Monday, February 4, 2019

CUTplorations february

One down, eleven to go! Welcome to February and to a new challenge over at STAMPlorations CUTplorations! Here's the inspiration for February. How could I not go with a heart, right?

image source: Magrikie

I hope there is something in this photo to inspire you. I could not help but go totally literal with my creation. (You'll see that several of the DT also chose a literal interpretation ;) But it was a great way to use up some of those gelli plate or inked pieces in my stash! 

STAMPlorations Trendy Spring Blooms die
STAMPlorations Hello Sunshine die
Sizzix Heart die

I started by die cutting the heart twice for my shaped card. Then I die cut a bunch of blooms. Took my heart and my pile of blooms and had fun arranging them on the heart. I let them overlap each other for additional dimension.  I used spray adhesive and trimmed the overhang off with scissors.

TIP: Trace around your shaped die with a pencil onto white CS. Adhere the blooms and then die cut the shape. This would yield a perfectly clean edge and press the blooms onto the white CS. I didn't do this cuz I first thought I'd leave some of the die cuts hanging over the edges. But I ended up not liking the look!

I hope you'll join us for some die cutting fun over at the CUTplorations challenge.  Create a project based on the inspiration using at least one die cut and at least one STAMPlorations product. Your project might be chosen as the winner of a $15 GC to the shop. Check out how the CUTplorations DT was inspired by this month's photo here.

And don't forget about my STAMPlorations discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for 20% off should you find yourself shopping;)  Speaking of which, have you seen the new Bloomdala series??? Thanks for coming by. See you in the gallery.

I'm headed to the gallery at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Love is in the Air
Challenge up your Life - Love
Bastel Traum - Die/Stencil
Allsorts - Love


Julie B said...

Love the die cut floral heart design Maria, so inventive. :)

Gail said...

Oh my oh my lovely I say, just lovely! TFS

Shelly said...

So bright, beautiful, and perfect! Love it!

Happy Dance said...

Very cool, Maria! Your take on that floral-filled heart is spot on. Gorgeous colors, whimsical shapes, and a great sentiment. What a fun card! Hope your winter is being nice to you! Bev

Ina G said...

Wow Maria - love the composition of all those beautiful flowers and their bright colours. Having the heart hanging over adds so much more to this beautiful card. Fabulous!

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Maria, thanks for your sweet comment. I am loving this challenge and this delightful beauty you have created.x

Suchi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! SO gorgeous Maria!! :)

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful colorful floral heart, Maria. I love your added die cut sentiment. TFS the tip too. Hugs..Nancy

Anita in France said...

Those bright colours are fabulous against the crisp white, Maria ... what a gorgeous layer-y heart! Hugs, Anita :)

Arlene said...

I love the heart. Great inspiration. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Steffie said...

Thank you for joining CUYL!
I love your colourcombination!!!
Hugs from Germany,

Stephanie said...

This card is lovely! Thank you for joining us over at the Bastel-Traum Challenge Blog. Hugs, St├ęphanie (bastel-traum DT)

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