Apr 27, 2017

Dies two ways!

Hello crafty friends!  Barbara here, to give you some inspiration and a way to use your dies in two different ways.  Let's get started.

 Here is the card that I made for you today.
 This die is called Secret Garden, by Dee's Distinctively Dies, sold by Dies R Us.  The title of this die, made me think of something whimsical and magical and I wanted it to look that way.  I die cut some of the flowers from scratch paper.  You can use them as mask, as I did here.
On Kraft card stock I sponged around the outside of the mask with Kraft ink.


 I liked that look, but I wanted to make the flowers stand out more, so I used the negative card stock as a stencil and sponged white ink on them. You can see how I did that here.

After choosing the polka dot paper to put the Kraft background on, I got another idea and just totally made the flowers whimsical, and cut them from the same polka dot paper. I really like the magical look that I got and it was what I was going for.  Lastly I used wink of Stella and Glossy Accents on the centers of these Corn Flowers. I die cut some leaves out of the same paper to add to the blossoms. the stems are just free hand cuts.

                                             Dee's Distinctively Dies - Secret Garden Flower 1
         Check out Dee's Distinctively Dies, there are several flowers that you could use for this.
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Barbara

13 comments:

  1. Such a creative card Barbara ... absolutely beautiful! Thanks for wonderful inspiration ... I can't wait to try this technique! Great use of dies! Well done!

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  2. This is just wonderful - I love how you have used the same patterned paper for the flowers and the background. Great instructions too....well done!!! I'm pinning!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the die and your very creative way to use it.

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  4. Love this, great idea for the background and the flowers out of the designer paper is so pretty!

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  5. I love this; I have to give it a try. So creative!

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  6. Oh my, this is awesome! I am so inspired by your creativity-have to try this when I get some crafty time! Just lovely!!!

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  7. Oh WOW, this is simply AWESOME!!

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  8. What a great way to get double duty from your dies! Your card is so sweet Barbara!

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  9. Really lovely. I like the masking background and what a great idea to use the dotted paper.

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  10. What a beautiful card! And what a great way to use your dies. Thank you for the inspiration. I will have to give this technique a try real soon. Love it!
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  11. this is so subtle and so beautiful, great selection of colors, papers and distinct matching background, fantastic card!

    Alicia

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