Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Teeny Dies

Hi! How are you?
Whether you're at work or enjoying a vague lie-in, I thought we'd look at making the most of the small things.
The smaller bits of kit that are the add-ons.
The under dogs, Cinderellas...you get the picture!
I've brought back a favourite die today as it's back in stock.
But we're going to look at the little eyelet designs that come in addition to the main die. You could obviously place them over the holes created by the die or make a whole card just using them!
I've left them connected together. Unless I really want an individual placed shape, these smaller dies have a habit of disappearing in my craft space, so the bigger the shape, the more chance I have of keeping tabs on it!
 I've simply laid out the dies onto my card, turning them to create a more interesting pattern and die cutting them in a swirly form.
 I then cut out lots of colours from odd bits of card and paper that hadn't quite reached the bin! I overlapped shapes and added centres into the holes by adhering a layer of acetate behind the front of the card, so I'd got something to anchor them all onto.
 Simple really- and perfect for a guy or girls card. One of the shapes looks like a bolt and the other a cog, so you could really make some interesting shapes. One of the ideas I had was to create a fluid DNA type pattern that would be great for a man-card, but that's for another day. The stamp set is Really Rosemaling and I love the font they've used for the sentiments
Hope you've been inspired to dig out your little shapes and make something completely new with them!
See you next week!
Keren xx


Craftychris said...

I think this is awesome! Such a clever idea xxx

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE it..such a great and inspiring card!