Innies and Outies

I was going back through photos to see ensure that I hadn't missed any cards to share with you (apologies if you've already seen these!) and think that I haven't posted the two I'm sharing today.
Quite a few years ago I saw a craft programme on television where the crafters where creating invertage and pyramage cards. They kept referring to the frame and inserts as 'innies and outies'. The name has kind of stuck and came to mind when I was making cards recently, particularly when I spotted these photos.
The first is a 'thank you' card made using the Sweet Silhouettes dies and See A Silhouette patterned paper from the same suite.

Shown here with matching envelope.

The base card is poppy parade. Rectangle Stitched dies are used to create a frame which is mounted on foam adhesive strips, with the 'innie' glues onto the card base inside the frame.
The stamps are from Lined Alphabet which have been die cut with coordinating dies - Layering Alphabet. Black branches have been added to create contrast and make the letters 'pop', these are from the tree in the Sweet Silhouettes dies. The word 'you' is from my stash of retired dies. Clear epoxy droplets have been coloured with a Stampin' Blends pen in real red. I used this rather than poppy parade as real red is darker than poppy but the blends show a little lighter when colouring elements such as the droplets.

Many of you will know that I'm a great one for sending unbirthday cards since my cards are never on time! I created a similar card to the one above for a lovely lady's unbirthday.

And the envelope...

The base card is in sahara sand with the 'innie and outie' in blushing bride. The innie has been decorated with dies cut roses in pool party from the Botanical Tags dies. The words 'happy birthday' are cut in rose gold foil card (which was left over in my Everything is Rosy Medley) using the Well Written dies. The central letters 'un' are stamped with the Lined Alphabet stamps and die cut from the Perennial Essence patterned paper using the Layering Alphabet dies.

I've now made quite a few cards like this, I love the different appearance to my regular cards.

If you'd like to view any of the product used in these projects simply scroll down and click on the images.

Have a good weekend


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