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Monday, 3 June 2019

Leafy Swirl Aperture Clarity Fresh Cut Die - Two Birthday Cards

Hello my Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

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. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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20 comments:

ALI said...

2 gorgeous cards, they are lovely dies x

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous and so dramatic. I love them.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

so eye catching, great dies and background

pam said...

Two stunning cards Jackie, love the pretty die used.
Hugs Pam x

Jan Ltc said...

Love them xx Jan

Littlelamb said...

Two lovely cards Jackie. Thank you. I did something similar recently when using my Cricut Maker. Having taken the cut off the mat I found all the negative pieces stuck on the mat. Took them off similar to you. Only had glitter available so used that. Saves throwing the pieces away. Take care and have a good week.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Two fabulous cards Jackie, that is a gorgeous die.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Wendy L said...

They both look fab Jackie. I do love Gilding Flakes, mine have run out, next on shopping list, xxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW these are both stunning, Love the colours and that die, Have a super week, Hazelxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Jackie
Gr Karin

Kathy said...

These are just stunning, Jackie.

https://michellescraftzone.blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful cards Jackie. Love the negative and positive effect on the same style card and those gilding flakes really make it pop. I end up with most of the gilding flakes stuck to me when I used them. Black and gold great combo too.
Have a great day
Michelle x

Andree said...

Wonderfully elegant cards Jackie and a great idea to use the 'waste' xxx

karenlotty said...

What a beautiful two-fer I struggle to capture the waste pieces and will try your way

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

These are beautiful Jackie, so dramatic, I love them!

June x

Katie said...

Stunning card

marilyn needham said...

Lovely cards. Now then here's a daft question, is there anyway you can use just to get the back of the die cut piece sticky, instead of using glue ? See I told you it was a daft question. thankyou.

Lori Kobular said...

Two lovely and beautiful cards! That die is beautiful and I love the glitter flakes!

Janice said...

Pretty die Jackie. Love the black against the gilding flakes, two lovely cards.
Janice x

Carole J said...

These are sensational cards, Jackie, and I love that there is no waste! The design of the die is so pretty and you have framed it beautifully. xx