Thursday, June 28, 2018

Make It Monday #326 - Inchie Elements

Hello friends.  Lexi is up with this week's challenge at Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday and she has a super FUN technique using INCHIE ELEMENTS!

Apparently inchie elements have been around for awhile, but I had never heard of them until watching Lexi's video HERE.  You're basically stamping on one inch squares and then arranging them like tile mosaics...fun, fun, FUN!!  Here's what I came up with:


I decided to use the Bitty Butterflies stamp set and Cover Plate die because of their perfect size to fit in the one inch squares, and my colors were a given because I still had a few of the solid butterflies already die cut in the Hawaiian Shores and Berry Sorbet from another project...all that was needed was to stamp the other 6 inchies!


After stamping and adhering the solid butterflies to my squares, I arranged them similar to the way the Cover Plate die is lined up, and that left the space for my sentiment.


Once I had stamped my sentiment I added foam tape to the backs of my squares to give the raised and dimensional look, and then finished by adhering to a Hawaiian Shores card base.  Very simple card but I love how it turned out and can't wait to try this technique with some other stamp sets...definitely a FUN challenge!!

You can check out Lexi's video HERE and her FABULOUS card too, and then play along!!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


23 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use the butterfly cover plate. This card is adorable and I love the colors you used. The die cut butterflies add nice dimension to your card. So sweet my friend!

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  2. sweet card. love that you used die cuts instead of stamps.

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  3. The colors are fresh, the design appealing and your popped elements the icing on the card! Great job, Marcia!

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  4. Love the butterflies and your color combo Marcia! Nicely done! ;)

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  5. Beautiful colors and movement Marcia! Love the dimension too~

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  6. Such a fabulous technique and love the colours and stamps that you've used. Great layout and such a pretty card x.

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  7. Oh I LOVE what you did with these inchies...fabulous idea using those cute little bitty butterflies or this MIM! You are so clever!!

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  8. A beautiful arrangement of butterflies, my friend! Having a few extras left over worked really well for this card! Love the different colors and stampings of butterflies on your inchies! A great layout to highlight that fantastic sentiment!

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  9. Marcia, this is beautiful! Wonderful color combo and I like the added dimension of the die-cut butterflies. Just lovely!

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  10. Very cute, Marcia! I love all the bright butterflies and how you laid out your inchies!!

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  11. Simply sweet...just love all your bright and beautiful butterflies, really makes an amazing card!

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  12. You had fun fun fun and it turned out pretty pretty pretty!! Love that you added the sentiment between the rows. Wonderful colors too. This is fantastic Marcia!

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  13. I hadn't heard of it either, Marcia... but you've embraced the technique beautifully - those bitty flutterbys are perfection! oh, and there's another 'toy' I want to borrow from your toy box!
    =]

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  14. LOVE this card. The butterflies were perfect and I love the color combo!!!

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  15. Adorable!! Yes Inchies and Twinchies have been around for a while. This is an example of how to use them perfectly Marcia! Adorable mix of die-cut and stamped butterflies. LOVE the colour combo! xx

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  16. This is wonderful! Love how you did the butterflies on each inchie element! Lovely card!

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  17. Oh my good golly Marcia, this is darling with the butterflies. Die cut and stamped, simply adorable! And elegant too! Love it!

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  18. Beautiful colors, beautiful card - beautiful YOU! Lovely work Marcia!

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  19. i love this! the butterflies are perfect, as are the colors. thanks for playing make it monday!!

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  20. Who ever said butterflies don’t come in a variety of colors is wrong? Love what you did with the cover plate HS and BS butterflies on inchies, Marcia. Popping up three of them and adding bling is icing on the cake. Beautifully done!

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  21. Marcia, your butterflies are beautiful! I love the clean crisp Summertime colors and your layout design is perfect!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the inchies!

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  23. Wonderful card, Marcia. So much to love, starting with your color scheme. So fresh and full of summer. Love that you have the butterflies in different directions, and the popped ones really add that extra something.

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