Today's card is again made using one of the demo pieces form my day at High Legh last Saturday, I don't like waste so I have tried to make all the pieces I demoed into finished cards or projects. I thought it would also make a great technique, I wanted to show that by using the three separate dies in each Gemini die you can get so many different shapes and looks! When I demo I like to show whichever techniques those attending would like to see, one lady (sorry I am terrible with names) asked me to show how the Gemini Dies worked and what you could do with them. The pieces I made to demonstrate this all came together in this card!
I started by cutting the centre filigree section of the die on the edge of a piece of Teal foundation card along with the edge die from one side (for those of you still a little unsure of the Gemini dies they have a centre panel along with a separate border cutting edge for each side meaning that you can cut the centre with an edge on either side or use both edges to cut a whole shape) I then rotated the die and cut the other side of the piece of card to make the shape shown. I then used just the edge dies and cut a piece of milk foundation card the same size and laid it behind the teal piece. Sue Wilson has shows on Create and Craft this weekend and will hopefully be demoing the Gemini dies, personally I can't wait!
Next I cut a whole piece of the Lyra die in the teal then cut a mat for this in Milk card using just the 2 outline dies.
To make the card I added a piece of teal card cut with the outlines and embossed with the CE A4 embossing folder Art Deco Fanfare and foam mounted this on the front. I then added the whole Lyra piece, with foam tape again, in the centre.
I made the card base by folding a piece of A4 card in half and cutting the bottom edge with the matching edge die and added the front piece.
Finally I added a die cut fancy rectangular frame in Milk, a sentiment stamped in detail white on teal and a teal seem binding bow.
I know there is a lot to take in on this card and I hope the explanation helps a bit! The best thing to do with your Gemini Dies is to play with them and see what they can do!
Creative Expression dies by Sue Wilson
Gemini - Lyra
Dainty Rectangular frame
CE A4 embossing folder Art Deco Fanfare
Teal & Milk foundation card
Teal Seem binding