Monday, September 14, 2015

Celebrating Cath Edvalson and Technique Tuesday! blog hop + prizes


The first time I met Cath Edvalson I was star struck. Having been a long time fan of Paper Crafts Magazine and recently having been published a few times, meeting her was truly an honor. Cath was genuine, warm, and sincere. Traits that truly define her, as I have learned having the privilege of spending so much time getting to know her since all those years ago. Cath has an eye for impeccable design. She finds the trendy, yet classy and timeless pieces. As Cath took a break from the paper crafting world, I found myself waiting for the day she would upload a new pin to Pinterest and fill my need for aesthetically beautiful things. Cath found a new hobby, which is a funny word because she always does things to the utmost of her ability, with paper cutting. Her intricate designs reflected her personality and left you in awe. 

As luck would have it, her designs did not go unnoticed. And luckily for us, her designs are now available as stamps and die templates from Technique Tuesday! Welcome to the blog hop celebrating this new collaboration and wait until you see the depth of thought that went into developing each of these stamp sets and die template sets. Your creativity will blossom!


When I first opened Garden Flowers DIY Die Set, my die-cutting loving heart skipped a beat or two. The flower is in a beautiful set with four images. It includes the detailed flower you see here, a solid outline of the flower and two words, which you will see later in this post.


I cut the intricate flower from solid patterned paper. When I first assembled this card, I did not keep the drop outs, but once I placed the flower on my card, it needed a little something more. So, I added back the inside petals. Brilliance of design by Cath. Think of the possibilities...you could replace all those insides with different colors...oooohhhh...


The sentiment is from Garden of Life clear stamps. I found the sentiments perfectly nestle up against the flowers and the leaves. The leaves were stamped onto card stock and then trimmed out by hand, but there is a gorgeous set of dies featuring the leaves only called, Garden Leaves.


I had to continue die cutting this gorgeous flower. Thinking about the paper cutting that inspired this image, I wanted to highlight the delicate look, so using a clear card base seemed like a great option.


On the inside of the acetate base, I added a panel of subtly patterned paper, stamped with the sentiment from Garden of Life. On the panel, I layered a die cut solid flower and a die cut detailed flower, in the same color. When you open the card, you want the inside to look as nice, so by adding that extra flower layer on the inside, I achieved that goal. A set of stamped and hand cut leaves from Garden of Life was also added.


On the front of the acetate base, I added a die cut white detailed flower. I love the look! Glue from a Fine Line bottle was how the flower was adhered to the card.


On this card, staying with the same idea of using an acetate base, I die cut a solid flower image from a trimmed panel of patterned paper. Then the panel was adhered to the base front.


More stamped and hand cut leaves were added, along with die cut words. Garden Flowers DIY Die set has the words "my" and "friend" in the set. These words also nestle around the flowers and leaves precisely.


And to the open space on the front, a die cut detailed flower was added. I think it looks so cool! These couple of cards is only a small look at these fantastic sets of stamps and dies. I knew I would be impressed, but I should have known I would be blown away when Cath was behind the inventiveness!

ETA: This contest is now closed. Thank you for your participation!
Now on to the PRIZES! Oh yes, there are prizes! There are three prizes up for grabs, one person will win all 5 of Cath's new designs, and two lucky winners will receive $25 gift certificates to Technique Tuesday! To be entered, leave a comment at any of the stops in this blog hop. The winners will be chosen from all the comments, so the more you leave, the better your chance. You have until midnight PST on September 16th to leave your comment. Winners will be announced on September 18th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

You should have arrived here from the amazing Daniela Dobson's blog. After you leave here, head to  the uber creative Jocelyn Olson's blog. If you get lost along the way, never fear! Visit the 
Technique Tuesday blog for all the details you need!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly


159 comments:

Detra said...

Love your cards. I really love how delicate the intricate flower cut looks. Can't wait to see more.

Kathy A. said...

Your cards are just beautiful! Great techniques. I love them all!!

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards! This release is very intricate...just awesome.

Marcia said...

Such creative card ideas, love the layers!

greenthumb said...

love the acetate technique

Janice said...

Your cards are delightful to look at!

Laura said...

