quarta-feira, 2 de março de 2016

{ SIZZIX } Cards by Pete Hughes



A little more time....

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Sometimes you are struggling to come up with new ideas while running out of time; occasionally, you have too many ideas and too little time, especially when you have a fabulous collection of dies to work with like this Wildflower set from Tim Holtz .

The dies I have used today are.....
I haven't used any fancy techniques and there are no long drawn out instructions to wade through, I just wanted the beauty of the dies speak for themselves where possible.
Here are the dies and I know they don't look like much at the moment but there are so many possibilities to explore, I made all seven cards this morning and if I had more time at my disposal I would have happily made 70! I started by cutting three blank olive green cards ready to dress.

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And here are the results, just simple dark blue die-cuts and stamped sentiments.

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For the next card I used low tack sticky tape to mask off a strip on the front of my ivory base card before applying some Distress Ink to mimic the colours of sunrise which I masked off before spritzing with water to get a mottled effect.

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Here is the finished card with a dark brown die-cut flower added together with a stamped sentiment.

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Next up, I attached a rectangle of hessian to the face of a small white base card.

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Ivory flower, string tied in a bow and a stamped sentiment trimmed into a banner....easy!

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For the next card I die-cut several flowers in my chosen colour palette before attaching them to a rectangle of white card and trimmed it to size. I matted the rectangle onto olive card before attaching to a larger white rectangle.

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I rounded off the corners and matted the rectangle onto an olive card before stamping the word 'shine' onto white card and cropping with a Framelits circle. I matted the white circle onto and olive circle before attaching to the base card using adhesive foam pads.

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For the final card I took a rectangle of white card and applied several shades of Distress Ink before spritzing with clean water to get that lovely mottled effect again. Once dry, I then die-cut the flower from the card.

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I stamped the background text and sentiment onto the base card in two shades of grey ink  before attaching the flower and I added a few adhesive pearls for decoration.

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Great dies, simple cards...'nuff said!


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