Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Camouflaged Die Cut

I love watching the talented team over at Papertrey Ink make so many gorgeous creations with brilliant techniques.  I'm finally taking the plunge!  Laura Bassen demonstrated a technique that gives that "Wow" factor to a card.  She calls it, "camouflaging die cuts".  My card did not stray very far from the inspiration, I just loved it so much!

Sorry about the lighting, we've had such dreary days here lately.  I masked off the bottom portion of a white piece of card stock.  I blended Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst, and Raspberry Fizz together.  I then cut it out with a "Happy" from the One Liners: Happy Dies, and kept all the pieces.  I die cut four more "Happy"s in white, glued them all together, and glued them onto the card.  I waited to glue the top "Happy" on until after I replaced the tiny background pieces.  That way I could get things messy and it wouldn't ruin the top die cut.  I heat embossed the "Birthday" sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday Stamp Set and added a few sequins from the MakeIt Market Kit: Shakers and Sprinkles.

I hope you take the plunge too and give this technique a try, it's so much fun!
Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #193
Maybe you already know this, but before I go:
I've found a safe way to store my PTI inks.  The Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin from Ranger holds the PTI Premium Die Cubes perfectly! 

Thanks for visiting today! 
Kara Lynne


  1. Super gorgeous card Kara, fab storage idea too!

  2. Really gorgeous card, and cool storage idea Kara!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! I love the inking on your background and the perfect colors (and placement!) of those sequins!
    Love the storage bin, too!

  4. Did not know so thank you for sharing your tip. Your card is gorgeous Kara,love the colors.

  5. Fabulous card!! Love the colors and how they blended together!!

  6. what a great take on that MIM! Fantastic blending and love the trio of sequins!

  7. Oh, great job on the camouflaged die cut technique! The colors you chose are reminding me of sorbet. Yum!