Hi Kimberly, I love your cards!! So delicate abd pretty, thank you for explaining how you made them. I am curious as to what the inside looks like, and whether you add paper for a greeting or note. Love how you layered the gorgeous dies!

joycemc57 said...

Great cards! I especially like the dimension of the clear card. I love these new stamp and dies.

Kathy said...

Totally awesome work Kim! I love what you have done with these dies and stamps. Have them on my must-haves now!

Karen said...

Love the variety of techniques you've used to create these gorgeous cards!

jcobb said...

Love your detailed designs. The acetate card base was inspired. Lovely..all!!!

Therese Hoffman said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love them all. Using acetate was such a brilliant idea.m

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful cards, Kimberly! Love how you have shown the intricate shapes from Cath!

vinita jain said...

So much detailing work and explained so well, all are the beauty of nature with these delicate dies! Thanks for sharing!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Debbie Skluzak said...

Just love all the different ways you used the dies.

Debbie B. said...

More great ideas! Glad I don't have to pick my favorite! Can't wait to gather my friends and try the techniques.

Shelly said...

These are sooo pretty!!

Jean Arizona said...

Love how you used the positive and negative cuts.

jan metcalf said...

There are so many interesting ways to use the die cuts! Love this!

I Card Everyone said...

KIMberly!! LOve what I'm witnessing here.. great new products, used to perfection!!! And why, OH WHY didn't I add a package of that acetate with my last three orders??? Another day = it probably will happen today...
=]

Angel said...

GORGEOUS! Totally love the different ways you used these beautiful dies!!

Teresa Doyle said...

O my goodness I love these dies! Your cards are just stunning.

Joy Moody said...

Oh my I can't wait to try these ideas I love the flower dies!

lisa808 said...

Pretty cards. I like the concept of the die set.

D.Ann C said...

I'm LOVING those die cut flower and your c-thru card is fabulous!!

Cary Ann said...

Thanks for the three different looks. Gives me so many new ideas!

Lynne said...

W O W ! These stamps and dies are truly beautiful and your cards are stunning.

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful cards, Kimberly, the detail in those dies is just stunning!!

Giovana Smith said...

All 3 cards are amazing!! Beautiful work!

justme81233 said...

Wow! Your cards look very 3d. Nice

Deby Lake said...

I love this idea, it is stunning!

peaches said...

I just LOVE how you used the die on that last card!!! It just stands out!!

Kelly B said...

Love love love the clear card! That's awesome!

mom2h said...

I agree with peaches above. Just love the way you used the diecut flowers.

Dianne said...

Love your flowers.

Sonya said...

Lovely cards! I love your use of the acetate and just love these new dies!!

Carol Didier said...

What simple and striking designs!!

conil said...

That flower really looks gorgeous on all your cards. Love the intricacy of it.

Deborah Vasel said...

The flower die is so pretty and detailed.
And your cards are over the top!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Thanks for great ideas! Love how you used the acetate

Renee M said...

So fun to see all the ways you used the pretty flower die! Using a see-through card is a cool idea.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the dies and how you used them!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Kimberly, you really make this flower dies shine! Beautiful cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Just love these flower dies...so many wonderful ways to use this die!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Super cool cards - great techniques. Thanks for the inspiration.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I so love those dies and your cards are fantastic. I am just blown away by the methods in which you used them. If I don't win any, I am sure I will be ordering them at some point. They are awesome.

silverrabbitstudio said...

Love, Love, Love using the clear acetate! It's so magical - everything just FLOATS. Thanks for the link to the heat resistant acetate, too!

Sue said...

I love everything about Cath's new products. Thank you for your inspiration and for the chance to win!

Marci Collins said...

LOVE your clear card Kimberly.......so different and inspires me so much I may go whip out my acetate!! LOVE Cath's Garden of Life stamp and die sets! marcilcollins@yahoo.com

Laurie Unger said...

Love the acetate card! All are gorgeous!

NanW said...

Your cards are gorgeous and I love this die!

Sue McRae said...

I am loving your acetate cards!

Jeri said...

I am just so in love with this beautiful layered flower and leaf die. Just gorgeous the way you used them.

Joyce Smith said...

