Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Chain Rectangles die


The Pattern Tie die set contains three men's ties and I like how bold they are!  This card is an A2 design, so it's 4.25" wide by 5.5" high.  The tie takes center stage (well, left stage!  LOL) and it only needed a sentiment to complement it.  I used a plaid patterned paper as a background base as well as the 'fabric' for the tie.  It's a little hard to see in the picture, but the tie has a stitched look all around.  It's a subtle but nice touch.

Inlovearts Pattern Tie die; Inspired By Stamping Guy Sentiments sentiment stamp


My last card showcases Stackable Hearts Nesting Dies and again, I found myself using the color orange!  I noticed this common thread after I made all four cards; so funny.  There are six hearts in the set, and used half of them on my size A2 card.  The smallest heart was die cut with ivory cardstock and stamped with a sentiment.  Each heart has pretty scallops all the way around.  So feminine!  And with pearls being one of my favorite accessories, they seemed a natural match for these dainty, girly hearts. 

Inlovearts Stackable Hearts Nesting dies; Hug Snug Mottle Brown seam binding; pearls; The Greetery Sentiment Suite: Birthday sentiment stamp 


The kind folks at Inlovearts are offering a 15% discount to you!
 
Discount code:   G-20398   

Thank you all so much for your visit today!
God bless you. 😃


7 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wowza, these dies make for amazing creations! Just wonderful...I will definitely check them out! I love the stitched tie, but I think the leaves are my fav from your group! Of course, I love everything you create!

Paperesse said...

Oh, how nice! These are all so well done, Colleen. You have made a very good Guest Artist indeed!!! So...tough to choose today (as always), but like you, I like autumn, so I'll choose door – I mean card – number two! I love your striking leaves against the simple, brown background. Have a very nice Sunday!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, these are pretty Colleen! It's hard to pick a favorite, but those leaves are nifty!

Leslie Miller said...

You made some great choices there, Colleen! The heart and scissors is very feminine. I did go take a peek at all the scherenschnitte and my mind is blown at how that is accomplished. Really love the leaves. All fabulous cards!

Sathya said...

SO pretty cards with great colour choices. All your cards are always Dainty and screams elegance!!


Thanks SO much for leaving kind words at my Blog, Colleen :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the dies!! Really interesting designs. Love your, as always, super lovely and creative cards. I think my fav is the scissors. I have sewing in my mind and I think that is why it is my fav. LOL.

Diane said...

Wonderful colors and designs Colleen.

Hugs Diane

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