I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead. We had a busy weekend but thankfully no hospital visits. On Sunday we had a lovely day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester, with our daughter and son-in-law. There have made many improvements since we were last there and we had fun finding the Lego dinosaurs that were scattered around the park.
I was very lucky and for my birthday I received the Leafy Swirl Aperture Fresh Cut die from Claritystamp. The friend who showed me how to use the waste from Fresh Cut dies gave me the die.
This is the die cut from the aperture die I used the Double Pierced Square dies from Creative Expressions to give it a border. I stuck it to a double sided sticky sheet, cut to size, and covered it with gilding flakes. Using gilding flakes this way is a lot easier than using glue.
This is the card using the waste. The trick is to remove the die cut and to keep the waste pieces in place in the die. Some did pop out and I replaced them Then with another sticky sheet I placed it over the die to pick up the pieces. Once this was done I used Gilding flakes again.
I do like how you can get the positive and the negative of the image. The Happy Birthday die I used on both is from Crafter's Companion.
Here they are together. I had no definite plans for them it is just good to have birthday cards available when I need them.
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Have a great week.
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