Friday, 20 February 2015

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

Friday Die Day!
This week I am using Contemporary Circles, this is a two piece die set
and measures approximately:

Inset: 3¾ x 5”
Border: 4¼ x 5”

This set is a Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Decorative Card Front die,
this means half of your card creating is done for you!

This is how it looks cut/embossed.
Rainbow time!
Onto a piece of white card I've attached strips of coloured card,
raided my scrap box again.  Fix these down firmly.
I then used the border die to cut the rectangle.
Pretty colours!
I attached the rainbow rectangle to a white card front.
Attached 3D Foam Squares to the reverse of the Contemporary Circles card front 
and fixed this down onto the rainbow base.
A strip of white card and then a stamped sentiment tag.
Back to Basics Tags...of course!
With the offcuts of my rainbow card I cut/embossed Blooms Four.
Tip: make sure every piece of your rainbow card is fixed to a backing card
otherwise you end up with tiny bits of petal everywhere...just sayin'!
The flower in place with Sprigs added.
A close up photo. 
The card front dies really make things speedy and they look so effective.
Contemporary Circles is available on the website here.
Other card front dies on the website include Diagonal Chevron, Flurries and Glass Effects.

Take care friends - I'm back tomorrow.
Have a wonderful weekend.


Jane Willis said...

What a stunning card. I love the idea of making a rainbow background using offcuts - and the flowers die cut from the leftovers look fantastic!

Kitty Davies said...

Hi All
Thank you lovely card, take care Kitty.

Sandra said...

Good morning Christine,
What an amazingly different idea to bring colour to your backgrounds and to use this multicoloured card to die cut flowers is just 'blooming genius ' Christine, I love the whole idea!
Thank you for another brilliant FDD!
Sandra xxxxxx

Ann Morris said...

Christine, what a cleaver way to use the offcuts which build up into a stash and then reluctantly go into the recycling bin. A definate one to try, thank you Ann

rosiejt said...

Great idea.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is so pretty Christine. The rainbow background with the card front is gorgeous.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I am playing catch up, again!) What a cute photo of Bella yesterday, we told you she had missed you! : ) Congratulations to Marg, you lucky lady. Enjoy the Grand dies : )
I love todays card, the rainbow effect background and flowers is simply gorgeous. Love the tip, is that one you got from experience I wonder? (Because it's just the sort of thing that I would do the first time : ))
I hope you have a lovely weekend. Take care.

Bea said...

Hi Christine - fab idea and so effective :)Have a good weekend.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
A great way to use scraps, I have a huge box of scraps but forget to look through it when making something new. Your card is very pretty.
Chris xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Brilliant card today-love it.


my craft cupboard said...

Christine this card has the WOW factor, simply stunning:)

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
Another FDD and a beautiful card. I love the rainbow flower idea - a great way of reducing your scrap box.
Enjoy your day

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Wow !! I love it !! The die is quite 'Moroccan' to me, I love it in front of the stripes of colour, absolutely gorgeous finished off with the beautiful flowers and tag.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Great idea doing the rainbow effect at the back, looks lovely altogether, xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine ,
Great card today,it is such a good idea the rainbow effect is something I would not have thought of.
Thank you for FDD.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very clever idea to use up scraps, makes a super background, love it all.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very clever idea to use up scraps, makes a super background, love it all.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Christine and great for using up scraps xx hazel

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the card and die looks good. love Jean Z xxx

val jones said...

What a lovely idea, will be copying that.
Love Val in Spain x

marg said...

Good Morning Christine
Thats clever! another idea to use up all those edges I have useful to bin! lol
Lovely card Christine!
Take care
Love Marg

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, this is a lovely card, it shows the new dies off very well. Hope to see more of the dies on your blog and to know which you will be sell. X Ros

Crafty Clare said...

Hi Christine what a great card, just love the rainbow effect. Clare

Janice said...

Another fab FDD Christine! I love the multi coloured background and flowers, brilliant idea for making a start on using up the scraps 👍
A really pretty card.
Janice x

Lesley Thomas said...

Super card Christine, love the idea of using up strips, I always seem to end up with some of those.

utilitygirl said...

Very pretty card Christine and certainly very different. Lots of new and unusual dies around at the moment. Just need more money !!

LoraineC said...

Quick catch up while my grandson is napping!!!! Love this idea and such pretty colours, brightens the day. I will pretend it's not raining out there. Congratulations Marg on your win yesterday x

Carole Z said...

What a great FDD, love the effect and the card, very clever and gorgeous! Hugs Carole Z X

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely - thanks so much for showing how it can be used.

Margaret Wilson said...

A great idea - must try it! Thanks

ElizabethS said...

Hi Christine, that is a brilliant tutorial and great idea. Will have to give that one a go.
Hope you have a lovely weekend too - some crafting for you by any chance?
Elizabeth x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Missed you yesterday. My fault not yours. This card is stunning.

Elaine said...

This card is so amazing ! Never ever would of thought of this ! I love it x

Craftychris said...

Awesome Friday die day, thank you! xxx

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