Thursday, 29 August 2013

Not my usual...

Hello All,

Just a little post today to show you my latest card using the new Spellbinders Tapestry die and the Fabscraps Rusty Bear 2 paper

 I know its very different to my usual style but I just didn't have the heart to cover this die cut up so no stamped image for me this week! Shocker!

Here is a close up of the the arrangement, I have again used the beautiful leaves from Prima Joulee Marble and the Mini Meadow collection.
 The large flower is another handmade one with a center that I got from Scotties ages ago but I just love them!

Can you see the Diamond Dust on the top flower??? I love this stuff, its just perfect when you want a little bit of sparkle without having the Kithcyness (is that a word?) that glitter can sometimes bring in - but I do love myself some glitter too.

And lastly here is a close up of the die cut and the amazing detail that it brings out when you use a tan mat, can you see that embossing? just gorgeous. 

Just to share in my experience I find the best way to get a detailed die to cut perfectly is to use the die as close to your rollers as possible.
 for example for my Cuttlebug I "sandwiched" my cut as so from bottom to top, my A plate, two pieces of Shim, then my C plate, the Die next facing up, then Wax paper and Cardstock topped only with my B plate.

The cut was perfect as soon as I got this combo right as my very "loved" Cuttlebug didn't seem to want to play with the die in the middle of my "sandwich" O and waxed paper just helps release all of those little bits from the die so you don't have to spend hours prodding with a toothpick after each cut.

Well I hoped this helps and inspires you all to have a Crafty weekend!

Till next time,


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