Friday, 9 February 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

With Valentine's Day on the horizon I thought this week's Friday Die Day
should be a bit 'love..y'!
But look no flowers - I've gone with a manly card featuring the
Die D-Lite set - Gears.

It is a 6 piece die set, approximate measurements are:

Large Spokes Gear: 1.40 x 1.40 in. 3.70 x 3.70 cm
Small Spokes Gear: 1.00 x 1.00 in. 2.50 x 2.50 cm
Gear 1: 0.80 x 0.80 in. 2.10 x 2.10 cm
Gear 2: 0.80 x 0.80 in. 2.00 x 2.00 cm
Gear 3: 0.80 x 0.80 in. 2.00 x 2.00 cm
Gear 4: 0.60 x 0.60 in. 1.40 x 1.40 cm

I rummaged and found some of the Royal and Langnickel engraving card,
it's the same as those scratch art kits where you reveal the metallic colours underneath.
I cut multiple gears and got busy with an emery board.

I deliberately left some of the black and over rubbed some edges to age the die cuts.

I then clustered them in a heart shape and glued each gear to the next.

I then used Classic Hearts nested to create a frame, positioned this over the top
and glued in place.

Mounted onto a kraft card mat and then a kraft card front.
The finished card with a typed and die cut sentiment.

Some close up pics.

Really pleased with how this one turned out,
I guess I can occasionally make a card without a flower or butterfly!

Die set featured today with clickable link - Gears, in stock now.

Also very pleased to say that we have managed to get some of the 
3D Vignette dies earlier than the anticipated March delivery date.
These are the gorgeous designs by Becca Feeken.
If you've pre-ordered they will be on their way.
You can check out the in stock items on the website here.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend - what are you up to?
I'm visiting Bexley Library tomorrow, the author Ben Aaronovich is
going to be there doing a talk and I am a real fan.
If you like crime novels with a bit of magic then check him out.
I will then be back crafting, of course!

Take care friends.


Christine Collins said...

Hi Christine
A brilliant idea for a card, I love it. Enjoy yourself at the Library, I haven't read anything by that author, but do like crime novels, so I'll check him out.
Chris xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning all.
Thank you Christine a brilliant card.
Have a great day tomorrow.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Christine
A Simply Great Card.
Jan x

CraftyCoffey said...

Brilliant card today.


Jean Dyke said...

What a fantastic card Christine, as inspirational as ever! I would never in a month of Sunday's have come up with such a lovely card using. 'Gear' dies! Also the sentiment is so clever too.

Another wet day by the sound of the forecast!
Jean x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Christine and lovely die set. Have a lovely weekend xx hazel

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Christine
Good news about tge Preorders !
I wondered where you were going with the gear dies, but then the lovely finish!
So clever!
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

Loving your card Christine , great idea on how to use these gears n cogs .
Have a lovely weekend
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A great card, love how you have used the gears.
Enjoy the talk.

Jackie Durrant said...

What a super card Christine, just love what you have done xx

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card Christine. Like anything with gears on it . Thank you for sharing this. Enjoy your weekend.

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card Christine. Simple but so effective. Laura O Springfield

Ann said...

Hi Christine

Fabulous card so unusual

Hugs Annxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Wow Wow Wow !!! I adore how you have distressed these cogs and gears, I also love your 'compilation' of these die-cuts, a truly beautiful card and a lovely sentiment too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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