Friday, 26 January 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

Giddy up it's Friday Die Day!
This week's die is something different -
Dala Horse from Folk Art Collection.

The approximate measurements:
Horse: 3.30 x 3.40 in. 8.40 x 8.60 cm

This is how he/she looks cut/embossed.


I've chosen to run the die through with different coloured cardstock and
paper piece the fallout pieces back inside.


I then began to design my card base.
I die cut a mat using 6 x 6 Matting Basics. 
Chose the die one size smaller and drew a pencil line around the inside edge.

Card mat with pencil lined frame.


Time to do some painting!
Squeezed some white acrylic paint onto paper and here I'm practising on a scrap
piece of card.  Using a stylus tool apply two dots.


Then draw down the paint from each dot to create a 'v' shape.


Once you are happy with your technique switch to your card mat.
The pencil line is your indicator for the 'v' point.
Don't be precious or too accurate...I wasn't!


Complete all four sides.


You can also add little dots with a smaller stylus.


I mounted this mat onto a white card front and added a flower and leaf to the corner.


To finish I rubbed out the pencil lines and added Dala Horse to the card centre.
I had finished paper piecing my colours, tans, blues and oranges work nicely.




A great die for anyone who loves horses.

Die featured today - Dala Horse available to pre-order on the website here.
There's some really nice dies in the Folk Art Collection,
all can be viewed here.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, fingers crossed we have
at least dry weather!

Take care friends.


9 comments:

Christine Collins said...

Hi Christine
I like what you have done with the paper piecing on the Dala Horse, and the painting technique. A little different. I've had a look at the folk lore dies, but I'm not sure they are for me, very interesting though.
Have a good day
Chris xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Christine
Love the painting on the card it really compliments the die. Great card.
Jan x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning All.
Thank you a very different card.
You have been busy.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Fabulous card and die Christine, love the paper piecing xx hazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Cute card today.

Michele

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A lovely card, love what you did around the edge of the card, so clever.
Lydia
x

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
Love the Folk Art you did around the edges!
Nice Die for someone who likes Horses!
Love Marg

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Wow !! I absolutely love this !! the folk art is fabulous around the frame, and the 'horsey' is fabulous, a gorgeous card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

so pretty Christine.

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