Thursday, April 14, 2016

Muse #161 + Addicted to CAS #85

After a week away from my family, why does it take 3 or 4 days to catch up on chores? Aren't they supposed to take care of everything while I'm gone? Well, the laundry is finally done, food supplies are replenished and my son drove my car to school so I can't go anywhere and had no choice but to head into the office for some creative time today.

Up first is a card based on Anita's beautiful card for Muse #161 and the Addicted to CAS #85: Inlaid Dies.

I love the way Anita's inlaid die cut extends over the edge of her watercolored square, so used that same design for my card. The green row of trees is die cut first, trimmed to the length I wanted and all the little bits discarded. Once the watercolored panel was dry, it was cut with a stitched edge square die and then again with Boddington Tree Border.

The die cut square is backed with an adhesive square and the green row of trees inlaid first. Once this was in place, it was easy to lay the die still holding the cut from the watercolored panel over the trees and carefully push the little pieces through onto the adhesive backing.


Before I go, I have to share a photo of California citrus. I brought home a bag of grapefruit from my friend's tree in Indian Wells and couldn't help comparing them to the lemons I picked this afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Love this die and love the fresh colours! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  2. Jacquie, this is an amazing take on both challenges! Love the blue wash for the background and lemon green die cut, and the way you placed the die cut - off the edge. Many thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  3. Gorgeous take on Anita's card, Jacquie! Your watercolored background is so pretty, and the trees work so well with this design! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!
    Your lemons are AMAZING!!!

  4. What a beautiful design. Love this card, thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  5. Love the die cut copse of trees against the blue background. :)

  6. You picked a perfect green to go with your blue background, Jacquie. The card is so vibrant and beautiful.

  7. This is fun, I love the die cuts and the background here.

  8. Love the fresh feel of your version of my card. So crisp and clean.
    Thanks for playing along at Muse, Anita x

  9. These colours really make me swoon and I must remember that tip for getting all those fussy little die cut pieces into place!


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