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!







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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  11. Gorgeous card! Love everything about it.

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  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

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  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.

    Marie

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  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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