Thursday, 15 January 2015
Project: MAWTT use a die or punch challenge
I'm delighted to be returning as hostess this week at Moving Along With the Times - are you ready for the challenge?
This week we are asking you to use a die or punch as a central feature. It can be a die or punch that you use your kit for, it can a pre-cut die or punched shape you've got in your stash - whatever you want to use!
If you're a regulr follower you'll know I'm obsessed with these feather dies. They are my piece of kit of the moment and I'm finding loads of inspiration on Pinterest. There was a gorgeous use of the die by Whimsy Art Cards on Etsy and I thought it was a great way to demonstrate not just a die cut but the use of the negative space as well. So thank you for the layout and texture ideas - you get full credit there!
I started with a plain color and added the embossing folder texture to one layer (houndstooth) and then die cut out the feather. I then layered some patterned acetate on a white card so that it's revealed in stripes. I used a greeting that I thought would work for birthdays or more general occasions as well. The baker's twine and button top it off. I like the almost hidden original feather - I could have stamped over it but thought the simpleness is really nice.
I thought it would be nice to see an alternative so I tried it in purple and black as well:
Here I used a striped pattern paper instead of acetate just to see if it would work - and I think it does:
I was really happy playing with the die in a new way and hope the challenge inspires you in a similar way!