Monday, September 26, 2016

AN INLAID RAK - GDP#055

I make so many cards that I give away to customers, team and family, I quite often forget to actually send one to some one I know (or even to someone I haven't met in person) for no other reason then "just because".

Sending a card to say "I am thinking of you", "you are awesome", or just "surprise! I hope this brightens your day", is what this weeks theme at Global Design Project is all about - R.A.K - otherwise known as "Random Act of Kindness".

I wanted to come up with something quite special for the person that will eventually get this card.  She has been a tremendous help to me, even though we have never actually met in person.  She lives on the other side of the world and I just want her to know how much I appreciate her.


The sentiment inside tells her why she is getting this card, so I really didn't need to put anything on the outside, which meant the artwork had to be a real "wow"!  This is called inlaid embossing.  It took me hours to complete, but I love the paint-by-numbers look to it, and it was sooooo worth the effort!

I really need to start doing more video's, don't I?  I do have three done, but I am only just starting out.  You can see them Here.  The technique I used on this card deserves a video of it's own.  I need to put that on my list of things to do!

Edited to add:  Thanks to Donna Scholz for pointing out that this technique is actually Inlaid Die Cuts.  I sometimes trip over the english language, even though it is my first language, lol.  Thank you again Donna - you are right!

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21 comments:

  1. WOW Paula, I love the stained glass effect that you have achieved.I know how much time this takes! I made one similar with blue hues some time ago now, but THIS with those colours....is just AMAZING! TFS

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    1. Thanks Kim. Yes, I saw your lovely card (and commented) and had to do a bit of a chuckle to myself. Great minds and all that!

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  2. Your card is extraordinary! Please do make a tutorial on how you did it! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I hope to Deb. Just need to find some time to put one together :-)

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  3. Absolutely stunning Paula! I love this card so much. You are done an incredible job. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. WOW, this is beautiful and took a lot of work. The person receiving this must be pretty amazing and you are too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, my recipient is amazing and very talented in her own right. This had to be super duper special for her lol

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  5. Your card immediately popped out when I was looking at the DT cards for the new GDP challenge. You truly achieved the "wow" factor you were seeking! A stunning card the recipient will surely cherish.

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  6. W.O.W.! A true work of art! I knew I was keeping my bits for a reason.....this is so inspirational, Paula. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Oh my goodness, such a stunning card Paula. I am sure your friend will treasure such a beautiful keepsake. Look forward to your video.

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  8. WOW!! I cant even think of anything else to write but that. Such a awesome card design and your right the sentiment inside makes it so much more special. WOW!!! Just had to say that again!!

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  9. Your inlaid embossing and color selection are magnificent! Awesome!

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  10. What a stunning card Paula! I have done the inlaid technique with the Rose Wonder set so I know how time consuming it is. Your colors are beautiful against the black background. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Lovely card - such lovely colours too - yep definitely you have to do a video! x

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  12. Wow! Simply gorgeous!

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  13. I love this card!!! Would love to see a video on how to make it.

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