Saturday 10 August 2013

My new favourite die... :)

graphic flower die

Hooray for the weekend! I'm still ever grateful for the weekend even though I'm on my summer holidays as it means everyone else around me is away from work too! We'll be spending ours mainly holiday shopping as we're escaping the real world in a couple of week's time and we've got our newly engaged friends visiting to discuss wedding stationery (maybe I should start thinking about my own?!?!).

But anyways, enough about my weekend plans, let's discuss today's card. It features the die that I've been dying for from Uniko Studio. Yes, finally, the graphic flower die will hit the store come Sunday August 11th! I'm telling you now, that this die is so graphic and fun. It makes me smile just cutting that pretty shape out. Lots. :)

I wanted to let the die do the talkin' on this card so cue a simple, sentiment-less card that I can use for a variety of occasions. To add extra interest, I die cut the graphic flower shape from pink cardstock, trimed the design into another flower shape and layered on top of my blue flower. A big jeweled brad holds it all together (finally getting through that brad stash of mine!)

tips and tricks

  • I used Spellbinder's Square Nestabilities to whip up this frame for my card in a matter of seconds. Other shapes will work as well too - experiment! 
  • Don't take the shape of a die on face value - have fun seeing what other shapes you can create. 
  • I'm a believer that not all cards need to have a sentiment on the front. I'll keep this card safe and when an occasion arises for it, I'll stamp my sentiment on the inside. :)
The graphic flower die comes as part of a collection so if you wanna see more, then see what the rest of the Uniko Studio DT whipped up with the set:
 Right, I'm off to make a list of things I need to buy for our holiday. Mainly suncream! Ha!



Lyndal said...

Fab new die Aimes - LOVE your card :)

Tasnim said...

The die really is pretty, and you have showcases it so well! Beautiful color combination, and I just love the bold frame!! Oh and that big jewel is such eye-catcher!

Caryn said...

LOVE the bling - gorgeous die too!

Ardyth said...

LOL! Great minds think alike! I love the two colours you've used and this simple treatment!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! These dies are winners

Jane said...

Stunning in its simplicity! I would hang this on a wall, so pretty.

Brandi said...

So pretty!

Jenni's Jems said...

This so pretty loving that die x

Maureen said...

oh, graphic heaven, Duchess! I love how big and bold it looks on the card...and the blinged out brad if making me smile and giving me ideas for another ring! LOL ox

Anonymous said...

What a great card. Thanks for the tips.

Denise Bryant said...

Love it! Gotta get that die for sure!

Taheerah said...

Stunning use of the die Aimes! Love the two colour approach with that bling in the centre!!

Ren-Yi said...

i can see why you're loving this die! what a fabulous clean, versatile card. thanks for always sharing tips! Love it.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Aimes, this is a gorgeous card, love the colours you used!

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