Prickly Pear Hello

I am back with another die cut from my watercolor block stamping marathon!  I love how you can get two focal points out of one image by using the positive and the negative from your die.  To create this image, I inked up a clear acrylic block with Poppy and Lemon ink.  I then spritzed the block with water and stamped directly onto paper with the inked block.  After the ink dried, I then die cut my image.  Over the next few days, you will see how I have utilized the positive and the negative images.  I die cut an additional hello out of thin foam and mounted my inked image to it for more dimension.  I used Liquid Glass to secure the two together.  My image coordinates perfectly with the Prickly Pear papers that are featured this month at Close To My Heart.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
X7221B Prickly Pear Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5779 Poppy Cardstock
Z2852 Poppy Dye Ink
Z2808 Lemon Dye Ink
Y1009 Acrylic Block
Z679 Liquid Glass
Foam Sheet-Unknown
Hello Die-Sold Out

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps-Clean and Simple
Always Fun Challenges-Anything Goes
CAS on Fridays-Flowers
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper-Anything Goes w/Pattern Paper
Dies R Us-Layers
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes w/Dies
Tic Tac Toe Challenge-Summer, Die Cut, Pattern Paper
UnstampaBelles-Everyday w/Twist of Lots of Color

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Terrific way to combine challenges. Thanks for sharing at CAS on Friday!

  2. Allisa, your watercolor block stamping is amazing! The die cut "hello" is so pretty. I need to try this method for sure. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  3. What a great technique- your dimensional sentiment is just gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  4. Great card! When I first saw your card I thought how fabulous it was that your diecut was from the floral paper--great idea! Then I read that you had done it with lemon and poppy inks instead which is also a great idea. Thanks for sparking my creativity today!
    :) Marie

  5. Great technique and beautiful design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Layers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  6. Allisa,
    I love all things technique in card making and your card is lovely. i love the ombre hello die cut. So happy you joined us this week over on the Tic Tac Toe challenge.

  7. Allisa,
    Such a great technique and the ombre hello die-cut makes the card pop even more. so happy you joined us this week over on the Tic Tac Toe challenge.

  8. I really love the color combination you used on your card and the die cut. So pretty! It is always fun to see all the styles of cards from each week's challenge and so glad you joined us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  9. Love the bright colors and cheerful pattern of this card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM challenges. All the very best. Nandini, DT

  10. A wonderful card with lovely color, so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the 'Layers' Challenge!

  11. This looks so fabulous. Love those colours together. Thanks for sharing this great project with us at Unstampabelles. See you back soon.

  12. This is so pretty! I love that color combo.Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  13. Such a fabulous card..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  14. What a great project. Isn't great when you can use both the positive and negative of a die cut - two for one! Thanks for sharing your bright card with us at Unstampabelles.

  15. A super cheerful card anyone would love to receive. Thanks for sharing at Unstampabelles.

  16. Beautiful creation. Love this layerd diecut. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Crafthazelnut's Patterned Paper. Hope to see you next time.
    Hugs, Iwona

  17. Simple and effective.
    Thanks for playing with us @ Happy Little Stampers "Anyhting Goes with Dies " Challenge. All the best.
    DT Seemaa


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