Friday, 29 June 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

Whoosh and it is Friday!
At this rate Christmas will be here before we know it...
(that's my rather obvious link to today's festive blog post!) 

I wanted to share with you a project that I didn't get around to
on my recent Hochanda shows featuring the Open Me Stamp and Die Set.

 To start place an A4 piece of watercolour card (landscape) onto your scoreboard
(or use your mat and ruler).
Score at 3.5 and 7 inches.  Remove and cut at 10.5 inches. 

Fold along each score line.
Cut at 6 inches vertically to create your card height.

Gather together your Open Me tree stamp, embossing ink and embossing powder.

Stamp, sprinkle and heat set to reveal the very pretty tree.

Colour with whatever you fancy, I've chosen watercolour paints, this design
works wonderfully with pens, pencils, oxide inks and more.

Once coloured, position the tree die over the image and fix with some removable tape.
To partial die cut ensure the top cutting plate just covers half the tree.

Once partially cut, move to your trimmer and carefully trim away the 
top and bottom section, don't go too close, you can always use scissors to finish.

You then have your partial die cut tree on the flap of the card.

I've stamped a sentiment across the bottom that goes on both outside and inside.
A stamp platform is a blessing here!

To finish I tied it closed with twine.
This would make a great money/gift card wallet for Christmas.
Swirl Insert Booklet has the exact die to create a gift card holder,
(I, of course, thought of that just now, not when making the card!)

Open Me Stamp and Die Set is available on the website here.
I will be returning to non-Christmas tomorrow! 

Take care friends, have a great Friday.


hazel young said...

Fabulous card Christine, love the die and stamp sets. Thanks for sharing your demo xx hazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Fantastic card-love it.


margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
What a beautiful tree embossed in Gold!
Love the tutorial too, thank you!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely card, liking the look of these sets.

Lynda's craft's said...

Lovely card Christine thanks for the inspiration for Christmas cards. Love the Die.
we have to start thinking about them soon. But hard when the sun is shining
Hug's Lynda xx

Sheila Howard said...

Hi Christine this is lovely. Love all these new spellbinders sets. I am clearing out/rearranging my craft room and then thinking about Christmas cards. Thanks for your inspiration x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely die and stamp set. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Brenda said...

Hello Christine, Beautiful Card, This die set is at the top of my wish list.i have Love it since you featured it a few weeks ago. Love Brenda xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, I love this technique !! and how effective is this card, I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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