Thursday, July 5, 2018

One Die - Three Cards

Good morning! Ardyth here with some fun cards, all using the same die. I started playing with the chevron border die from Elegant Stitched Dot Edge Dies and then my brain exploded! Well, enough to create these 3 cards, anyway! lol!

Let me walk you through my thought process.

This is where I started. I thought it would be fun to create diamonds with the chevron border die. I cut a panel with the largest Stitched Dot Rectangle and then lined up my chevron die. I used my grid work surface and a ruler to make sure the die was straight on my panel and then taped it down for cutting. I then moved the die and cut the other side.  I blended inks in rainbow order on another white panel and then stacked the 2 panels together. I stamped thanks (from Beautiful Rose) 3 times with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. I attached the panels to a black card base. I started looking at it and wondering if I could get more diamonds on the panel......

...and of course the answer is yes. I started on one side of the panel and worked my way across. I left it all white and on one level to create a sophisticated yet subtle background - perfect for a wedding or anniversary card.  But my slightly-OCD mind noticed that it wasn't symmetrical, so I tried again.....

...this time I placed the border die with the points on the centre line of my panel and worked my way out from there. I blended pink, orange and yellow inks on the rows of diamonds on either side of the centre line and added some gems for sparkle.


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1 comment:

Aileen said...

I cant believe how fantastic these three cards look all with the use of a couple or one I wasn't totally sure there line dies. I love all three cards but cant imagine ever being able to achieve as I can never ever line anything up but I will continue to admire from afar your absolutely skill at this.