Thursday, January 21, 2016

Love this Die

Hello crafty friends,

Today, I have these two cards showcasing the beautiful Whispers Oriental Fan die:

As soon as I saw this die, I knew I wanted to pair it with my dancing girl stamp. So for my first card, I didn't let the word oriental in the die's name stop me.  I broke the seal on my new (xmas gift from my brother) Zig Brush Pens and water colored my Tilda.  She's not perfect, because this was my first time using the pens and I need a ton more practicing w/them, but I love how she turned out. Once she was colored, I set her aside to dry and started die cutting my die elements. 

I wanted red to be a strong focus color, so I die cut the Whispers Oriental Fan and the Express Edges Spanish Hola die from red glitter cardstock.  I stamp "felicitaciones" (congratulations) on a piece of white cardstock and fussy cut a thin banner.  I glued my HOLA behind the sentiment banner and arranged all my elements on the card front, which I had already added a strip of red glitter cardstock and pattern paper to.   

On my second card I went with die's intended oriental theme.  I started with a piece of water color like pattern paper for my card's background.  I used a chinese character background stamp called thank you and a little couple from an old oriental stamp set I had.  I die cut two Whispers Oriental Fans in black and arranged them on the card behind my little stamped couple.  The two fans created the perfect ornament for this card.  Next I fussy cut a banner and added my die cut "thank you" using the "thank" and "you" from the Everyday Complements die.  

This was a fun die to work with and I already have a couple more ideas for it. Thanks for stopping bye, leave me some feedback or links to your projects using some of these die.

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  1. Two awesome cards Mary! I love the Tilda Dancing Girl image and the fan looks perfect with her and I love the little couple on your other card! Great job showcasing this wonderful die!

  2. Oh wow, Mary, these are absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you used the fan die!! It's now on my wish list!! Love how you have Tilda doing a fan dance!! They are both fabulous!!