Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We're Back

Sorry for the long delay, but we're back!
The manufacturers continue to jump on the die bandwagon.  There is no end in sight, for the number of designs available. Sometimes we look at a die, and wonder where to start with it - in the case of these 2 'dot' dies, one needs to remember that the positive is as much a design element as the negative.  A perfect example is the Dee's Mini Circles die. The die was intended to be used as Christmas baubles, or any number of circle images.  As you can see, the negative becomes a very contemporary background design.  The sparkly sample has double-sided tape and two colours of glitter used as a base.

The card below is showcasing Penny Black's Dots die.  I find this die cut shows best with a second colour underneath.  When you add colour on top as well, it creates a certain depth to the image. You will want to play with different layers to show this die at its best.

I know that a lot of you are feeling housebound thanks to dear frozen mother nature, so I would like to offer a solution.  We can ship any in-stock product to any London, Ont. address for $5 + HST.  If you live outside the city, within southwestern Ontario, give us a call for a quote.  A package to Windsor ships for $10 + HST (up to 50 lbs. LOL!)