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Good Sunday morning all! I have a double bill of Noble dies for today's blog post. First up are the Ovals. I started by embossing a piece of white card with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder for some background texture. Next I cut the "frames" with the oval dies in three different sizes, but with each one of these, rather than keeping the dies equal distance apart, I pulled one side together to create a sort of elliptical frame. With each set of these, I inked them while they were still in the die using Barely Nude Colour Cloud. I removed the dies and added mounting foam to each of the frames. I seated them on my background with the thinner edges on top of each other so they appear to be radiating outwards from that point. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags and lightly inked it as well. I seated the sentiment across the frames then created a flower using the Perfect Peony die. I inked the edges with the same colour and then "sugared" it with Iced Snow. I seated the flower on the end of the strip with some Lace Edged leaves and Dandelion Clocks as accents. I added a side view butterfly from the Magical Butterfly set cut out of coconut white card as a finishing touch to the outer frame edge. I completed the card with a white on white pierced mat and layer. The finished dimensions are 8" x 8 1/2" in size. Scroll down for card number two.
Card number two uses the Double Pierced Noble Circle Set B dies. I started this card exactly the same way with a white Jacobean Floral embossed background (yes I do like that folder! LOL) Next I cut a large frame out of black card using the Circles. While the card was still in the die, I carefully moved it on to the Jacobean Floral folder with the cutting edge of the die away from the folder. I covered it with a tan mat and several pieces of card as a shim and then added the raspberry adaptor plate. Leaving the folder open, I ran it through the Platinum machine to emboss just the centre area on the frame. Before removing it from the die, I lightly rubbed it with Enchanted Gold Gilding wax to enhance the design. I added mounting foam to the back of the frame. I embossed a piece of vintage gold card with the same folder and rubbed it with Midnight Gilding Wax. I buffed it then seated the frame over it and trimmed the excess away. I stamped a sentiment then created a frame from the Belgian tag out of gold and black card and seated it over the sentiment, then added it to the centre of the card. As a floral accent, I cut enough Exquisite Poppies out of gold card too create five flowers and I arranged them on the circular frame, seating them with black jute bows and olive branch leaves. The card was completed with white, black and gold mats and layers. The finished dimensions are 8" x 8"in size.
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