Time Out DT #51, SSS Monday – 29 February, SSS Wednesday – 2 March

Hello … bonjour!  We’re celebrating at Time Out this fortnight … it’s our second anniversary  … and we have a fabulous theme for you.  It’s Easter (or spring) … and there’s an optional twist of masking.  Here’s where I went with it …

Time Out DT 51Time OutI masked off a circle and a strip on the card base, sponged and blended distress inks over the spaces and stamped the sentiment (a freebie I think, cut apart to make it one long line).  The Easter cross was created using partial die cutting … with one end of a Papertrey banner die (it was tricky!) and a circle from MFT.  The die cut panel was split to allow the sentiment to show through and was popped up on the card base on foam tape.

How might you be inspired by our Easter (or spring) theme … there are so many ways to welcome this wonderful time of year … and we’d love it if you played along with us!  As befits such a special anniversary, there are prizes up for grabs … there’ll be a $20 gift card from STAMPlorations for the winner (as chosen by the DT) … and two Artplorations stencils for a randomly drawn player who uses the twist of masking.  There are lots of gorgeous ideas over at the Time Out blog … from our amazingly talented and returning Guest Designer, TaeEun from Rainbow in November … and from our own fantastic Design Team.  Do hope you’ll have chance to make it to the gallery!

I’m playing along at …

SSS Monday – Leap Into The Unknown … the tricky partial die cutting needed here!

SSS Wednesday – Touchy Feely … textured card stock and popped up die cuts

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

Simon Monday Challenge Blog          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

41 thoughts on “Time Out DT #51, SSS Monday – 29 February, SSS Wednesday – 2 March

  1. TK

    Oh this is soooo perfect and special!! I love that you used an end of a banner, but I can’t even BEGIN to wrap my brain around how you did it!!! Any chance there’s a video? I can’t help but ask…

  2. born57

    Beautiful Easter card and the cross you made is genius! Nice sponging and blending too! Hugs to you sweet Anita! I am singing that song now in my head ….soon for real.

  3. conil

    Aaack. See, I knew it all along…you’re really an engineering genius in disguise. You’d have to be to produce this kind of work. Very inspiring. Time Out is so lucky that you’re on their team.

  4. Bobby

    Huh? You created that with partial die cutting? I have trouble making one cut that way and you’ve done it a number of times. It’s fantastic, Anita. And so is the inking. It really glows behind the cross.

  5. susannev2014

    Oh my goodness, Anita! How on earth did you die cut this cross? I really can’t figure it out. It looks complicated but the result is breathtaking! You rock!

  6. poppaeacards

    Very clever Anita but you may have to give a tutorial on how you did it, I can’t get my head around it. Beautifully done. Can I ask what card stock you use? I can always spot hour cards because of it! Cx

  7. Petra

    Oh, how beautiful in lovely colours, Anita!!!! Your sponging is done wonderfully and the Cross is sooooo beautiful!!!! Love how you’ve done the sentiment and your card is really striking!!!! A CAS beauty!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  8. BarbGhig

    Such a clever and beautiful take on the challenge, Anita! I love how you created the cross, and that you went with a religious theme…Gorgeous bold yellow, too!

  9. Bev

    As our Pastor says at the beginning of church Easter Sunday, and the Sundays following Easter, “He is Risen, indeed!!” What a wonderful card, that perfectly says what Easter is all about. The partial die-cutting has me bowing in honor of your patience, and your skill. And let’s not forget about the sponging. Stunning! Gorgeous card. Blessings to you dear friend.

  10. Jill Vickers

    Totally amazing Anita! I can’t believe that you die cut it from banner and circle dies – I can only imagine how tricky it must have been – but totally worth it – the cross silhouette is gorgeous! Not to mention that beautiful sunset background! Love it!

  11. Mary H.

    Very simple, very elegant, and very moving in the design you’ve chosen. This design portrays exactly what we should have in mind at this particular season. Love the warm glow of the bold yellow behind this impressive cross, and I also like the way you’ve split the card to show off the sentiment. Well done! TFS & Hugs

  12. djkardkreations

    This is such a simple card with enormous enormous impact! It’s really sensational, Anita!! What an eye for design! That sediment is mwah for your design!! Miss you, mon ami! Mwah and hugs, Darnell

  13. TaeEun

    What a great idea to make this beautiful panel with partial die cutting, Anita! The sponging, the layout, the sentiment, everything is so perfectly done! Thank you so much for the kind words:)!

  14. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Impeccable sponging and amazing partial die-cutting! Not easy to do, but you mastered this!

  15. onecraftystamper

    Lovely card Anita! Love the cheerful yellow, and you did fab with the partial die cut! Thanks for “taking a leap into the unknown” with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Maura

  16. Brenda L.

    Now this is an Easter card Anita! I love to see the true meaning of Easter as much as I love it at Christmas. Love the beautiful yellows you have used and I love that cross. Hugs, Brenda

  17. Nonni

    I have to learn how to do partial die cutting… This looks amazing! I also love the sponged bg, this card really tells a story. xxx

  18. cmayne

    I can’t even fathom the ‘trickery’ of creating this card (photo tutorial, please, please), but WOW, the results are stellar! Gorgeous Easter card! Your cross and sentiment *are* the essence of Easter…


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