Thursday, 15 October 2015

Die Cuts

I often have times when I cut out quite a few die cuts and generally shuffle them around to see what different ways they can be used.  For this card I found I had just the white elements and also the blue square with embossed edge was loitering on my desk so I set about finding other things which would enable me to turn them into a card.  The background paper was sponged around the edges and overstamped in the same ink so that it toned with the square.  The centre image was a freebie stamp amongst a set given away with a magazine.  It was stamped twice and the butterfly cut out and layered up for dimension. The white lacy area behind the circle is actually made up of four separate dies - luckily I found just four little blue crystal flowers to cover the corners where they meet (not absolutely necessary). I was aware of the join and didn't like to see it although I suspect that a non crafter probably wouldn't notice it.  The matching corners were placed behind the square as a finishing touch.  I've made a couple of other cards today using up some die cuts so watch this space.

White die cuts - Sue Wilson Configuration dies
Butterfly Circle - freebie stamp
Square - Die cut with Sue Wilson New York die
Shape behind circle - Nellie Snellen die


  1. Love your pretty card Card and your gorgeous dies especially the this your new one?


  2. Really pretty Val and a great way to use your bits. Isn't it amazing the way they loiter!!!

    Karen x

  3. Oh yes, I agree this is very pretty! Again, I look at your layered diecuts and envy ;-)

    Lesley Xx