Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Die cut donations

When Sarn, Debs, Sam and I met up the other week, Sarn had thoughtfully die cut some shapes for us - using her new dies that we'd been admiring online. Yesterday I squeezed in found time to play with a couple of them:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- patterned backing paper from Wild Rose Studio's 'Always and Forever' paper pack

- plain white card panel

- Memory Box 'Glorious Gerber' die cut - it was white so I coloured it using a TH 'Mowed Lawn' Distress Marker and once it was stuck onto the white panel the petals were coloured in using a TH 'Picked Raspberry' Distress Marker and 'Mustard Seed' for the flower centres. I then tickled over the colouring in using Clear 'Wink of Stella'

- the sentiment was another die cut from Sarn, it's from the Penny Black 'Hooray' set, coloured using TH 'Picked Raspberry' with just a little yellow/gold coloured gem as the dot above the letter i

Thanks again honey - I did have fun using these die cuts :)

My plan for this morning is to sit here with a cup of coffee and catch up with the Playground, before doing anything else! 

Di
x

19 comments:

  1. Lovely die-cuts. You are so lucky to be close enough to share times with your crafting friends. I haven't seen the gerbera in use before. All the daisy type flowers appeal to me. I used to get really upset as a child, when dad mowed them off with the lawn! I love the way you have matched your inks to the backing paper. Kate x

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  2. Wahooo! You've made a lovely card with those 2 die cuts. Great colour matching 'n' all!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  3. I love that flower shape Di - I think I might do a few free machined collage ones. Thanks for the inspiration! x Jo

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  4. Thought you had embossed them to start with as your colouring looks so goody. Hugs Me..

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  5. Darn Generous Sarn!! Great job Di - lovely card and how great it is that you found time to meet up and have some 'together' time. x

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  6. This is lovely Miss. Liking the colours - surprised they are pink though! LOL!
    I popped mine in my bag of snippets so they will be a surprise when I go in there!
    Hugs
    xx

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  7. ohhhhh, I likey!!! This is one beautiful card with those pretty dies! I love the background paper too!

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  8. Ohhhh, what a beautiful card...love that die! I have not seen that one before. I am in MB withdrawal as my scrapbook store has had the MB on sale for 40% off but they don't take telephone orders for sale items not online sales. Of course we are at the lake.
    Then they had 40% off a line of your choice...usually I pick Tim Holtz or Stampers Annon, Ranger, etc. Of course same problem.
    They only do that sale about 3 times a year so Drat and double drat!!!

    Little iss C has learned to ride a bike without training wheels. She is about 18 months later than her friends but took a tumble 2 years ago and had to get stitches beside her eye so got frightened off.

    We just hadthem for a week and she learned just before arriving here and biked everywhere.

    Little Mr P is trying valiantly to get his off and is almost ready.

    Quick funny overheard while they were trying to fall asleep..." Miss Cxxxxx, when I grow up and get married, I am going to buy a house really close to you so I can come and visit you every day!"
    hahahahaha so sweet!

    Great card Di!

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  9. Fab die cuts Di just catching up on all your cards..all of them totally gorgeous!! lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  10. Gorgeous card Di, love the colours and the background papers are lush.
    I have this die and it really works lovely if you use a circle die and just cut around the flowers and a bit of the stems and the cut it out again in a different colour and have a few hours to spare while you glue the cut outs into pre-cut image, well if you follow that you are a better woman than I am Gunger Din.

    Kath x

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  11. This is beautiful Di the background paper is gorgeous brings out the lovely colour almost the same as the petals xx

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  12. Sarn is so thoughtful! What a pretty die and you've colored those daisies beautifully! Paper is a perfect match!

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  13. That is a really lovely thing to do and so nice of Sarn. Love this card! The colour, of course, is fabulous and I love the die cut word - needs to go on the wish list lol! I wish the wish list wouldn't grow any more. Hope you have a lovely rest of the week Karen x

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  14. Gorgeous! Lucky you to have a good friend who will gift you with die cuts. Love how you used this one - TFS & Hugs

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  15. Gorgeous! I just love the way you have coloured the die-cuts and the wee gem is the perfect touch too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  16. This is a great way to use the die cut daisies.I love how you ink colour matches the backing paper so well.
    Jean x

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  17. Love that flower die & your beautiful card!

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  18. Thank you for sending this link to me! I appreciate seeing your process. The amazing thing to me abt this card is that the die-cuts are so thin and delicate that I really did mistake them for some lavish embossing!!! Coloring over them with the markers gives a kind of stamped look. The diecuts are raised enough that I knew there was something more than embossing, but low enough that I wondered if it could be just embossing. It's a very lovely card and I thank you for it!!
    <3 J

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