Sunday 12 January 2020

Something New

Today I have 2 cards to share, they are both made with a new die that I have just purchased courtesy of a gift voucher for Christmas. I have told myself that in order to justify the expense (it was very expensive) I have to make at least 10 cards with it before I put it away.

The good news is that it cuts beautifully and the bad news is it is a real fiddle to stick down and to manage all the little bits. I suppose from that perspective it suites me fine!

My first card is for my younger daughters (39th) birthday:

The die is called hexagon designer dies from Concord & 9th and the flower stamp is from a Kaisercraft set called elegance. I water coloured and fussy cut the flowers and added a few splatters with a white paint pen. The sentiment is heat embossed on pearlescent velum (another recent purchase which I love).

I am hoping that this card is still considered to be CAS because the background is white on white and just adds texture but if I am wrong please disregard my entry to the CAS challenge.

CAS Watercolour - cool colours
Die Cut Divas - new things

Card 2:

This time I cut the die from metallic paper and mounted it on a white card front. The circle stamping is my favourite turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th called All Season. The sentiment is hot foiled onto pearlescent velum with my Scan N Cut machine (which I got fixed).

Your Next Stamp - Shades of blue
Allsorts week 554 - Say it with flowers

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Next time I use this die I might try a bit of inlay or perhaps a shaker card, we'll see.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it.


Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous die cut Hilary and I love what you've done with it on both of your amazing cards. The crispness of the white on your daughter's card looks so elegant and the bling on the second is eye catching and fabulous x.

Michelle N. said...

Great die and I love the backgrounds it creates! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Cat Craig said...

Its a gorgeous die and really adds a nice pop to your cards.

Christine Alexander said...

really cool honeycomb die, I can see it would be difficult to stick down. Two beautiful cards, your daughter is going to love her card and your second card really pops with the metalic blue :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Two lovely cards Hilary, your watercoloured flowers look beautiful in the cool colours and sit nicely on the die cut background - thanks for sharing with CAS Watercolour, Robyn

nancy littrell said...

Two Gorgeous cards using your new hexagon die cut background, Hilary. I can't wait to see more beautiful creations with your new toy:-) TFS Hugs..Nancy

Darnell said...

I can see why you loved and had to have that die, Hilary! It's stunning and you've created two sensational designs with it! You should add one or both of these pretty cards to a challenge called Just Us Girls where they are calling for dimension!! Hugs, Darnell

papierelle said...

This die cut has a great effect, no matter what color. And I can well imagine that it is a bit fiddly. Gundi

brenda said...

Two pretty creations Hilary and who not go for those dies,I have a A size A5 TL hexagon from my DT days and it still comes our regularly, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Say it with Flowers' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Marcia Hill said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards Hilary! Your first card is CAS in my book...I love white on white backgrounds as it totally makes your lovely flowers pop but still gives interest to all that white space! Your 2nd card is just as lovely with all that color from the metallic die cut paper and your circle using the Turnabout is so pretty! Lovely, lovely cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! :0)

Mervi said...

Lovely and pretty cards.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

KandA said...

Two gorgeous cards and a fabulous die - I can totally understand why had to buy it. I love the elegance of the first card and wonderful metallic shimmer on the second xx

Arlene said...

I love your new die and both cards are beautiful - such different looks with different colors and paper. I love the house mice So darn cute. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Mummylade said...

Wonderful project! Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week and good luck in our flower challenge.

Julia Aston said...

That is a wonderful die cut coverall Hilary - and I can imagine how much work it takes to get all the bits out! but well worth it for this wonderful look- and you have used it plain and colored - so versatile - two beautiful designs here! xx

Loll said...

LOVE this gorgeous new die-cut that you bought Hilary! It's really beautiful in white-on-white with your first card. Love the gorgeous turquoise flowers - so dainty. And the die-cut background looks amazing in the metallic blue as well. Well worth the money, Hilary!! :)

Bonnie said...

This is certainly a special die, Hilary! I can see why you wanted it and I think you'll get a lot of use out of it. Love the watercolor flowers on the first card! Beautiful mix of colors! Love the rich colors on the second card with that gorgeous sentiment on the vellum! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Cindy C. said...

Both so pretty! I like your rule of making x number of cards before putting something away. :) Thanks for playing along our January Challenge at Die Cut Divas.