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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  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!

  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!

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

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

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

  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!!!

  7. Oh WOW, this is simply AWESOME!!

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

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

  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!

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



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