Friday, 24 August 2012

Friday Die Day!

Hello friends
It is that time of the week when I take requests and show you a set of dies in more detail.
This week it is going to be....

This set has been designed by Samantha Walker and inspired by the bold patterns of the 1970s 
(I knew I liked it for some reason!)
There are 6 flowers and 3 leaves die templates.
This is how they look cut/embossed and stencilled.
Apologies for the white squares at the bottom of the picture, I got carried away when cutting/embossing and accidentally picked up another die that was on my craft desk and included it! 
 It's tag time! 
I believe I've shown this technique before, but for those new followers....
it's sliding the tag/cardstock through the die template to create a shaped bottom...!
It has created the embossing on the tag but I'm happy with that as I'm applying some patterned paper.
I've inked the edges and applied one of the leaves that looks just like a pea pod to me! 
And then I started to layer up other elements and applied a small piece of ribbon with good advice! 
 It's a rather more geometrical design than my normal tags, no script stamping, lace or butterflies..
but I like it!  Perhaps I'm discovering new crafty paths.
Have a brilliant weekend dear friends - I'm back tomorrow.
Take care.


barbiepinkfairy said...

I like it Christine - really getting in to the tag thing. Will have to try the fancy cuts at the bottom!

Shanna said...

Lovely my friend! This is one of my favorite dies sets of all time! Love it!

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, this looks very hard to do, but when you explain it, it's so easy, thanks for that.


Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful tutorial. Haven't got these dies, but some other die might do the same. Will have a go and see what turn out. Thank you for sharing. Have put some jewellery on my blog today that my sister makes. It's worth a look at if you get the time. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Bea said...

Hi Christine
Thanks so much for having this set as your die day set and I will certainly try that technique as it looks really great. It is a lovely set with lots of possibilities to explore.

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Great tutorial, and I love your tag! I have this set already and really like your idea of shaping the end of the tag, so will definitely be giving that a try!

Janice x

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Christine, oooo I have these dies so was really excited to see how you use them...well I wasn't disappointed. Beautiful tag and brilliant idea for using a die for the bottom of the tag. Thank you.
Have a lovely weekend.
Elizabeth x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Another great tutorial,the tag looks lovely, I think I am getting into tags too.v. x.

melanie said...

Great tutorial must try it have these dies but never used must have a go at this .Melanie

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I looooove this tag, I absolutely love how you have done the bottom of the tag with the die, I will definitely try this technique, I have never seen this technique before, it's brilliant. I love the backing paper too, it reminds me of 'dolly mixture' colours, simply beautiful. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chloe's Nan said...

This is a nice die set Christine, very 70's! Reminds me of a wallpaper my sister had with these sort of flower designs in bright orange and brown! I'm liking the shaping at the bottom, must give this technique a try. Have a great weekend everyone x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine thanks for the idea of the die at the bottom of the tag, i have not seen this before ,i think i may have a die i can use as i have not got this set,

Your tag is lovely as usual, you never disappoint plus a great tutorial you give us the whole package well done !

Have a great weekend
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Another die set onto my wish list.
Love the tag. A great tutorial as usual thank you for all of your advice and tips.
Have a good weekend.

Redanne said...

Yikes Christine, not a single butterfly in sight! But I love it all the same, those dies are so versatile. Thank you for the tutorial and the great inspiration as always, Crafty hugs, Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, on first look at the cut outs, i saw a pea pod, then read down to see you also saw it as a pea pod!!
Great tip for shaping the bottom of the tag and lovely tag, great layout.
Have a great BH weekend

hazel said...

Lovely tag Christine, really like one of the flowers in this set xx hazel

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

I love making tags at the moment, but didn't think about this idea - why not? I'm off to have a play now. Thank you for sharing! Found you off Maria Simms Blog.

loftylass said...

Oh I do love Friday die day Christine..... great tutorial as ever... love the tag and great to be able to shape the bottom with different dies. tfs.

HiggiSue said...

Great ideas today.... thank you Christine. I must try the tag thing.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine

Love the shaped tag. If you didnt want to emboss the whole of it can you put your plates lower down so that the die is not in the "action area"

Sue xxx

Carole Z said...

Love today's die usual! Gorgeous tag, crafty hugs, Carole Z X

Lynn said...

HI Christine, Great Tag, I really must try some of these, I tend to veer towards making cards .... have a good bank holiday, perhaps I'll have time to pplay with my spellbinders - Lynn xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Good morning or is it afternoon now,
Lovely Fri-die-day idea. I like this set of dies alot but haven't yet gotten around to buying it, must treat myself now that you have given me another reason to own it. This little leaf die is really perfect for the botton of dies and both of them would make beautiful edges for even smaller tags on cards too wouldn't they. Pretty little tag with a perfect sentiment. I think we all need to laugh more.
Have a great day Linda xx

nmty said...

hi christine,

these dies are just fabulous, a definate on my wish list. lve the tag too, you really know how to dress them up.

lv norma

Sue B said...

Hello Christine, thanks for showing us the tag today, I always forget you can use the dies for this technique. Have just been watching some of your youtube clips, the one where you make the little gift bag from an envelope, WOW. I have hundreds of envelopes-guess what I am going to be playing with this weekend.
Sue B

Sarah said...

Fabulous tag Christine! Love the dies and what you have done with them. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Lovely idea you have come up with esp. this set of dies. Not a set that I've given much thought to, perhaps its something to do with my teens/twenties era, although I am warming to some retro designs.
I esp. like the ditsy paper you used as your base layer.
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn. x

Planetsusie said...

I like your tag loads Christine. Such pretty paper and the 'pea-pod' looks great! Love the way the flower has come together.

Hugs to you Sue P xxx

Wahey to Friday Die Day!!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Christine,
What a lovely way to use those dies, I must admit I have them and didn't have that vision. That will have me playing with them this weekend.

Craftychris said...

Love the tag and the seventies vibe! xx

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