Thursday, May 29, 2014

Birthday Border Made From Snowflakes

I recently bought the very pretty Kate snowflake die from Simon Says Stamp (thanks again, Linda, for bringing over my order :) ) but didn't want to wait until I was making Christmas cards to use it.

Birthday Border from Snowflakes

Die (Simon Says Stamp) - Kate Snowflake
Stamp set (Hero Arts) - It's Your Day


I also wanted to try the inlaid die cut technique I've seen a lot recently. As I have accumulated so many small scraps over the years, I thought it would be a good opportunity to use up some of these too. I didn't cut out a full snowflake each time (or I'd have ended up with loads more scraps to add to my pile!), I just put small pieces of card on the centre of the die before running it through my Big Shot.

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As you can see I just used three colours when I was die cutting and inlaid a mix of blue and green card on the centre line.

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I had also intended doing the same on the two other lines but changed the plan as I went along as I think I'd be still here next week messing with the fiddly little pieces! To finish I added the Hero Arts sentiment and some star gems.

I'm submitting this card into Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

9 comments:

Barb said...

Wow, Heather! I love how you used the center portion of the snowflake to create your fabulous border! So clever and creative! What a fun idea! ♥

Grá O'Neill said...

Great idea to stretch your dies. Looking forward to seeing the Christmas cards too, but not too soon :)

Monika Reeck said...

Woooowwww I really love the idea and the center with star is a great touch..lovely card as always my sweet friend...and the color combo is adorable...you always have a great idea...now I walk around your blog sweety...hugs, Monika

Teresa Kline said...

hi Heather! this is fantastic, fabulous design and colors! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a great idea to stretch your snowflake dies, Heather! I didn't even take a look your Memory Box dies - those darn paper envelopes! - this looks like a fun one! Glad you're able to have crafty time after all our galavanting last week!!

Trinh said...

I love the color combo and how you inlaid that center strip. Beautiful!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so cool! Love the colors and how you used this snowflake die. Awesome!

Lin said...

Perfection, Heather - love these colors together! And congrats on the shout out at Simon!!

Cris G said...

This was a great idea. When I saw your card at SSS I thought "which one is that border die? A new one for sure"... really cool. Congrats on being spotted!

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