Hi there sweet friends! I have new card to share today with dies I’ve not used before. Sometimes I make a deliberate attempt to use a die contrary to what your intuition tells you to do. Those seems to be the cards to which a reader or two may say, ‘how unique’ or ‘that’s interesting’, but they are also the cards that are closest to my heart. It’s all good, it comes with the territory and sometimes, just sometimes, it really is kind of cool and different at the same time. Last week I was playing with a die cut pocket – this one is very similar to those I introduced in 2012 – I’m seeing them everywhere now, they are quite popular. Most of the time I used them right side up as they should be but I wanted to find an unconventional way to use the Rouge Royale Deux pocket and I did – upside down. I used two of the pockets together to create a topper – they are joined by the flap on the bottom as I do with the hinge method I use to make shaped cards or to make a 5 x 7 card base. For the card base I used Water Lilies Decorative Elements. It would be remiss of me not to float out a little reminder of the card making holiday that is nearly upon us :-) After thinking about it a testing a little poinsettia held on the bow, I think card could actually stand in for a Christmas card – it only needs some holly, berries or bells hanging for that Christmas flavor :-)
Here is an upright version – the size is 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″.
Both of these dies are fun on their own, but together, I think they are kind of special. Here is what they look like when cut. If you notice the die on the left hand side has a flower and there is a line cut almost totally around the top edge of the flower. I took that flower and hooked it on the edge of the filigree on the pocket – then passed a ribbon through the same slit :-) Pure serendipity!!
As it turns out, this card is identical on the front and on the back and my ribbon slipped in to all the slits like it was meant to be!! It is one piece of ribbon that goes from the left to the right plassing through the slit and up over the top of the card and then down through the next slit. I finished the inside with the Water Lilies dies – I use 4 of those die cuts all together – they are glued back to back with the same dies that show on the front.
The tiny little tag from Graceful Tags has matching sentiments that all fit into that tinyness – I decided to use that because I couldn’t bear to cover up the detail on the front :-)
Because of the slit created on the edge of the flowers, it’s oh, so, easy to simply insert a sheet of paper to write a menu, place a picture or write a sentiment on.
Stamps: Spellbinders Graceful Tags Stamp Set
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Venise Lace, Spellbinders Rouge Royale Deux, Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Elements, Spellbinders Graceful Tags, PL-001 Platinum™ Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls
Happy creating!! I’ll be back soon :-)