Sunday, 11 August 2013

That die. Again.

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Woo hoo! The day is here! It's release day over at Uniko Studio and all of the wonderful products that have been showcased over the past few days are available for your crafting pleasure! :D

We're celebrating the fabulous release with a good ol' fashioned blog hop. You should have hippity hopped over here from the Uniko Studio blog - if you haven't be sure to start there and hop along; one lucky commentor will win the entire August release!

Now today's card features that cool graphic flower die again. What can I say? I just love it so much! I created this almost lace border effect with it by die cutting half of the shape repeatedly. I like that it all sits flush against the white card stock and has an almost floating effect. Is it magic? Nope. It's the wonders of acetate. Mainly placing a layer of acetate behind a panel of cardstock and attaching my die cut shapes to it. Simple!

tips and tricks
  • When it comes to creating a border, I like to start in the middle first to ensure that the design is equally balanced on each side. This simply meant that I die cut half of the graphic flower die from the top centre of the white card before cutting it again either side.
  • Acetate is the magic when it come to creating floating designs with ease. I could easily cut the full graphic flower from the middle of a piece of card, place acetate underneath and slot a separate die cut graphic flower in the aperture created from the first die cut. 
  • I adopted the 'gallon, quart, pint' design princple for this design. A good amount of pink, slightly less green and even less blue. It helps to balance the design.
Now I won't keep you here as there's hopping to be done! Next on your tour of Uniko Studio goodness is Amber. Be sure to comment as you hop to be in with a chance of winning the entire August release!

Thanks so much for hippety hopping by today!

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37 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is a beautiful card and unique way you've the die. Love it. X

Sue - said...

Love the effect of the die cut edge.

shirley-bee said...

Wow, this is so clever - and so stunning!

Anouk said...

love what you made with the die. Beautiful

Sarah Gray said...

What a cool effect! Love the die round the edge - it really does look magic :)

Sarah Gray said...

What a cool card! Love the way you have used the die along the edge - it really does look like magic :)

Neets B said...

What a fab design and a great way to use those wonderful dies. I always love your Tips and Tricks section, its so helpful :) x

Jane said...

Love the floating effect of the half die cuts. Thanks for the clear intructions about how to do this.

frommycraftroom said...

What a great way to use the die. Thanks.

Lynn said...

I can see why you love it. Absolutely stunning cards you've created with it Aimes.

JW said...

Stunning card, thanks for all your wonderful inspiration. Jill x

JW said...

Stunning card, thanks for all your wonderful inspiration. Jill x

cm said...

Gorgeous card using *that die, again*! Please, keep doing so, because the results are always beautiful! Wonderful inspiration, and your tips: bonus!!
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Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

AWESOME!

Stacey Schafer said...

you are rocking THAT DIE...AGAIN, Amy! Amazingly genius use of it!

Nonni said...

Amazing card! I love the colors and the creative use of die. Really cute and cool!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Love the way you used the die, and those colors are awesome!

Carole said...

Stunning card. Thank you for the inspiration and your tips and tricks.

Ren-Yi said...

oh my, amy. this is lovely. will have to remember your acetate trick. i don´t know why i didn´t think of that first! :) thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas.

Mandy said...

Aimes, this is absolutely stunning!
xx

Ann w said...

Great way to use the dies. Thanks for the tips. Great card.

Antonella said...

I love this die and how you used it on your card. The combination of colors is perfect!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Iris said...

Great die and I love your Happy card.

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS floral border Aimes - LOVE your card & design tips!

Maureen said...

I beg to differ, Duchess...it IS magic, pure magic that you create :) I see you've perfected sequins and totally understand your new love! It's a great die and you're sure showing its versatility :) ox

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic use of dies! The color combinations are fantastic, loving the bits of green and blue.

Tracey Jean said...

Love the decorative border you created with this floral die...

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Super fun, love how you used the die!

Karen B. said...

Wow love the colors and the layout!

Tracey McNeely said...

That die is awesome standing on it's own--LOVE it Amy!

gmanshk said...

what an amazing card. thx for sharing

Virginia L. said...

What a trendy and gorgeous design! Love it, Aimes!

Debby Hughes said...

Happy graphic die cut sigh! Stunning Aimes :)

VikkiCH said...

Thanks for explaining your floating die cut cuz I was trying to figure it out!

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful--love this idea!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Gorgeous die and I love the way you used it as a border. Love how you used the acetate to support the edge!

Tasnim said...

Love how you used the die here!

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