Sunday, June 15, 2014

Because today is Father's Day...

Here are two cards I posted back in March

For this card I used four pieces of coordinating pattern paper and some brown card stock for my tag.  I took my favorite dad die, the Sweet Spots #1 Dad and die cut it out of brown polka dot pattern paper.  I used nesting circle dies to create the rest of my layer circle element.   Next I die cut two of the Sweet Phrases Just For You using the same brown polka dot pattern paper.  I layer small pieces of the same yellow line pattern paper behind the Sweet Phrases Just For You die cuts and I positioned the two Sweet Phrases Just For You die cuts next to each other over the tag on dimensional squares.

For my second card, I used the same background pattern paper, but this time I paired it with a wood grain pattern paper.   I just can't seem to stop using wood grain pattern paper lately :)

The wood grain  pattern paper gave me the idea to make my die cuts look like inlay work.  This technique takes a little more planning, but it's not hard at all.   I started by getting my card base ready.  Next I determined what size my wood grain element would be... I knew I wanted to mat it, so I took that into consideration.   I cut my dark brown mat and wood grain  pattern papers to size.  

When I was ready to die cut,  I placed the wood grain pattern paper on my cutting mat and positioned the dies where I wanted them... remembering to keep the pattern side facing the dies.  Now I had wood grain positive and negative die cuts of the Sweet Spots #1 Dad die and the Whispers Medal die. 

Next I took dark brown pattern paper and die cut another set of the Sweet Spots #1 Dad die and the Whispers Medal die.  Die placement for these cuts wasn't important, but to save paper I used the center of the paper piece I was using to mat the wood grain pattern paper.   

Once I had my two sets of die cuts.  I inlaid the die cuts pieces.  Come closer... just between you and me, while working on the inlay I broke the #1 dad circle, but I "fixed" it by gluing a tiny twine bow :)  

Well, those are my cards for today.  I hope I have inspired you to make a few cards of your own and maybe even share them with us on our Die-Versions Facebook page.

Until next time...


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