Saturday, October 5, 2019

Getting to Know a New Die

Back again - how is your WCMD going?  I recently treated myself to this intricate Joy die and today was my first time playing with it.

supplies: gold and a tiny bit of red glitter cardstock, Doodlebug Christmas dps, Spellbinders Joy die

First, I simply cut the design from gold glitter cardstock, then looked around for something to back it with.  I liked the text background from this grouping of Doodlebug papers that I think came in a past Card Kit from Simon.  Then I added some green with another unknown snowflake dp.  To finish I added just one of the flowers in the center of the "o".  Simple to make; the intricacy of the die does all the work!

Since the die is long and narrow, I followed suit with the size of my card.....this one is about 3 3/8" X 5 1/2".  

Next I used all the tiny dies included in this set to paper-piece it.  

supplies: kraft, Lipstick Red, Schoolhouse Red, Green Apple, Green Leaf , Gumdrop Green, and gold glitter card, Joy die

I started with a medium green to cut out the die, then added 2 other greens, lighter and darker, for the holly leaves and pine sprigs, and also paper-pieced in the flowers and berries in 2 shades of red.  I used the leftovers from above to fill in my letters, then glued everything onto a kraft base, framed in red.  This one measures 3 1/4" X 5 1/2".

It really didn't take that long to cut the extra pieces and add them to the design, probably because this die is not a huge one.  Just right, in my opinion!

It's great to be getting a start on my Christmas cards!


Dawn T said...

What a stunner Lin. Both cards are so beautiful. It really is a lovely die

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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties with that JOY die, Lin, but my fave is card two - adore how you paper pieced it!!

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE these cards, Lin! I have this die also, but haven't played with it yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa Elton said...

I like the sparkle, these are terrific Lin!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what gorgeous cards Lin - great use of the fabulous die makes for a pair of amazing cards