Monday 7 January 2019

Cutplorations, a new year and a new challenge

Afternoon peeps.
We've had our festive break at STAMPlorations and the new year's challenges are starting. Today sees the start of this month's CUTplorations one.
Here is my inspiration using the Bloomtangle #1 coverplate die.

The inspiration for the colors used came from the inspiration photo.

To start, I took an A6 top fold note card and embossed the front with the coverplate die. Check your die cutting machine's instructions for the correct sandwich but for my Big Shot its the base plate, pink shim, cutting plate, tan mat, card, coverplate die facing down and finally the other plate, then run it through as you would to cut. The tan or silicone mat allows you to emboss without cutting. 
On another A6 piece of white card, I cut the coverplate but tried to keep the pieces in place for the area I wanted to focus on. Don't worry if they fall out but try not to lose them!
Selecting the area I wanted, I then glued the pieces over the embossed section. Jennifer Mcguire suggests placing the whole die cut over the area, then allowing it to dry then removing the outline but it didn't work for me, didn't put sufficient glue on the small bits! 
Anyway, once the bits were glued and dry I used the colours from the pic to colour the various elements. A white embossed sentiment on black from the Balloons and Banners stamp set complete.

OK, that's about it from me for the moment but please check out the rest of the team here, where you'll also find all the Ts and Cs.

Joining in over at:-


Simply Create Too Challenge Blog


  1. Such a pretty card and the embossing looks fab. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  2. Gorgeous card hun. I love those colours. Love Dawn x

  3. Tedious, eh? But so worth it.

  4. My word that must have been time consuming, but well worth the effort, its beautiful and so colourful on a blooming chilly, dark night!! xx

  5. Simply stunning Julie and so beautiful. I must try embossing with my cover plates - keep forgetting.

  6. What a beautiful card!! Love the bright colors and the pretty embossing!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”.

    DT-Member SCT


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