Tuesday, June 30, 2015

These are a couple of great cutting dies from Hot Off The Press. In the sample below, we have die cut the wildflowers from white cardstock, and used some Distress Ink in Peeled Paint to colour the leafy stems. The flowers have been die cut a second time from white cardstock, and embossed with a folder pattern before being coloured with Distress Inks. The dragonfly was cut from lavender cardstock and a tight patterned stamp image was stamped in black to create his texture.

You'll find that these flower-heads could be layered up with actual die-cut flowers if you didn't care for these shapes. The Hello Ferns set has the four dies including the 'hello'. In the card sample, we've used an embossing folder with a tight pattern to give the fern on the right some nice texture. Both ferns were cut from green cardstock and Distress Ink was added to create some shadows. Both of these are fun sets for some summer images. If the ferns are done up in blacks, browns and greens, this can make a really nice masculine card.

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