Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d blog something which I saw Paul make at the weekend, which was very lovely – and really easy!
Have you seen the new Christmas Round dies? They are beautiful. Clever Mel drew these. If you get all 4, then you actually only pay for 3.
click HERE to investigate….
So let’s see how they work.
Because they don’t have an outer cutting edge, they work brilliantly to create the coolest apertures.
Here we are making 4 papercuts in one large 8”x 8” black card.
Tape them in place with low-rack tape, to secure them, and then run them through your mangle of choice.
Mine is the Gemini. I think it is excellent.
Check out the detail of these dies! Absolutely perfect. Each one is a miniature work of art. 3” diameter actually.
Now for a little highlight in the background. Designer parchment is perfect for the job, because it lets through a little light.
Look! By attaching the parchment to the back ( vibrant side peeping through the front cuts)
this creates a beautiful translucent effect.
And when you get up real close, you can see the magic.
This is using my favourite parchment sheet. In fact, we put together a mini pack, called Barb’s Favourite for just that reason!
Anyway, thank you Paul, for the inspiration.
Time to stop and put the kettle on….
Love & Hugs,
PS I’ll a winner for the canvas/card giveaway tomorrow, if I may. I want to sit down and have a good read and a chuckle first.