Friday, 24 August 2012

Die Cutting

It's taken me a while but I'm slowly incorporating die cutting more and more into my cards. The Tim Holtz On the Edge dies add a really interesting dimension to your card shape too.


The card below uses the Memory Box bird cage cut twice with the bird trapped inside.


I used the left over aperture cut out to decorate the inner using the next size up as a border.


21 comments:

butterfly said...

Lovely work, Carol! I recently got the butterflies on ebay, but haven't really played yet - this is full of inspiration! I love the 'shadow' butterflies on the back of the card - beautifully done!
Alison x

margret said...

I love your cards. They are so amazing
Greetings from Germany
Margret

Sarah Anderson said...

lol, I've just posted a die cutting post too! Love how the butterflies stand up on the top of this card, both inside and out. I'm so, so tempted by the snowflake on the edge die

sandee said...

Very, very pretty. I love how you are using the die cuts too! Creative!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

lynne said...

These are stunning and look so complex.
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

wow these are both fabulous...now you have to make your own envelopes to fit these in.... xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous cards, I have been usintpg the on the edge dies quite a lot recently and I love your use of the butterflies. Great dimension and I love the cage . Tracy x

Heather said...

What a lovely card - the soft colours are gorgeous.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Love those butterflies.
I tend to use more die cuts tahn i ever did before & it justifiys the cost of my big Shot back in 2005 :0)

sam21ski said...

Fab couple of cards Carol

Sam xxx

Gay Peplow said...

Two more little beauties, the dies are great fun, I love yours on the top edge! Have a great weekend, xxx

Karin said...

Beautiful Cards Carol.

Dotpat said...

Love these Carol you are too too clever

Paula Whittaker said...

beautiful cards

karen said...

I don't think I have ever seen anyone have as much fun with paper as you do! These are gorgeous.

Pia said...

wauw so wonderful cards
hugs Pia

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous cards Carol! Love the 'trapped' butterflies. I really should use my dies more often - you might have just set me a challenge lol ;).

Suzanne C said...

Very cool designs! Love the butterfly edge! The 3D cage is wonderful! Beautiful cards.

Cath Wilson said...

Love that colour combo on the second one - great idea to use them that way too. Nice to see your die cut creations x

Marilyn Rock said...

These are great Carol!I've missed your art!

Neet said...

What lovely cards - and I do especially like the trapped bird. Great idea (ay I copy, please)
Hugs, Neet xx