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Sunday, September 11, 2011

TLC342 - Fill the Opening

Hello everyone...it's my turn to host the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast and I have something a little more challenging...it's called *Fill the Opening*!! The main requirement is that the cut out images need to be adhered to each other and the sides of the opening with backing shapes for support and when the project is finished, you still need to see through the hole around the images.  Here is a tutorial to help you visually with the details:
Cut a hole in the front of your card....a Nestabilities die was used for this card.
You will need stamps that you can cutout....stamp two of each so you have one for the back support.
The Rubbernecker Stamps were stamped on a piece of white cardstock with Pear Pizzazz, Calypso, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and cutout.
The sentiment was adhered to the front first...
Next, the large shell was adhered to the edges of the card and to the sentiment.....

Then, the second large shell was adhered to the backside for support.
This is what the back of the front looks like.....
The fish was then added to the front making sure that the sides overlap the edges of the card and the large shell for support.
The second fish was adjusted so I could still see it from the front yet be able to adhere it to the sides in the back ...again for support. I also wanted to make sure that some open space was still visable so the fish looked like they were floating.
The small shells were added to the top, adhered to both the card front and the sentiment and the second shells were adhered to the backside.
I wasn't to happy with the inside of the front....I decided if I used symmetrical stamps, the backside would be stamped, also, with the second support cutout image....sooooo...I made a second card.

This card features flower dies from Stampin Up! and leaf diecuts from Spellbinders.

The flowers on the front were backed with a second flower on the back....touching each other and the card stock for support. Glue and glue dots were used to adhere the backs.

This is the finished inside....I like it a lot better!!

The bird diecut from stampin Up! and the Rubbernecker sentiment called Music #SKU: 582-05 finish it off.
Thank you so much for stopping by....have fun with the Challenge....I can't wait to see what you create!!!!

24 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

Joan, your samples are exquisite and I love this challenge! Can't wait to try it.

KellyRae said...

Joan, thanks for the tutorial, I was a little lost from just reading the words of the challenge. I'm so glad you did two cards. I thought the fish card was cute but I absolutely LOVE the bird & leave card. LOVE the inside of the front. Totally rocks!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a very cool challenge....the second card really showed the technique beautifully and clearly....love it

Shelly Schmidt said...

Another great technique- love your samples-great shell card, the bird sample is so pretty!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Such a fun and creative way to make a card. Love them both, but the second is great on the inside, will have to try this one. TFS Have a great day. Hope the fires are not near you.

Dawn Easton said...

Both are fabulous and fun~! Love that flower card with the bird peeking out of the flowers! Fantastic, Joan!

Emma F said...

What a great idea ... love your step-by-step tutorial. Both are just lovely.

imastampin said...

Oh yeah, I like the inside of the bottom one a LOT better. What a great idea for a fun card Joan. You're awesome.

Evette K. said...

Wow gf you really inspired me this morning and I sure needed it on a Monday! Thank you for sharing these marvelous creations. You are such a great talent. ekc

Julia Aston said...

What a fun design idea Joan! thanks for the tutorial - it did sound a little confusing without pics over on SCS!!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Joan!!! Both of your creations are so pretty!! I really love this concept and would love to try it out!! ;) Thanks for sharing the tut with us hun!! HUGS

Tammy said...

Oh wow Joan, how very creative and beautiful! What a terrific idea!

Wanda Cullen said...

These pics and descriptions are really helpful! What beautiful cards and a fun-sounding technique!

JulieA said...

Those are so great, Joan! I love the sea scene and the flowers are gorgeous.

Sasha said...

Two beautiful creations, Joan. And a really great tutorial, too :)

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Fantastic samples and an awesome tutorial. Thanks.

momof5sons said...

Love, love, love your samples...was thinking of punchez even before I read the last half of your post. OCD? Maybe...or we just want our loved ones to get our very best. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea and tutorial.

Barb said...

Joan, both cards are gorgeous! I like the "fill the opening" theme and will have to find time to try that. The first card has me longing for a trip to Virginia Beach and the second makes me smile at all the colors!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Looks easy enough! Thank you!
Sharon

Carole of Brum said...

Wow that's an interesting technique, Joan, and gives a beautiful result. The one with the symmetrical shapes works well, it looks good from the inside and the outside and the sentiment is lovely. Thanks for the tutorial, it was really clear and helpful. Hope you are all well in Tx. CoB

Denise Marzec said...

Hey sweetie! These are gorgeous!!...love 'em both. I'll have to keep this technique in the back of my mind and try it sometime...looks fun!

Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Joan these are FANTASTIC, HOW CREATIVE and sooo fun! Thanks for the tut sweetie!!!

fabie said...

The flower card is gorgeous.

Auntie Em said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful! I love the open work technique you used. The fish and shells work great on your card and the flowers with the gingham and flower prints behind them are just gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing! :)