Tuesday 26 November 2013

One Die, Three Ways...

Happy Holidays

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was a pretty chilly one here, but it gave me the perfect excuse to stay inside and whip up a few last Christmas cards (I wish I was as organised when it comes to Christmas shopping and decorating the place but I'm not! Can you believe it's now under a month until Christmas? Eeek!)

I purchased this Memory Box die the other weekend at a craft show. It was love at first sight. As soon as my crafty eye spotted this die, I had a flurry of ideas pop into my head. Purchase decision made! :)

So today I'm sharing three ways in which I've used this die. And there's not only three ways of course, I can think of more and I bet you can too!

First up, a bit of jigsaw fun with die-cuts. I simply die the trees from black and textured, gold card and popped the gold tree bits into the black outline. Really simple.

Hmmm...now what to do with the leftovers? Well I could have simply reversed the design, inserting the black tree bits into the gold outline, but I wanted to show how effective it looks to simply keep the outline alone on a design.

Happy Holidays 
It gives a nice embossed-like effect. It isn't my usual, favourite traditional holiday combo of red and green, but I like to think of this as a more 'classy' Christmas card. *wink*

Now turn this die on its side and what do you get? Arrows of course! And if you can't see arrows, then you can certainly see a cool, kinda geometric embellishment. :)

Happy Birthday
Bonus points for using some washi tape! :)

tips and tricks
  • I can think of even more ways to use this die. Ideas include using it as a stencil and stamping through it, or applying embossing paste over it. Do you know that Memory Box do a coordinating background die for this shape too? I may need it...! :)
  • Notice that on the final card, I coloured the sections that overlap in the colour made from the two different coloured trees overlapping. E.G A red and a yellow tree overlapping results in an orange section.
  • Sticking the fine outline alone to a card can be fiddly. My trust glue pen came in handy here, but tiny dot of Glossy Accents will do the same trick.
Well there you have it. One die, three ways. I do love it when I can get penny's worth from my supplies. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Products Used
The gold card is from my ancient stash of random card. However, I have included a link to gold cardstock as a good alternative.


Elena said...

oh my goodness, that last card is amazing! clever and so fun!

sandie said...

so creative Aimes. My fav is the gold outline trees-very classy x

Lynn said...

So clever as always! I love how you turned it on it's side. Would never have thought to do that. Love all three.

maria f. said...

You good, girl! And that is one cool bday sentiment.

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME, girl!! You ROCK.....that is all.

Wida said...

I am nuts about that first one. I like the texture in the gold!

Lindsey said...


Bethany Stellpflug said...

Stunning and wow. I love the first one with all that gold. It is amazing. :)

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