Sunday, February 5, 2017

Tutti Designs - Holy Crosses

Happy Sunday Friends!
Today I'm sharing a card of color and beauty using a die 
from the fabulous Tutti Designs Store.
WARNING:  Post is photo heavy ... but please stick with me to the end ... I think you'll be happy you did!  
I had forgotten I used this same basic technique of 'color' on last week's creation, so sorry about that!  But I have done something a little different this week so I hope you'll find inspiration in both techniques.

The same technique I am referring to is the use of Ken Oliver Color Burst to create the panel to use for die cutting this amazing Tutti Designs die ' Holy Crosses' #249.  
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Easter really isn't that far away (April 16th) so I'm happy that Tutti Designs has released their new line of Easter dies so I can get ahead of the game this year!  You will find 22 gorgeous dies available in their January Release that are very fitting for this holiday. 

 I must confess!
I started this entire process using another of the January Release dies called 'Easter Lilies Window'.
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When doing my color burst, I had the card panel so wet I grabbed another scrap of white card stock and laid it over the top to absorb some of the liquid color.

I used the first panel to die cut this beautiful panel.  Next I adhered it to a sheet of yellow vellum and began embossing with my stylus inside the different flower cuts.

It's been so many years since I've played around with this technique, I totally forgot this step should have been done from the BACK in order for the embossing to show through correctly.  Photo on the left is how it appears from the front ... photo on the right is how it appears on the back. (click images to enlarge)  Ooops.

SO, that is why I started again!! 
(I'm sure you will see this panel on another card sample some time in the future!)

 Below is the color panel I created using that 2nd 'absorbing' panel.  It was
pretty except the center was too light!  So I added a different color of Color Burst ... sprayed it again with water and VIOLA!  As you can see, it too was very wet (heavy trigger finger I guess) ... but, luckily it ran together beautifully.  
P.S.   That white streak you see on the left is actually a 'wet shine' in the photo ... not a white streak on the paper.
OKAY so let's start this process again!

Once my color panel was dry and after die cutting my Holy Crosses, I backed my die cut using lavender vellum.  I then flipped the panel over and using my stylus, carefully embossed certain panels to have them 'upraised' on the front side of my focus panel.
BACK of Panel
And here is a close up of the Front of the panel after embossing.
See how it it totally changes the appearance of the vellum.

FRONT of Panel
Thanks for sticking with me and I hope you've found inspiration in this posting!

Here's another quick look at the finished project.

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies in this latest release.  And, of course, you'll want to browse through the store to see what other dies you need to have on hand.

Challenges to share in:
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #37 - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me February Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge - Anything Goes

Need inspiration?
The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog EACH and EVERY DAY!   Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!

For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

 Thanks for stopping by and as always . . . Happy Cutting!


Diane said...

Very striking, it literally 'glow's. Pretty card Dar!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, those colors are amazing! You can do this as often as you like, okay by me. And what a cool technique! I used to do this with vellum, but that was before die cuts. They bring it to a whole new level. Gorgeous card, Darlene!

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh beautiful work. Love it.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

Conniecrafter said...

excellent background for this die and the embossing looks fabulous with it, perfect touch to top it all off!

Lynda Hall said...

This is stunning. So visually striking! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Good luck
DT Lynda x

Ileana A. said...

Beautiful creation! I love this technique!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge February "ATG".

Mary Trainer said...

Very colourful and love the explanation on how you made this. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Mary DT for