Feb 25, 2019

Same die, Different Occasions :-)

Hello crafting friends and welcome back.  Lena here today to share a few cards using the same die but for different occasions.  I love background dies, they're so versatile and so easy to use.  Let's take a look ... (scroll down for the other cards)

I made this card thinking of Mother's Day, but it can be used for a Birthday, a Thank You, or even a Sympathy card.  The background die I'm using is the Floral Oval by Jeanine's Art's Vintage Flowers collection.  I added a layered tulip image to the centre, a few gems and it was done. Didn't take me more than 15 minutes to put together this side folding 5.25" x 5.25" card.

I have a special person in mind for this card. She's a very tropical and fun loving person, so this bright and cheerful card is going to make it's way to her to wish her a very Happy Birthday :-) The flamingo image is from a Tropical Birds cutting sheet by Marianne Designs.  Again I added some gems and another card done in under 15 minutes :-) This is a top folding, 5.25" x 5.25" card.

Like I mentioned above, background dies are great for any occasion at any time of the year.  This time I used this Floral Oval die to make a Christmas card. I also cut out a few poinsettias from the Holy Frame die set by Spellbinders. A few gems and voila, another top folding, 5.25" x 5.25" card done :-)

For my last card, I added a rose from Build a Rose die set by Marianne Designs, a few gems and a little stitching.  I love this rose die because you can shade it in any colour you want and it always looks pretty.  For this card I used the Memento London Fog ink for the rose and the Memento Cottage Ivy for the leaves. 

It is better to do any sponging and shading while the die cut is still in the die. It gives your shading a sharper look. For smaller details such as the veins on the leaves, I normally a small makeup applicator to get the ink into the little spaces.

I know that I've mentioned this before, but for anyone who is visiting us for the first time, every now and then Dies R Us runs a big sale on international dies. During these times, you will find dies from companies such as Marianne Designs, Lea'bilities, and Joy Crafts among others. The best way to know about these fabulous sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter.  When you go to the store's home page,  scroll down to the bottom.  There you will find a box where you can enter your email address and be put on their mailing list.

In case you want to try your hand at stitching the triangles, I've included a little diagram with instructions that should help you :-)


Well, crafting friends, that is it from me for today. I hope you enjoyed your visit and that I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of every month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook too.

Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


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