Sunday, 1 July 2012

An afternoon of die cutting...

I do enjoy using my Big Shot and cutting dies.  Most of the time though I end up just cutting things out and not doing a lot with them but today I got to grips with it and produced some cards...

The first one is a gatefold card Tim's Distressed Doily, then I made an insert using the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die ( which is VERY fiddly to use) and one of the Fancy Tags.



I've also finally worked how to emboss the dies properly in the machine and am now using 2 rubber mats instead of 1.


This is the Memory Box Madera Corner cut 4 times.  I've totally stolen this idea from here but thought it would look really good in black and white. I can see me using this layout quite a lot



And then there's the reverse version.  I used some Memory Box Pinwheel dies dipped in glitter for the centre of this.


Hope you like them!

15 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards! Great inspiration as I have all those dies and they don't get much use!

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, these are simply amazing, gorgeous xx

Heather said...

Gorgeous results Carol. I have always fancied a die cutting machine but couldn't justify the expense as I'm not good at making cards. One day, perhaps, if I get much better at it!

Chris said...

Carol, your cards are gorgeous. I love love love the memory box cards, another die for my wish list....

Netty said...

wow the results are stunning Carol. Wishing you a happy week ahead, Annette x

butterfly said...

These are gorgeous... I love the gatefold card: the colours and patina are just beautiful.

sam21ski said...

Wow Carol you have been busy. Love the colours of your gate fold card and that corner die is so intricate - lovely

Sam xxx

herminesplace said...

They all look amazing, I love the die you have used in the blacj and white ones, so delicate

Sid said...

Lovely pieces !! Beautiful and delicate !

Neet said...

Like them? Love them! Surprising how you can use multiples of a die to get a good shape isn't it? I love the first one - the colours are really good together.
Hugs, Neet xx

Rosie said...

SO pretty - and I'm another one who rarely gets the dies out, but you've inspired me!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic cards Carol! I love using dies, but usually get frustrated ad I only do die cutting ad and when needed. Which means that I have to de-clutter my desk first, whilst in a middle of a project. Must try to do some cutting in bulk sometime. But then, what card should I choose??? Decisions, decisions!!! Lol

Minxy said...

Ello stranger, it's been a while since I hopped on over, sorry bout that, hope your well, Loving these cards all I can say is Ooooooo Ahhhhhhhh Pretty, I am awaiting the doily die this week, love how you used it x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Gorgeous die cutting. Love them all but i think the first is my favourite as i just love the colours. I really need more TH dies!! Perfect for minibooks & I am the minibook pixie ;0)

Chris Arlington @ My Arty Attempts said...

Very pretty! love your colours too.