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Monday, 25 January 2016

CCM #156 Punches and/or Dies

Our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers today is punches and/or dies. I have gone for just dies on my project.

156 Punches and-or Dies

I used the new Marianne edge dies to create a curved panel, and keeping the die in place one side, and using the edge of the other die in the set I masked off the white loopy edge and coloured the panel with Distress Inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple.

156 Punches and-or Dies angle

I matted this layer onto an embossed layer, and then I die cut lots of Crafters Companion flowers, and having embossed them I inked through the dies with the same colours I used in the panel. I did add Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover to colour the leaves. I also added some sparkle with the Crafters Companion clear sparkle pen to the larger flowers and all around the edge of the lowest layer, which I previously created by just gently inking with a couple of the colours used in the main panel just to the very edge of the card.

156 Punches and-or Dies sparkle

The pic above shows the sparkle I hope!

I am entering this into the following:-

CCC Digi Creations – #41 Use Die Cuts
Craft Your Passion – #296 Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart – #96 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – Jan: Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar – Jan: Something New
Creative Loops – New (dies)
Die Cut Divas – New Technique, Die, Stamp, Colours (All my dies are new)
Ecclectic Ellapu – Dec: Purple Team Cards to Die For
MHK Designs – Jan/Feb: Inspiration Board (I chose the flowers as my inspiration)
Open Minded Crafting – Something New (All the dies)
Scrappy Hands – Plant
Where The Heart Is – #5 Anything Goes

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