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Good Sunday morning all! Two cards today both using the Pictor Triple Gemini die. For the first card, I started by embossing a piece of milk card with the Blossom Brocade embossing folder to give the background some texture. Using one side of the Pictor die, I cut a piece of vintage silver card, using one cutting edge. I laid my background on top where I wanted it then taped the die to the other side of the silver card so it would be lined up, removed the background, then cut the matching side. Next I went back to the milk card and used the other decorative die of the Pictor and cut it into the edge of the card using the matching cutting edge. I repeated the same process, but this time used my silver piece as a guide to where I needed to tape the die into place on the other side. Removed the background and cut the other side of the card. I taped all the pieces together, then used my scissors to nip away the extra bit of milk card so that it was even with the silver on the sides. I cut the Bern die out of silver card, backed it with milk then cut the centre out to create a frame. I added mounting foam to the back to raise it. I stamped my sentiment (from a Phill Martin stamp set) and seated the frame over it. I cut one more Bern die out of milk card, nipped it in half, then added it to the edges of the silver focal element before attaching it to the centre of the card. I pierced a milk mat, added a thin silver mat and a final milk mat. I cut a strip of cream double pearls down the centre and added a row to the top and bottom edges to complete the card. The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size. Scroll down for card no. 2
For card number two, I decided on a rather unusual colour combo of purple, gold and milk. I cut one side of the Pictor die in milk card twice and backed it in purple card. Next I cut a piece of vintage gold card on the top and bottom edges with the other die in the Pictor set. I taped the purple side pieces in place so they were peeking out from underneath the gold piece. I cut the Zurich die in milk card and added it to the centre of the gold piece. I stamped my sentiment using a Purple Violet Archival ink pad and created a small frame around it using the inside die from the Zurich die set. I added a purple backing to it, then cut the centre out to create the frame. I seated it over my sentiment and then added it to the centre of the card. I added cream flatback pearls as accents and finished the card with milk, gold and purple mats and layers. The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.
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Hi bloggers! First up is a black and white card that you may have spotted during one of my recent set of Christmas shows. It is really lovely, I just wish I could have captured that better for you in the pictures! I started by cutting the Starry night background out of black card that was covered with a sticky adhesive sheet. I peeled the backing off and covered it with Midnight Snow, then added a piece of Icicle card behind to show the stars and moon. I cut the Christmas Cottages in white and stacked them below the moon. I cut a multi layer frame using the Double Pierced Noble Circles and seated it over the scene. I cut the Noel word and added it at the bottom of the scene. Using the Triple Line Merry Christmas, I cut a background using it repeatedly and leaving the words inside the actual cut out for a white on white tonal look. I completed the card with several white poinsettias set off by the black outline and black Dazzler centres. Holly Branches were used as accents around them. white and black mats were used to complete the card. The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7" in size. Scroll down for card number two.
For card number two, I cut the decorative die from the Aurora Star all over a piece of Cobalt Blue card. I added a piece of sticky adhesive to the back and burnished Diamond Snow into the exposed areas of the stars on the front. I cut the piece into three sections and added mounting foam to them. I mounted them on to another piece of coconut white card to create the background. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a Pierced Flag die, adding a slightly larger one in blue as a mat. I cut one more Aurora Star in white, then added it to a backing star covered with a sticky adhesive. I attached the two pieces then added Diamond Sprinkles to it as well. I seated the star at the end of the sentiment strip. White and blue mats with piercing were added to complete the card. The finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size. All for now, Sue x