Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday Die Day 100!!!

Hello friends

Today marks 100 Friday Die Days!
I've occasionally been keeping count and then suddenly it was 100.

If you've been here from the first Friday Die Day huge thanks for always stopping by.

This week I am featuring Floral Heart Accent.
The approximate die measurements are:

 1: ⅝ x ⅝”
2: 1⅝ x ½”
3: 4 x 2¼”

This is how it looks cut/embossed.
How about some reverse stencilling?
Place your die on a scrap piece of paper and pat liberally with an ink pad.
You can see it clings to all the raised areas.
Transfer it, ink side up, onto your base plate.
Cover with a piece of card, cut/emboss.
This is the result, really effective, the ink remains in the debossed areas.
 Using my ink embossed Floral Heart Accent, I've created a card base from
My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline Howdy Doody paper.
Stamped a sentiment (Lawn Fawn) and cut/embossed with Pierced Rectangles.
Mounted onto cream cardstock and Floral Heart Accent positioned with
Finishing touch - flowers from Marisa's Bouquet and foliage from
A close up pic.

To mark the 100 and to make it a little bit special
I'm giving away the featured die - two in fact so please leave a comment and
two winners will be picked out next week.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, I'm in Bury St Edmunds,
Keep on Crafting if any of you live that way, be great to meet you.

Take care friends.


Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous card, I thought it was complete BEFORE the flower was added - then I scrolled down and that little extra touch had transformed it from beautiful into amazing!

sharon said...

What a great technique!
I have never seen that done !

Anne O said...

Hi Christine
What a beautiful card! I never think to ink up my dies in this way, but this is such a clever idea. And how come the ink only goes to the de bossed areas? Lol! Must try this technique. Have a good Friday - the weekend is almost here!, best wishes, Anne O

Lynn Hardy said...

Congratulations on your 100 milestone! I've never tried inking up my dies, but you make it look so easy!

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card & a lovely die you have used. I think there will be a lot of crafters trying this technique out today!


nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Congrats on your 100 FDDs and what a way to celebrate with this fantastic idea, i will certainly be trying this one ,enjoy your weekend in Bury St Edmunds i have only visited once about 20 years ago lol ,and i remember it being a lovely lively place.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Ann said...

Hi Christine

Gorgeous card and thankyou for the excellent tutorial I have a couple of the "Gold"

dies and I think I may be able to do this clever inking with those will look pretty

as they are very ornate had them for years and did not realise you could letterpress

in this way thankyou for the inspiration.

Hugs Annx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Congratulations on 100 FDD.
Another great card ,thank you for the idea and the tutorial
and of course the giveaway.
I hope you enjoy Bury St Edmunds,have a lovely weekend. Take care. x.

hazel young said...

Wow 100 FDD can't believe that went so quickly. Lovely card and die set. Have a great weekend xx hazel

Andrea said...

I llok forward to FDD each week. Always enjoy you ideas. 100 FDD! Well done! A x

Lesley Thomas said...

Love the technique Christine, Ive done it before, and forgotten it again! So thanks for the reminder. You will love B St Edmunds, go in Cathedral to see all the kneelers. There's on in there that I did!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very pretty card, love the papers you have used.
Enjoy your weekend demoing.

Wendy L said...

Very effective way of die cutting, the card looks fab, ccc

Carolyn Bell said...

Hi, congratulations, I love all your ideas but this is a great one, thanks again for the chance of winning a die. Have a good weekend, love Carolyn xx

Bea said...

hi Christine - really like this faux letterpress technique and will definitely give it a go. I haven't been visiting Friday die day since the beginning but have been since I saw you on create and craft and your blog was mentioned so visited for quite a while and always look forward to seeing different ideas for using a die. Congrats on your century! :)

Jean Dyke said...

Morning Christine,

Another amazing tip, can't think why I've never thought of doing that. Will give it a go. Jean x

Janice said...

Congratulations Christine! Where have those 100 weeks gone?!
I love your card today, such an elegant die. Thank you for reminding us about inking the die first - great technique.
Thanks also for the opportunity of winning this die.
Enjoy your day.
Janice x

Carole Matthews said...

