Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Playing along with Virginia's View Challenge

I have been a fan of the fabulous Virginia Lu for pretty much forever!  When I started making cards, Virginia was one of the first bloggers to catch my interest.  She stood out for her cards (which are awesome), but also for her encouraging words and positive attitude.  If there was such thing as a card ambassador, Virginia would be it!  So, of course, when she asked me if I would play along with her Virginia's View Challenge, it was a no brainer.  And even better, it's a die cutting challenge!  Woohoo!


For my card, I revisited the card of mine that Virginia featured in the challenge pic (see the  layered pink and blue flower medallion card in the top left corner?).  That card has 7 different layers.  Well, today's die cut card has one layer with 7 different die cuts!   I'm sure you've seen/done the inlaid die cut technique before.  This is the same thing X 7:)  

Supplies: PTI Stripes - Horizontal Cover Plate, Lovely Layers dies, W Plus 9 Fresh Cut Wreaths stamps

The first two cuts are for the background stripes in pink and white.  The one by one, I die cut the medallion starting with the largest purple piece.  In order, I did purple, gold, blue, strawberry pink, and light pink.  Here's a side look of the card that really shows the inlaid look!


So get on over to the challenge and join in the fun!  It runs until the 18th and they are even giving away some pretty awesome prizes:)  

Thanks Virginia for letting me play along!  You're the best!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj



13 comments:

  1. I love your inlaid card, JJ. So pretty. I've been making several inlaid cards recently since they are so easy to mail.

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  2. Such a pretty card, JJ. Still haven't tried my hand at inlaid die cutting, but then I've had little or no time for crafting anyway...

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  3. Gorgeous! And the color combo is amazing, so fresh and trendy! Makes me want to paint my walls in those shades :)

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  4. You did an outstanding job on this guest design, JJ! I adore this card and the tips that you share! Thank you so much for sharing your big talent :)

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  5. LOVE this, JJ!!! So awesome and gorgeous!

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  6. GORGEOUS inlaid die cutting! I really love the color choices and that you were able to work some gold in there. ;)

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  7. Inlaid dies just make me extraordinarily happy, so does your designing. Your card is gorgeous...love those colors. I know what you mean about Ms. Lu...she's always so upbeat and encouraging. Love to haunt her blogs...both of them.

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  8. Inlaid die cut MAGIC!! A true labor of love J.J.!

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  9. Beautiful card, as usual JJ! I do love the inlaid dies. And the best part is, is that they really don't take very long to make, and achieves a most wonderful look. Your card is simply stunning. Bev

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  10. This is so soft & pretty. Love your inlaid pattern. Thanks so much.

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  11. Wow! Love all the inlaid die cutting! So awesome, JJ!

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  12. This is such a beautiful card, JJ! I love the soft pink striped background, and your medallion is fabulous using the inlaid die cutting technique! You are such an inspiration to all of us...In fact, I think you and Virginia can be described as Card Ambassadors!

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!