Friday, 30 September 2011

Playing around with dies

The two die cut elements on this card are a far cry from their original counterparts. I made the die-cut for the flower a little longer and the die-cut for the ribbon slider tag, shorter.
Here you can see the dies I used compared to the die-cuts they produced.
I have done a brief tutorial previously on how I do this which you can see here.
It's merely a question of cutting the card first from one end, (only allowing a proportion of the die to pass under the rollers of the die cutting machine) and then the other, repositioning the die and turning around the card, after the first cut.
I have found this a really useful technique as it means that lots of my dies can be used far more extensively.
This Imaginations image wooden stamp was sent to me as a bonus from a US eBay seller. Wasn't that kind!
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.
We managed to eat in the garden yesterday for only the second time this year and it looks as though we'll manage to do the same again today... what a beautiful touch of Indian Summer!
CASual Fridays - Use Ribbon
I have just replaced the first image with the revised card including the loops of ribbon... I think the change has improved it  enormously... thanks CASual Fridays!


  1. Great card and a gorgeous bonus image. I keep getting bonus's from ebay sellers - its such a lovely surprise when it happens.

    Just so you know I've now upgrated to the newest version of firefox and I can see your blog properly and comment on you again without having to switch to IE.


  2. Fabulous card Chrissie what a great bonus stamp to have received.

  3. Love this tip Chrissie, the best I've found in blogland and I've used it too :)
    Pretty card, gotta love that bonus stamp :)
    Jenny x

  4. Chrissie - this is a lovely card - the vase of flowers is so pretty! I change the size of my nesties too - makes them so useful. They're also great to draw around - you get perfect squares that way!

  5. More brilliant ideas Chrissie, I have used this tip a few times since you told us about it....keep 'em coming, great card too btw. :O) Viv xx

  6. What a gorgeous card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. It's beautiful Chrissie.

    Thanks for the tip and the tut about the dies, it's a very clever idea, must say that you manage to line them up perfectly for the second cut.

    I'm here with Chrome, it seems to work much faster!


  8. Oh I do love this Chrissie that image the embossing and sentiment look terrific.
    Lorraine x

  9. Wonderful texture and fun use of your dies. How sweet to have received such a pretty bonus! Glad you joined the fun at CAS-ual Fridays, if it had a loop or a tab as required, it would be perfect.

  10. Pretty nifty idea. And the card turned out pretty nifty too. You're so clever.

  11. I love the background - great card !!

  12. Love this sweet little bottle of pretty flowers! Nice work!!

  13. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  14. This is so pretty! I love the embossing! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  15. Very cool! Why do I never remember to try that?
    Thanks for joining us for this week's loopy challenge!


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