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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

...rainbow hello!


Evening all. It was a glorious evening here tonight, I hear we are due for rain tomorrow, but it was beautiful here this eve - didn't see a lot of it tho - busy, busy. Just time to pop up a card for you.

I don't think I have even shown you the Brogue dies yet so I'll begin with this card. Super simple.


This is one of the dies in the new Brogues dies set that we just released. The brogue dies were meant to compliment the masculine sets at WMS, such as My Kind of Guy, but they are hugely versatile, I can see lots of projects benefiting from a brogue border. 

For this evening's card, I used the plain border - it produces a brogue pattern on one side of the cut and a handy pinked edge on the other side. I made my card with a bunch of these borders.

http://www.waltzingmousestamps.com/collections/new/products/brogue-die-set

I just cut five borders with the die and taped a piece of contrasting card along the back side of each cut. I arranged them in a pleasing layout and trimmed them to suit my card front size. I used a little foam tape on some of them to give abit of rise.


I die cut a hello sentiment (using this die) in white and then again in each of the 5 contrasting colours. I separated a letter from each colour and stuck those to the reverse of my white 'hello' - love how these cast a little rainbow shadow to match my colour pops. Quite like this wee card!


http://www.waltzingmousestamps.com/products/mini-hello-die-set

These brogue dies have lots and lots of little circles to cut and I like to use a stiff brush to help me just pop those all out. I get rid of most of them this way and only have to poke one or two stubborn circles out if I'm using thick card. Paper just seems to come away perfectly every time.


Also, can you see something interesting here?


What if I showed it to you in...gold?
These are the little negative shapes produced by the brogue dies - these make great confetti for shaker cards - I'm gathering a little bottle-full of gold ones!

Hope it tickles!

15 comments:

  1. REally like this - bold and bright and lovely!

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  2. What a sweet card and double the fun with the confetti created by the die! Love it in gold!!!!

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    1. I know, I'm hoarding the gold dots!! :) Thanks for popping in Jill!

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  3. I love these dies. You are right, they are so versatile. All the detail on those borders is just gorgeous and I love how you layered them up. I meant to order them last time and forgot!!!! I will defo get them next time!

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    1. Thanks Kate! Yep I'm liking how they are working out - I was worried that the might be restrictive, but actually there's lots to do with these!

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  4. Aww... these dies are absolutely lovely, Claire!

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  5. I love the straight die! You're going to have a massive pile of gold dots soon! x

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  6. So pretty! I love that border!!! So clever to save the gold dots for confetti too!

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  7. Great card Claire...super...and the waste is great too LOL.
    Yes, some lovely weather but it's raining in Cookstown tonight....wanted to head off for the day tomorrow but wont....next week maybe.

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  8. Love this Claire!! So cool and modern! Love the colors, love the layout, and love the color behind the word "hello". WOW!

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  9. I'm feeling the need to order this die set! Your card is so bright and happy. Love the 'hello' with the jello colors underneath.

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  10. Oh, now you broke my good intentions!! I thought I didn't need that die, now I think I DO need it!! Love what you did with both dies!! Hugs, H

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