Love how you used the flower die on the front of the card.

jamie vanskiver said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! I love how you placed the gorgeous flower die on top of the acetate! Gorgeous!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the different layering of the flower.
The hearts in the middle of the first flower is so pretty.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

"glow" said...

hey there... gorgeous cards.. i like the white or clear based bacground on the second card.. thanks for a gr8 card share...

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely.

Casey-Diane said...

Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

Betty said...

Beautiful cards! Love the idea of using the acetate...thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love the way you used the dies.

Jeanne Jordan said...

Thanks for showing us the dies next to your project. I like that b/c it's so easy to see how it all fits together. Your praise of Cath Edvalson certainly helps us get to know her. I love this die, it's versatility, and what you have created. Thanks for sharing.

Tammi Mixon said...

Omgoodness! Awesome cards!! This did it for me. If I can't win 'em, they'll be on my next TT order.

Jen said...

Your clear cards are amazing.

Angelique Vela said...

Your cards are awesome! I swooned over the one with the blue polka dot paper! LOL!

Nandini said...

Stunning cards! Especially the second one, with acetate! This release is absolutely amazing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic use of these dies! especially loving how you used the clear cards, so cool!

Amy C. said...

This is a gorgeous die set! I love the delicate look of it. Your cards are beautiful.

Niki G said...

Wow! The acetate element really brings these dies to life! Absolutely stunning.

Pam said...

Brilliant use of the dies!

LauraJane:) said...

Lovely dimension on those blooms!
YAY!! for Cath:)

Karen Siegel Fitting said...

I love the idea of showcasing the flower on a clear card - fun idea! Thanks!

mtscrapgal said...

Didn't Cath thrill us with these stamps and dies. I love your use of acetate to make your gorgeous layered cards. Thanks.

Sue Smith said...

I am in awe !! Beautiful cards, especially using the acetate for the card so the flowers looked like they were floating. Beautiful :)

Suzan D. said...

Love your use of acetate.

Sandra Colebank said...

The die cut flower is so versatile.

Rufred said...

I LOVE the 3-D effect of your gold flower card.

Pam C said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Em said...

I really like that die and your treatment of it.

happygolucky said...

I love how you used the beautiful intricate flower die to creating the lovely cards.

L. Webb said...

I love how you use the same die in so many versatile ways. Great inspiration!

jules said...

Such lovely creations with the intricate flower die.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards and great ideas
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Taunya Butler said...

OH EM GEEE - Your cards are stunning, gorgeous and just delightfully made - love the clear acetate effect you have used here - JUST WOWED me!!

Karenladd said...

Those dies are exquisite, but you really got creative with them by using an acetate base for a whole new look! WOW!

Karen King said...

What lovely, unique designs!

Debbie Craine said...

Love your cards. Caths's new dies and stamps look like making stained glass from them easy. Thanks for your inspiration

Sandra Scheer-Clark said...

Love the dies and the techniques you used with them.

pcm said...

love the acetate cards!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the intricate designs in the die cut flowers and your acetate backing is perfect to showcase it. Gorgeous cards and colors!

Cathy Montoya said...

Great Work, Just Beautiful.

Cynthia Xavier said...

Great cards, love your techniques with the die.

Geri Stuart said...

Love how you mixed up using the dies in different wats. Thank you!

Laura Turcotte said...

wow---love how you used the dies--very creative! they are beautiful\!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I really liked the 3 applications of the same elements. Your cards were beautiful.

Kathy M said...

Love these new flowers. Really pretty.

Irene Grau said...

Fantastic cards! Love the open die cut flower.

Eveline said...

Gorgeous card. I love that outline flower.

sunnee63 said...

especially luv that last card!! so pretty!!!

l rekroc said...

So pretty! I am going to try making a clear card. I just love the look!

StampingbugKerry said...

YUMMY! Love the see-through effect on your cards. :)

Robyn Lynn said...

Love the new dies and stamps. Thanks for the giveaways!

Janet D. said...

The new dies and stamps are wonderful.

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Beautiful cards...acetate card bases..WOW! I'm loving the release by Cath....so many possibilities.

rutrowe said...

