Wednesday, 11 May 2016


Today's card has been inspired by die cutting.....

I started by stamping the seagull scene stamp but masking off the top half.
I wanted to use dies instead of the seagulls flying, at the top of the stamp.
I heat embossed the stamp with white embossing powder.

The flying seagulls have been die cut with white card and inlaid back into the kraft card.
A bit tricky but I enjoyed doing it.

I have heat embossed Frantage shabby white powder around the edges.
The white fluffy cloud has been stenciled with white embossing paste
and a hint of white glitter. 

I popped on a few white frantage pieces and coloured the bottom sea gulls 
with watered down white acrylic paint.
I finished off with die cutting the Hugs sentiment in white and kraft card 
and inlaying it back into the card.
Thanks for stopping by...
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
CAS Mix Up - Stamp + Heat Embossing + Die Cutting + Stenciling + Embossing Paste
Happy Little Stampers - CAS - In Laid Die Cutting
Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with die cutting
Memory Box - For the Birds
AAA Cards - Inlaid Dies
Tic Tac Toe - Right hand vertical line - Things that fly-White Space- Scene
STAMPlorations - CAS - Anything Goes


  1. A bit tricky you say - looks mega tricky to me! Fab use of the inlaid die technique. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  2. Wow! This is beautiful, Mac Mable. I love it! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards! :) Melissa

  3. This is fantastic, Mac! What a wonderful blend of mixed media! Love this scene and the way the die cut seagulls fit so perfectly with the stamped ones! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Very cool! Love your white on kraft. And amazing how you inlaid those dies --- great job! The frantage adds lots of texture. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  5. What a clever design! Love the fact that the seagulls are inlaid die cuts! Genius! So pleased you joined us on HLS CAS challenge! Hazel xx
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  6. So much of work went into this and the results are fun. Kraft and white makes a very elegant combo.

  7. So much of work went into this and the results are fun. Kraft and white makes a very elegant combo.

  8. Beautiful seagulls! Brilliant card Mac! :)
    Suchi xx

  9. Such a pretty card! The white on kraft with glittery details is beautiful! And I love that you masked a portion of the stamp to include some die cut seagulls in your design. Thanks so much for joining us for Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9!

  10. Beautiful card, love those inset seagulls, looks great.

  11. I love the inlaid die technique and you have taken it to another level ... Love how you did the hugs and the gorgeous embossing!

  12. Wow, the die cuts and stamps merge together seamlessly to create a stunning scene! The kraft was a perfect choice, there's such a serene feeling to this! hugs to you :)

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous Mac. I'm a great fan of Kraft card as it really makes the white pop and I love what you've done here. The stamp is lovely and the die cut seagulls just finish it off beautifully, they really stand out against the stamped image. I love it! Crafty hugs, Sandra :) X

  14. Love the kraft and white, and your scene is wonderful. Brilliant die cutting as well.

  15. Beautiful card! Love all the die cutting and the inlays you have done! Thanks for playing with us over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies!

  16. Always a pleasure coming to your blog! Wonderful scene! So much motion and lovely idea to do inlaid die-cutting! So pleased to see you linking up with us at HLS!

  17. Beautiful inlaid die work. Love the Kraft and white and the sandy edge. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Cards.

  18. What a truly awesome project Mac!! I just love the framing around your image with the frantage!! Brilliant idea and wonderful die cutting too!! :)

  19. WOw! Mac how clever!! I love the effect the die cuts placed there gives!! And I really like this color combo for a "beachy" scene!


  20. Very effective design with the minimal colors.

  21. This is beautiful ..... I love white on Kraft. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

  22. Hey welcome back to Blogland my friend!! I got your comments and thought I would drop a note to say you haven't missed a beat!! This card is beautiful. Your use of kraft paper is genius.. But why would I be surprised.. Have a great day Mac and so good to see you back..

  23. The combination of this wonderful stamp and of gulls dies is a brilliant idea. All to ourselves so very fit, like always were whole. And kraft paper ... I love him, though I rarely I use it because it is very demanding.
    You come out victorious from this encounter.
    P.S. As much as I am afraid of what came out of my translations ... :-)

  24. What a fabulous, ethereal effect you've achieved!


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