Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Easel Wedding Card

There's nothing particularly special about this easel card except I thought I would show you what I did with the Spellbinders Fancy Tag.
I made the sentiment on the computer and wanted to mount it on the card using a fancy tag, but the sentiment was too long to fit in the space, so I did a little modification.

  • I began by arranging the die around one end of the sentiment and rolling it just part-way through the machine cutting just one half it. 
  • I then rolled it back out of the machine, lifted off the die and arranged it around the other end of the sentiment and again rolled it just half way though the machine, cutting the other half, before rolling it back out.
On the left, one half of the sentiment has been cut and the die arranged around the other end of the sentiment, ready to be run through the Cuttlebug to cut the other half.
On the right you can see the finished die-cut compared to the original die.
I thought it was quite a good idea. I have reduced the size of Spellbinders dies many times, but this is the first time that I have enlarged one!
Die Cut Dreams - Weddings 

18 comments:

Victoria said...

I love all your clever ways with dies Chrissie I really do! Fab card, all the different textures make it very 'wow'
Love
Victoria
x

Judy said...

just beautiful... I love it.
Judy

Stamps and Paper said...

A really clever way of extending your die...must give this a try sometime, thank you Chrissie for sharing this with us and your card is gorgeous.

Anne

Valerie said...

Beautiful Chrissie I love the pearl stopper :)
Val x

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, well ya lost me on the die, how come in no leave an imprint?mmm will have to play at it to see what you do, after me hols of course, sue,x

Vicky Hayes said...

That is VERY clever! Thanks for sharing your tips Chrissie. I love the white-on-white look you've created here.

Anne said...

I always know the card's been made by you even before it's confirmed! Another stunner Chrissie and great work with the die. Hugs x

TAM said...

Another superb card - thanks for the explanation on how you elongated the tag die - must try that one sometime

Jan said...

A stunning card Chrissie thanks for the tip xx Jan

Evgenia said...

Really clever idea! Thank you for sharing! And i totally love your card!

thank you for playing with us at Die cut dreams!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous card - you are a master of white on white!

jules said...

Hi Chrissie, i think it's special! it's gorgeous!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline said...

Beautiful easel card, and such a great idea to elongate the die cut and get more from the dies.

Sue said...

It is a beautiful card Chrissie, and thank you so much for the tip with the die, really clever. Sue.x

Faith A said...

Love the white on white a lovely card

craftykitten said...

I agree with what Anne said Chrissie, you have a sytle all of your own - they are fabulous and this is no exception. Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cut Dreams this time. Good luck.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Pink Digger Crafts said...

What a gorgeous card and thank you so much for the die tip