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Sunday, 5 May 2013

May 11th - Playing with Dies

Large Corner Dies

These large corner dies usually come in a set with a miscellaneous selection of smaller dies.
These large corner dies usually only cut out on two sides, to get the third side to cut out, you have to do it yourself with scissors or a guillotine OR you can line the die up again a straight edge of a piece of card.
This uses the butterfly corner set and the petite labels.
  Card is a 14.5 cm scalloped square card.
This time the corner was cut out twice and put back in its "hole".  The diagonal double line of dashes has been mirrored round the outside of the card by using a perforating blade in a rotary trimmer.
Extra butterflies were cut out and layered up.
This uses the corner die from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Botanical Swirls And Accents set.    Corners in the corner.  Card is 7.75 inches squares. A teardrop circle die and a splendid circle die for greeting topper.  Message stamped and embossed.

Same corner die, this time corners in the centre.  Card is 7.75 inches square.  Centre circles are from Splendid Circles and Butterfly Cirecles.  Message just stamped.

Channel Cards

Single channel into which greeting has been stamped and heat embossed.
The two pieces of card creating the channel have been embossed using an embossing folder.
The shaped edges of the channel have been created using and edgeability.  You could of course you a fancy blade on your rotary trimmer.

Double channel, with a contrasting pattern showing in the channel, great use for double sided 12 x 12 thick paper/light card.

Single channel created with an edgeability and a motif insert.  Then ribbon laced through the holes. All top and bottom cross-overs are the same, looks untidy if they are not.

Single channel created with an edgeability and a motif insert. Then ribbon laced through the holes. All top cross-overs are the same, looks untidy if they are not but in a different way to the previous one.

Edges of channel created using a border die from an Accents set.  Note channel is off-centre.  Card underneath has been embossed with a complementary pattern.

Again a single off-set channel.    Flowers do not touch both sides at the same time, but do touch each other in the middle of the panel.  The panel effect is created by using a Tim Holtz ledger embossing folder.

Semi-Circle Cards

Elegant swirl semi-circle die uses once.

Die used twice "back to back".
Die used twice but off-set.
Inspired by this card I made for my sister-in-law's birthday.


Edgeability Inserts

My most requested commission card design.  The bottom patterned panel is created by using the patterned inserts that go with the Edgeability dies.

 Wedding Card for a mature couple
 Silver Wedding Anniversary Card

 65th Wedding Anniversay Card