Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends
Getting back into the swing of things now. 
Today I have a class - Introduction to Spellbinders, I really enjoy these
as mostly they are crafters who are completely new to Spellbinders and die cutting -
they have no idea what a wonderful creative world they are about to step into!
I will share with you the intro projects soon.

Back to today - a Tuesday tip.
How about not die cutting with your dies!  
Instead use them for embossing only.
Position your dies - I've chosen a tag (no surprise there!)
 Use the embossing sandwich only.
 And hey presto - a beautifully butterfly embossed tag. 
You can then go on to decorate or perhaps use this technique with envelopes -
matching the dies you've used on a card.

If you like butterflies (who doesn't??) take a look at the new 
Flutters - all the details are here.
Take care friends - winner of the giveaway is being announced soon,
last chance to leave a comment if you haven't already done so!


Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine. Great tip. Sometimes we overlook the embossing power of our dies. I will definitely give this a try.
Enjoy your day

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, i haven't done this in ages, thanks for the reminder! have a good day! Hugs Carole Z X

Chris said...

Good morning, another tip to remind us crafters how versatile our dies are, thank you. Enjoy your class today.
Chris xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Thanks for thr tip-I forget you can use dies just to emboss.


hazel young said...

Lovely dies and tag idea can't go wrong with a butterfly or two xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
I have tried this a few times but the dies always seem to cut in a few places, this spoils the effect, any tips how I can overcome this.
Lovely butterfly die. Hope you have a great class, looking forward to seeing thee projects.

Lacelady said...

Don't think I've missed a comment yet Christine, does that mean I have more chances to win? LOL.

After all this time, I still have not tried embossing my dies, which is very remiss of me. I have two more borders on my quilt to finish (taken me 2.5 years and I'm determined to finish in the next month) then I will be free to play with all my crafty goodies.

Janice said...

This is a great Tuesday tip Christine, one I don't use often enough, thanks for the reminder!
Hope you and your ladies have a lovely class today, I'm looking forward to joining you on the intermediate one next month.
Janice x

Laura O said...

good luck in the class.Laura O

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, lovely tag so pretty I need to use my dies to emboss as I forget about it. love Jean Z xxx

marg said...

Hello Christine
I love the new Flutters, and use them to match the Blossoms 3, in floral paper.... then stuck on to Linen card.
They look lovely with little pearls in the middle !
To be just introduced to Spellbinders..... would be amazing!
Now there are so many shapes to choose from.
Have a lovely time with your class, Christine!
Take Care
Love Marg

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Great tip today,love the idea of matching envelopes.
Lucky ladies at your class today,wish I could be there.
Have a great day, Take care. x.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Thank you for the reminder to use our dies to emboss.
I'm sure you will have a lovely time today. I will be ironing and then crafting to try to take my mind off of our daughter, Gemma, who has a 2nd interview with a big accountancy firm AND her driving test this morning! Fingers are firmly crossed : ) Take care.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, a great reminder to embossing dies only thank you. I hope you have a good day and class. Emma

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Thank you for reminding us that we can also use our dies for embossing only aswell, I had forgotten, and the outcome is beautiful. Loving the butterflies.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janice said...

A pretty tag Christine, especially with butterflies on. Janice xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Christine ....love the tag and what you have done ...happy crafting ....x

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Lovely new butterflies. Forgotten all about this tip.
Love Val in Spain x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Great idea and tip,
Enjoy your day
Elaine H X

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Lovely tag butterflies just rock...
Amanda x

Mac Mable said...

What a great idea about the embossing only with the dies and who doesn't just 'love' butterflies? x

Bejay Roles said...

Wow...what a fight to get onto the comments page...I think my laptop is rebelling! Christine, I adore butterflies and owls, so I certainly want to try to just emboss with my butterfly dies and hope not to cut through lol. I wish I was on the right side of the country to join your classes, but alas I'm in Cornwall. I'll do the next best thing and follow your blog instructions.xx

SusanP, Kent said...

I love to emboss on my cards. You could say it's my technique of choice at the moment, but I'm not very ambitious with it! The butterflies do look good.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine, I never thing of doing this,and it looks great.thanks for the inspiration .

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine. Thank you for today's tip ~ I needed the reminder of this use for dies (I'd completely forgotten about JUST embossing!) Hugs,
Maggie x

AnneRD said...

Great reminder Christine, highlighting the versatility of Spellbinder dies. Anne x

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