Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Sue Wilson dies are absolutely lovely even though a bit large. We have used the Gemini Dies - Phoenix as a border edge in the card below. What you need to know about this die is that it is too wide for most of your pressure machines (Cuttlebug and BigShot). To compensate for this, Bev has cut the border by feeding it through the machine vertically, cutting the border piece to size and then layering the cut piece underneath the top of the card. The die shape is cut from Nellie's Straight Eastern Oval Set. I find this set of stacking dies a lovely unusual shape to play with. As you can see, the dies are very close in size so the framing is nice and tight.

Magenta has the best line of natural images. All of the branches, grasses and leaves provide lots of versatility. We have incorporated one of these images in the card above with a verse from Penny Black. When designing a general occasion card, you can always add your verse and/or sentiment at a later time.

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