Happy 100th birthday! You look quite well on it. C : ) xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Congratulations on your 100th Friday Die Day, Wow !!!!
I'm loving this card, especially the backing paper and the pierced rectangles on it, and the 'piece de resistance' the technique with the focal die, how gorgeous does that look !! the same principle as the 'faux letterpress' with the embossing folders, I will be trying this technique.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this fab-u-lous die set, it looks stunning done this way too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Looks lovely done this way thank you for showing us different ways with dies. love Jean Z xxx

ChrisH said...

Hi Christine

What a fabulous idea of inking the die, embossing folders are good but this opens up so many possibilities!
Chris Harrison

igj said...

great tip thanks. love to see your creations. congratulations on 100 fdd's

christi said...

happy 100! so now I must go look back at the ones since I started following and see what I missed. I love how you used such an ornate die and were able to make you card cas yet stunning. great job!

karenlotty said...

WOW 100! I've not been following long So I'll be spending the evening looking back
Great die Great technique Great card Enjoy your weekend

lovestamping said...

Must try that out - great idea. I like the look of the
tiny rose that is also with that set. Happy 10th birthday!
Thanks for sharing.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Card. love the Idea of ink it adds that special touch. Thanks for the Idea you give us. love the papers choice. thanks. Happy 10th Birthday. wow 100 how super cool

ginny c said...

Never thought of that great idea , this is a lovely die it has made a beautiful card. Won't be able to get to see you at Bury tomorrow as going to see granddaughters show she is only 3 going on 13. 100 birthday telegram from the Queen yet xxxxx

Sharon said...

Wow, 100 weeks. Thats good going, well done. I love the way you have used the little white flowers on the die. Very pretty. x

LoraineC said...

When I saw the first photo of the die I wasn't sure but what a difference some colour and a flower makes, gorgeous. Congratulations on 100 FDD. Have a great weekend x

dancing lady said...

Amazing how a hundred Fridays have gone by so fast, I have seen every one. Well done.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
I can't believe you have completed 100 FDD. Where did that time go? Congratulations.
What a brilliant idea this Friday. I have quite often inked through the die but would never have thought to ink the die before cutting. The finished card is lovely.
Enjoy your trip to Bury St Edmunds, a lovely city with lots to see and do. I hope you get time to look around especially the Abbey gardens.
Take care

Ann Morris said...

Hi Christine, I really like the reverse stenciling it looks great, thanks

Carole Z said...

A fab technique I'd almost forgptten about and love your card, I'm on catch up again I'm afraid, hugs Carole Z X

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Christine,,
Congratulations on your Century!!
This card is beautiful and so are the others that I've missed whilst being away from your blog, I'll be pinning some of them, never thought of doing that before, silly me.
Love Maureen xx

Laura O said...

lovely card and die and congradulations on 100 friday posts ,Laura O

Kelly said...

Love it - just bought 2 dies from you and cant wait for them to arrive. fabulous, fabulous, fabulous xx

CraftyJo said...

What a wonderful idea - the reverse stencilling! I love that die, thanks for all your great hints and tips.

Madame Wolteche said...

Happy 100th birthday!
Pretty card, love the ink you have used for embossing.
Have a great weekend

Littlelamb said...

Lovely die and card Christine. Congratulations on showing us 100 dies and his to use them.

Sandra said...

Beautiful Card Christine, that die is so pretty!
Sandra xxxx

utilitygirl said...

Love the technique used here Christine, must give it a try
Congratulations on your 100th Friday Die Day
Have a good weekend x

donna sherman said...

What a gorgeous die!!! And I love the technique!!! I will definitely be trying this one!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Jackie Durrant said...

So nice to meet you yesterday Christine and learning this technique from you, best wishes Jackie x

lilian said...

Hi, lovely card , would be good for an anniversary card (wedding) love the way you have done the heart.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

alex said...

Congratulations on your FDD 100th post, here is to many, many more xx

Jackie Elliott said...

A lovely card and congratulations on your 100th blog.

Elaine said...

Awesome card and wonderful 100th FDD x

Oksana said...

Just beautiful Christine! Love how you have inked the heart.x

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