Sunday, 24 February 2019


Yesterday the postman brought me three new sets of wildflower dies from Sizzix. I already had one set which I have used mainly as silhouettes, but these are larger stems and seemed to cry out for a little colouring. Here I obliged by sloshing around a little watercolour. The vellum behind the aperture was embossed with an old Cuttlebug folder which has been a favourite for a long time. The framed sentiment die was purchased from Amazon recently, I sloshed a little watercolour on that too!
The stitched dies are American and unfortunately the two countries don't share the same paper sizes, so although the larger of the two used here fits the width of a British card, it's too short for the height of the card.  I know that some Brit crafters just shorten their card bases, but I prefer to lengthen the die cut. I do this by starting with a piece of card the same size as the card front. I fit the die to one end of the card, partially cut from that end, turn the card around, move the die along to fit to the other end of the card matching the stitch notches,  and then do another partial cut from that end to make the two cuts meet. I make squares into rectangles, rectangles into squares, extend or shorten die cuts to fit around sentiments and all sorts of stuff like that.

Inkspirational - Use Your Stash

Simon Says Stamp - No Stamps Allowed

CAS on Friday - Vellum


  1. This is such a pretty card Chrissie!great design here and love your gorgeous flower too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge', hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  2. Love this card Chrissie with your pretty flower and vellum insert.Super!

  3. This is so pretty!! I LOVE how you used that flower. Lovely design.

  4. Hi Chrissie, a pretty watercolour card for any friend, love the soft colour on the flower. Our Aussie card sizes are different too. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  5. I can see why that embossing folder is a favourite of yours, it creates the most beautiful and subtle background for your flower. Love the soft watercolouring of the die-cuts, especially the shadow part of the word die. And keeping everything else white with the stitch detail is oh so stylish. Always wonderful to see your creations Chrissie at The Flower Challenge!!

  6. Swooning over your gorgeous wildflower; a lovely pastel sign of Spring! Thrilled you shared your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!


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