Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
Lots to read today!
Pop that kettle on!

Firstly Friday Die Day coincides with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Lawn Fawn Blog Hop.
My project will appear here at lunchtime.
There is a chance to win some goodies so well worth popping over there to leave a comment.
This week for Friday Die Day I am featuring......
Spellbinders have hit upon this brilliant idea of Accents and Motifs and have brought us some stunning designs.  A way to differentiate between sets is that there is always a long border-style die 
within the Accents range.
You receive 7 die templates with this set.
This is how they look cut/embossed and stencilled. 
Yes...of course, it is a tag!
I've chosen to stamp the background with a Ledger Stamp and on top with red Swirls.
I did this with the residue of ink left on my stamp pad - not precise or fussy, 
I wanted an off centre, messier background!  
I am positive there is better crafting terminology but I'm sure you know what I mean!  
Using one of the pretty round die templates I cut/embossed a further one from red cardstock to place 
behind as a shadow.  I stamped a sentiment - off centre. 
 I also cut/embossed more of the border die template to place behind making a continuous pattern.
 Opted for a piece of dotty ribbon.
 I used 3D foam pads to raise up the central feature and added some tiny flowers - Bitty Blossoms, 
an extra Fleur de Lis die cut and some red satin ribbon. 
 A close up - from quite a messy background to a somewhat elegant tag! 
If Fleur de Lis Accents and Motifs have appealed to you, they are available in my Amazon shop.
I'm thinking that they are also a little bit snowflake shape...
Thank you all for your great support with Friday Die Day and thank you for photos for the future Pet Gallery, so far I have a cat, dogs and chickens!
Please send photos along, I don't want to leave any pets out!
I am back tomorrow. 
Have a wonderful weekend.


scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, I just adore your tags which are a great way to use up bits bad pieces left over from other projects. Friday die day is a good showcase for seeing dies that may not get shown to their full potential. Keep bringing them to us.


Wilma x x

Rosie said...

I really like Friday die day. Different each week. Inspiring each week, too.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine. Love the tag today and those dies are gorgeous, gonna have to check now if I have them or not...they look familiar lol

Sue xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Another great die day thank you I love the way your tag finished. Is this how you designed it or did you just go with the flow. I don't have theses dies but have some that would work just as well so will be trying this.
Have a good day.

Elaine said...

Hi Christine, as usual it's so pretty. Really do need to invest in more spellbinders x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Lovely tag today. You are definitely "The Tag Lady", with a T not a B.
I have this die set and it is very pretty and so versatile.
Have a lovely day.

Val in Spain xxx

Chloe's Nan said...

Hi Christine, you really are the queen of tags! This is a lovely tag and I'm sure anyone would be really happy to receive it whether it was attached to a gift or not! Have a great day.
Gail x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Your tag today is lovely,and your tutorial is so informative I just love Friday Die Day
I will pop over to your link at lunchtime to have a look.
Have a good day crafting everyone. x.

AnneRD said...

Love today's tag Christine. A great way of practicing using the different dies. Anne

hazel said...

Morning Christine gorgeous tag, think i've got these dies will have to go and have a look xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Absolutely beautiful tag, I love it, the colours of red and white and gorgeous, loving the fleur de lis dies, another on my Wish List, they look super off-set as you have done on your tag. I don't know how you come up with your ideas ha ha !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

HiggiSue said...

Lovely tag....I haven't gorgeous this set....its gorgeous!

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Boy o Boy when it comes to Tags you are the best lovely tag lady

I just love how you have combined the two colors along with offsetting them and your choice of ribbon goes a treat , all in all a really beautiful tag .

Thank you for the tutorial you make everything so clear for us to follow its fantastic

I have these Dies so yep you have guessed what im up to today, it will have to be after my guests have left though , but i can wait .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Redanne said...

A truly stunning tag Christine. A x

Janice said...

Beautiful tag Christine as always! I wish I had a smidgen of your talent and ideas, you are just so creative! I love the colour too, always something different.

Thanks for a brilliant tutorial, and have have a good day.
Janice x

loftylass said...

Gorgeous tag Christine - I have these dies so will be able to give this one a try following your excellent tutorial. tfs
Have a great day.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, thank you for your reply email y/day about Tilly! I luv this tag, fab choice of colours and layout. I love the ofset border as it adds more depth and interest. Think i def have to get this dies now. You make them look more appealing than the packaging! Emma

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, how absolutely devine is the tag today, love it.
Great tutorial.
I will definitely send you some pics for the pet gallery over the weekend.
Just getting ready for my grandchildren to come so must dash.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant use of these dies Christine. I do love your Friday die days and can't wait to see what you come up with each week. You too enjoy your weekend.
Val C

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
for once I can say I have this die.
Very beautiful tag.
This die is quite useful. I have used the long edged part as a ruler to pierce holes in my card. So if you haven't the proper ruler you can use it instead.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Christine. Love the colours and the ledger stamp background and the red flourish. Great inspiration. Have a lovely day.

Sarah x

melanie said...

Stunning tag thanks for sharing

Carole Z said...

What a beautiful tag Christine, I really love the way you have used the die day! Have a good weekend, Carole Z X

LisaK said...

That is such a lovely tag Christine. The colours work beautifully. Love the swirls :o)

Bea said...

lovely tag Christine - have a good weekend

Teresa said...

I just love the excitement of seeing what you created with the dies at the bottom!! This is beautiful and I will have to make a few for myself! Hope that everything is wonderful for you and Bella! Hugs :)

nmty said...

Hi Christine, sorry for the late post. fabulous ideas on this tag, just love it, and Friday Die Day.

love the tag on the scrapbook adhesive blog too, brilliant idea, and looks very easy and quick to make.

lv norma

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