Hello there. It’s my time to host at The Alphabet Challenge. Having reached the letter ‘D’, I chose the theme of ‘die cuts‘. Any occasion, any creation -as long as there are die cuts involved – then you’re good to go.
I die cut sooooo many of these little layering dies from Spellbinders – I had so many left over that I created two cards:
This die set from Spellbinders ‘Color Block Mini Petals‘ only has two dies to it – a very small set. However, I think it certainly packs a punch. There is a background petal shaped die, then the other die cuts out the layers. I decided to go with a fairly simple colour scheme – but as you can see I placed each of the four colours in different order on each petal.
It’s time consuming, it’s fiddly – but I actually quite enjoyed it. I sometimes get my ‘fiddly’ head on – though rarely! – and I knew I had to just be patient, go with it, and see what happened.
I used Concord & 9th card stock – three greens and a yellow – and I knew the card stock would die cut perfectly so it was just a case of using my little Heffy Doodle mini die cutting machine over and over and over again…….
Putting the layout together also took a bit of time – which petal and which colour-way to go where. Again, time consuming….
I chose a matching green for the sentiments and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder, and even found some Concord & 9th gems in the same colours to ‘sprinkle’ down. I can’t remember ordering them – but ‘found’ them so used them.
I hope you can come and join us with your ‘die cuts’ creations – I look forward to seeing all your creations. xx
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Pearly Sparkles – layer it up
Dies R Us – anything goes with a brand they sell – include a die
Crafting Happiness – anything goes
Die Cut Divas – anything goes with die cuts or embossing folder
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends – anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – layer it up