Monday, 21 September 2015

FM226 - Boo! (Friday Mashup Runner-Up)

*WooHoo!  I was a Rashup Glamette with this card*

Oh my!  I can't believe I'm writing a new post.  And it's about a card I've created.  Will wonders never cease?  It's been a busy year.  So much travelling and other family stuff.  It's time to get back to what I love:  creating cards and other projects.

This one is all about inlaid die-cuts.  I love the effect that one gets with this technique but it's fussy work.  Especially since I decided to use my spider web die and had to ensure that none of the seeminly thousands of pieces became lost.  Still, even though I cursed the card several times, the finished spider web inlay is so effective that I've made peace with it.

I've used a retired piece of Designer Paper into which to inlay my spider web.  That skull and faintly printed paper is so creepy and yet such a piece of art.  I love it and have been hanging onto it, waiting for just the right project.  The Friday Mashup challenge turned out to be that project.

Challenge FM226
*Create a project with the Sketch
*Create a project with Inlaid Die Cutting
*or Mash it Up! and create a project with the Sketch and inlaid die cutting

I chose to mash it up.  You'll see that my card combines the sketch with the inlaid die-cutting.  My colours are Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Basic White and Wild Wasabi.  You can see from the close-up photo that I've inlaid the die-cut spider's web as well as the Wild Wasabi banner.  If you look closely, you'll see that I've also inlaid each of the die-cut letters into the banners.  The Tangelo Twist banner is mounted on dimensionals, the Basic Black banner is added with adhesive and the Wild Wasabi banner is inlaid just for a variation in texture.

For fun I also die-cut several spiders from a scrap of Chalkboard black paper.  I wanted the extreme black of that paper to make those spiders "pop" against the card.  A couple are mounted on glue dots while the others are mounted on dimensionals.

I hope you'll check out the other cards at the Friday Mashap this week.  I've also put my name in for the Design Team.  Wish me luck.


  1. Oh wow - how fun and creative! I love that you've used the inlaid technique in the little banner element, super clever! The black lace is a great touch as well. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

  2. Very fun card! I love the inlaid spider web. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.


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