Samstag, 14. Januar 2012

Playing with cutting dies

Did you know, that a cutting die isn´t just a cutting die - but can also be an embossing tool?!

Though I knew it, I never tried it myself - until now....

1) For today´s project I cut red cirlce-strips with a border die and adhered it to my card. 

2) Then I put my silicone shim UNDER my card so that the die would not cut through the card but only leave an impression... you have to play a little with the correct thickness of your stack of plates and shims depending on what embossing machine you have.

And this is my result:

An aunt of mine will need a surgery in about 2 weeks and I need a card to ensure her, that we think of her and care about her....

She was the one who taught me to sew, when I was a child - so every time I think of her, I have a sewing or seamstress theme in mind...

This is what I came up with:

I´d like to participate in these challenges with my card:

Papertrey Ink´s Make it Monday Challenge (using border dies for creating a background)

Thanks for visiting me today!

15 Kommentare:

  1. This is a lovely and elegant card Ulina! I'm sure your aunt will love it! Hope her surgery goes ok.
    Love Pearl x

  2. I love it, and love the tip too. My aunt taught me to sew, crochet, draw etc. Aunts are wonderful people aren't they. I hope her surgery goes well. Hugs lin

  3. Uli, this is so elegant and so beautifully executed. I love red, and this is gorgeous. Hugs, dj

  4. Sew pretty Uli! I love dress forms and sewing stuff on cards! The embossing is beautiful! Love the red & black too!

  5. what a great idea to emboss with a die,instead of cutting! I like your card,and will try that too!hope,your aunt will get well soon
    Greetings Erni

  6. Hi Uli
    this is so very elegant
    hugs sarah x

  7. Eine wunderschöne elegante Karte...Gefällt mir sehr gut.
    lg Monika

  8. How wonderful! I really love the final effect of the different borders! And I hope your aunt's surgery goes well :) This will definitely brighten her recovery!

  9. Wow !! I love the colors and the cutting die and the embossed background with the same pattern ! So elegant !

  10. This is lovely!! I'm sure your aunt will be delighted with it ... Hope you are having a lovely evening

  11. Gorgeous card! Love everything about it.

  12. Liebe Uli, wie immer tolle Karte entworfen, sie sogar geprägt! Zu deiner Frage woher ich die Schokolade habe, in der Wollzeile im 1. Bezirk bei Fa. Berger-wenn du mal Dienstag oder Mittwoch in die Wollzeile kommst, dann besuch mich doch bei Palmers;-)LG Gerlinde

  13. Wow Ulina this is fabulous , have tried a few times to do this but my results where terrible , wil give it another go. Fabulous card and the the bold colors and elegant design.


  14. Hey Ulina! Thanks for linking this up to the Die Cutting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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