Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Partial Double Die Cutting and Results

Hello ...
It's been so cold and windy here and we've seen a lot of rain too ... But blossom is slowly starting to appear on the trees and I can but hope it's gets a little warmer soon.

Over at PTI this week the 'Make it Monday' saw the talented Laura Bassen showing the partial double die cut technique ... I've done this before and discovered that it doesn't work with all dies to give such good results ... you have to be careful with your choice.
I can't enter my card at PTI because the one I made doesn't use any of their goods ... due to postage my supplies from them is very limited

But my thankfully lovely blog friend Diane pointed out that my card would fit the challenge at
The Muse this week is Kristie Goulet and this is her beautiful card


...Dramatic black against a sunset
Here's my card


The city scape die from Clearly Besotted Stamps is perfect for this technique because it has a straight edge that doesn't hinder the design when partially cut - I used it with one of the Sizzix circle dies


I sponged the front of my card first using Cantaloupe ink by Memento and Pink Grapefruit by Versamark ... together they give a lovely sunset effect and blend well - Like the muse... dramatic black against a sunset

On another note I have had the results of my biopsies and it seems that my rash is eczema ... Unfortunately because they were treating me for an allergy the meds obviously aggravated the eczema and so the recovery has been slow and at times painful. However, I am relieved that it is not Auto Immune disease as was first feared and now I know what I am dealing with I can apply the correct creams etc., hopefully come summer I will be fine.

I hope you week is going well ... 

Hugs for now

~ Ros ~




30 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, gorgeous Ros! I've found with this technique that I have the best results when sticking to dies from the same company, must be a difference in the thickness?? Your choices are amazing and your sky is so beautiful, just stunning! hugs :)

Diane said...

Fabulous card...wow..how creative and beautiful....love the townscape die...one I don't own, but have always admired! The inking is perfection!
Good news you have received, a relief I would imagine!!!! Our weather here has been cold and windy, too...no blossoms yet, but my spring flowers are popping up..poor things have been snowed on and sleeted on all this week!! There are other challenges you could enter it in...do you ever go to Paper Playful?...you should your work is gorgeous!!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Ros, it is very dramatic, your style is taking on another look! Fabulous cards these days! so glad about the outcome of your biopsy...seems like the little things become big real quick, glad it is only a small bump in the road! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a great design Ros! Love the color combo!

Davi said...

Ros your card is spectacular!! I love the beautiful sky behine the cool skyline! Im SOO happy to hear its Not an auto immune disease! I will be praying for a speedy recovery and pain free :)

Barbara said...

What great news about your health issues... so the recovery might be slow but not only possible but complete, yay! The card it stunning - and yet anther technique I've never tried!

Stella said...

Your card took my breath away. A jaw dropper; and a PERFECT take on this technique. Fab way to create a sunset too; I would never have thought of that.
We had a storm here too and today was again filled with rain. The weatherforecast is predicting a bit of spring. Hopefully too in Liverpool; till soon sweetie!
XXX

Maria said...

Love your card with the city scene! And, the background color looks like a gorgeous sunset...so pretty! Hope you skin condition improves very soon! Take care!:-)

Charlene said...

beautiful job Ros! Love the colors in the BG against the blk...very striking!

Jinny Newlin said...

So striking against that gorgeous, sponged sky! Love that simple sentiment, too!

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

I hope, you will be ok soon! And your card is gorgeous: I really like how you use 2 different dies to achieve effect)

Greta said...

So glad you finally got the right diagnosis, Ros--light at the end of the tunnel! Stunning card--beautiful sponging! Hoping I can make the technique work--don't think I've ever done it. Wishing you a lovely Easter.

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Great card, Ros!
I like the sunset colours... and the script-designer paper... such a beautifully designed card!
Yes, you´re right - postage is really high, so my PTI products are limited, too...
Uli

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh WOW! I LOVE this. The black against the sky is awesome!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!

Linda Breedlove said...

Wow, Ros... GORGEOUS!!!! What a fabulous creation... love that black skyline and the pretty sunset... goodness!!!!!

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Beautiful! Lovely cityscape!

Lisette Baker said...

Glorious card Ros, that die is fabulous and love what you have done with the circle, very clever. Those colours look as good as they sound.

Ira Huberts said...

That is just so so cool Ros! Love how you lifted the original card, your skyline background is awesome!
♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous card!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So glad to hear you have eczema...That doesn't sound right, but considering alternative diagnoses I love your card, I can't begin to understand how you made it, but I can see the beauty in it

Carol

Suchi said...

Fabulous card Ros!! Loved it!! :)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woooow! Your city scape card looks fantastic, Ros! I love the inky background showing through and will have to check out that die cutting technique as the result is superb! Happy Easter my friend! Hugs xx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Magnificent card Ros, LOVE the melon colours and black drama and even more important...your terrific news!
Hugs friend!
XOX ️️Chriss

Tracy said...

Oh I'm so thankful they got you a diagnosis that is good. Hopefully you will soon be right as rain. Your card is so cool. Fantastic technique and the colors you blended are perfect. Hope you have a blessed Easter my friend! Hugs!

Manuela said...

Hello Ros, good to read this news, now you can use the right cream and than it's getting better very soon!
Your cards are all very beautiful. I want also to try the technique!
Have a Happy Easter!

Robyn Oliver said...

Very dramatic and striking city-scape card - I must read up about the double die cutting and have a go.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is such a cool and unique interpretation of the Muse! Love it!

Greta said...

Hurrah--Congrats on Top 3 at Muse! Well-deserved, Ros!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a fantastic card! Have to pin this and try out some time!

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