I love the blank space being used. What nice idea to use the acetate and leave it open. I also liked your idea to use another color to fill in the flower. What possibilities. Thank you for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

Love every one of your cards. Its great to see how one die gives so many different looks.

Laurie said...

This heart flower die is so uber cool & delicate - LOVE IT!

Billie A said...

Your cards are lovely and YUP I want these dies.. you sold me for sure.

Sue D said...

Love the floral cards you made with these dies.

albinopi said...

I love how you used the clear acetate to make your flowers look like they are floating. Very clever!!!

Lynne said...

A delightful set of cards. Wonderful new stamps and dies. Very intricate.

Dawn Westover said...

Hummmm, acetate cards. I like!

Dawn Westover said...

The first one looks like a quilt. Awesome!

Pam Crusberg said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the acetate one.

Dana Massar said...

Super cute!

Debbie Br said...

Your cards are so creative and lovely!

Memories by Manda said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially love the acetate ones.

Carey Nusbaum said...

I love how delicate and intricate the flowers are cut with Cath's new die set! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

loceanjo said...

Love all of these cards! TFS

loceanjo said...

Love all of these cards! TFS

loceanjo said...

Love all of these cards! TFS

Brithzi said...

Beautiful cards. Love how delicate the flower die cut is.

Donna said...

Love these new flowers, so pretty!

Kelly Flaherty said...

These flowers are great and so versatile!

Amante del Papel said...

I love, love, love the design of your cards!

JoAnn P said...

Love that the cards are clear, so fun.

Cyndi said...

Love the idea of acetate cards!

ciny m said...

such delicate flowers

jeannejj said...

I love the die, and especially all the ways you found to use it . Love the use of the acetate.

Colleen said...

The more I see these new release products, the more fascinated I am by them. Great work on these cards!

Martha Miller said...

Love your techniques for showcasing the flower die. Tis inspiring me to try that technique and hope for a similar outcome. Thanks for teaching us!

TBuck said...

Lovely cards! Can't decide on a favorite so will just love them all.

Sharon Klumph said...

I love love love your flower on the acetate base. It really highlights Cath's wonderful flower.

SusanB said...

I was blown away by the My Friend card & how much the white flower looks like paper cutting which is what inspired Cath's dies. Can't wait to try it myself.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Kimberly!!!
WOW - the flower is GORGEOUS and EACH of your cards are such a DELIGHTFUL design - LOVE them ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing such a lovely introduction - I am TOTALLY INSPIRED :)

Ina Good said...

love your diecut floral cards..awesome and beautiful and intricate florals!

Voegelchen said...

Love your cards, thanks for sharing, love the use of the clear cardstock.

Pat said...

Love these cards and the die cut flower, leaves and sentiment work together beautifully. x

Di W said...

Your cards are all beautiful. The clean lines and detail are inspiring. I love that flower die.

bev said...

Pretty cards!

Jenny McGee said...

Those die cut flowers really make all the cards pop. Love it.

CJPillow said...

These cards are delightful, and I want to follow your designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

I love the cut-away over acetate! What a cool idea!

Marie said...

The acetate really shows off these beautiful dies.

amee said...

simple, but original and BEAUTIFUL cards!

Jean said...

So pretty!

Michelle Noble said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and they pop!

janet said...

Such beautiful work. Who wouldn't love to receive
one of these lovelies in the mail. Such detail cuts.
Thanks for sharing.

Nicki Wong said...

Love the acetate cards.

Patricia said...

Wow, I love all of your cards with this awesome new stamp and die! Using the stamped flower under the acrylic and the die cut on top is really brilliant! Beautiful!

Helen F. said...

Love your beautiful and clever creations, Kimberly! Fabulous inspiration displayed here.

Sandy Small said...

Great cards! Love the die sets!

Sandy Small said...

Great cards! Love the die sets!

Simply AJ said...

Love your cards! The flower die is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Huskerrhonda said...

Great techniques on your cards!! I just love all of them!!

Teen2Step said...

Love the acetate base, the die cuts made a nice dimensional look, great idea, beautiful cards.

judy said...

I love your creative use of the lovely flower and leaf dies!

Donna Cala said...

I love how you inlaid Cath's lovely die cuts. the acetate is brilliant.