Friday 28 September 2012

Friday Die Day!

Hello friends,
Friday Die Day is a little different today, I've decided to revisit some dies I used last year 
for a Spellbinders Blog Frenzy.
I love how these collections work together, within the Accents you always get a beautiful strip/border die and within the Motifs an assortment of what I call 'pendant' dies.

I've done a step by step tutorial to make a white on white aperture card.
Not a tag!!!

Create a 6 x 4 inches white card.
Position S5-058 Ironwork Accents circle die template to the front top half of the card for a window/aperture.

 Adhere foam pads to the back of the cut-out.
 Align this to the front of your card - for precision, I find it better to close the card and 
apply the cut-out from the front. Attach bling.
Cut/emboss five of the decorative borders from the S5-058 Ironwork Accents. 
Lay the long decorative borders in a pattern across the lower half of your card until you are happy with the design.
 Adhere. Trim at the edge and attach more bling!
 Stamp ‘Love’ sentiment using silver Clearsnap Colorbox Ink and Flourishes Lace Heart Stamp Set.
Align your S4-114 Standard Circles die template, cut/emboss.
Attach this to your top die-cut in the aperture. Cut/emboss two further smaller Ironwork designs, attach to top left and bottom right of aperture. Voilá!
Another version saying 'Happy Birthday'.
The idea could be used with any of the Accents and Motif dies.
A very bright summery photo - nothing like today's weather at all!
Just to let you know a few more items have been added to my Amazon shop,
I wasn't able to source the Square Bracket Edge Box die but I have added the Square Petal Top Box.
A few Christmassy dies appearing - snowflakes and the brilliant Impressabilities  too.

I hope you all have fun weekend plans, I'm spending tomorrow evening with all my family and on 
Sunday I'm going to the cinema - I cannot remember the last time I went to see a film!
In between I think I will be doing a fair amount of crafting - happy days! 
Have a lovely weekend everyone.


Rosie said...

You've done it again, Christine! The Ironworks sets are so versatile and I love your take on it, especially the 5 strip border.

Unknown said...

Hi Christie, WOW I have these dies, had them for a while. Have not had them out for ages so guess what they will be making an appearance soon. I love your tutorials as, (it must be an age thing), but I find just reading instruction I cannot get it right but pictures mean I am more successful. I love all your ideas.


baconbits said...

love these cards very stunning.
AManda x

kelly said...

WOW Christine this is so elegant I love it!
Have a great Friday!

nmty said...

Hi Christine, great demo today and two stunning white cards. I Love them.

DIY for us this weekend! enjoy your cinema trip and your family gathering.

lv norma

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is really pretty Christine, I have both these sets so I will be having a play! Thank you for the inspiration x

norma said...

i love the things you can do with these dies,ive been looking for them for ages,keep up your good work
best wishes

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A truly lovely card, white on white and a bit of bling, just gorgeous. I love the ironworks dies, they are beautiful.
Like Wilma above, I love the way how you use 'words' and 'pictures' in your tutorials, it must be an 'age think', because when there are just words, I find I have to re-read a couple of times to understand what has been done, when there are piccies alongside, it is much easier, thank you Christine.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Morning Christine lovely cards really like what you have done with these dies. have a good weekend xx hazel

Chloe's Nan said...

Wonderful FDD as always Christine. I'm with Wilma (Scottish Crafter)on this too, your tutorials are brilliant and the pictures help so much. I too have these dies and have been trying to get ideas for a card for my step daughters winter themed wedding! Plenty to think about now thank you.
Have a great weekend everyone x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Beautiful card and beautifully explained. I have these dies and havent really used them so thank you for the inspiration

Sue xxx

Bea said...

Morning Christine
- love these two cards and although I don't have the ironworks set I have a couple of others that I will try these ideas with - thanks - I always look forward to FDD.

Janice said...

Hi Christine, this card is so elegant, I love white on white too. The shaped aperture is stunning.
I love everything about this card, you give me so much inspiration!
Thank you so much for another great FDD, have a wonderful weekend.
Janice x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Hi Christine. Love these step by step demoes so easy for me to follow. Love the white on white. Really pretty use of the borders. Thankyou. Have a good weekend.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine
Two lovely cards,white on white is so striking,your tutorials are really great,it must take so long to do,but thank you.
I really look forward to F D D. x.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Well chick you have done it again,

Two beautiful cards along with a great demo , i have these dies so will be having a play later today.

Enjoy your Cinema and family weekend.

Take Care
Elaine H X

Sarah said...

I love the Ironworks die set so gorgeous. Beautiful card Christine. Love the white on white look. Have a great weekend.

Sarah x

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, great dies, excellent tutorial and such beautiful cards, love them. Hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy the film. Crafty hugs, Anne x

HiggiSue said...

Fabulous Chris. May do this with my Persian set.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine - yippee the rain has stopped!!
A simply stunning card today, ideal for wedding i think, love the idea of the aperture.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Great tutorial as usual, I don't have the ironwork dies but I think I could use some that are similar. Love the white on white its so effective.
Have a great weekend, enjoy.

Debbie said...

Really beautiful dearie.You are an inspiring lady.Thanks for the fab tutorial.Hugs Debbie x

Sue B said...

What a very pretty card & thanks for the tutorial. I have these dies but don't really use them-----until now! Enjoy your weekend.

Ita said...

Good Morning Christine,this is a great tutorial,and easy to follow,thanks for the inspirition,I am having a brain block at the moment,I have spent all the week trying to make some cards, and ended up with 2 I am not happy with,have a great weekend with your family and enjoy the cinera

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Super tutorial today, love the card.I have'nt got that set of dies, but as you say, you can always adapt a card by using similar sets of Spellbinders.
Thanks for update on boxes, I did visit your 'shop' yesterday, i do hope you are able to continue your search for Bracket Top Box dies, I have the Petal top Box die and its a lovely box.
Enjoy your family weekend. Went to Cinema Tuesday to see: Anna Karenina' enjoyed it but not as good as the book!
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
this is a wonderful card with wonderful ideas. The tutorial is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Christine - My favourite is FRIDAY DIE DAY. Thanks for this inspirational tutorial and wonderful card. I shall be making this this weekend but at time of writing the sun is shining brightly so must now make the most of this by tidying up the garden!
Enjoy your family day and the cinema.
ValC x

Planetsusie said...

So so pretty Christine. I love these dies and don't use them enough! I love the plain white with just the bling. Gorgeous.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

PS Thanks for the info about the stamp - I am just off to source it.

BJ Searcy said...

I loved your card so much, I used your idea and made my version of it. I did mine with the Moroccan Accents and made a smaller card. Instead of a 5 stripe border I did only 2. Thanks for sharing, I love your work and look forward to it everyday.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, such a pretty card and great demo..when I first got these dies, a long time ago it seems, I used them all the time, but not recently..thanks for reminding me to get them out! Carole Z X

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I love what you've done here with the Dies..:)..I don't have these ones but have got the Parisian Accents/Motifs, so am going to have a go with these. I tend to make A5 cards, so think it will look just as good..(I hope!)..Have a great

AnneRD said...

Lovely card Christine and great demonstration of the use of the dies. Anne

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Christine
This card is stunning. I have been looking through my dies to see which borders I have could be substituted as I don't have ironworks.
Any ideas??
Have a lovely weekend

Pinkers said...

Lovely cards Christine, I got these dies as a present and will definetly use them now, only thing is do you put a insert in and how do you do it, or do you just write in it. thanks Susan.xx

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