Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Technique Tuesday a triplet Frame...
First I must mention that I am really sorry but I forgot to say who had won last Mondays card! The winner was Jacquie who has a fab blog of her own click HERE to see Jacquie's blog and say hi!
Back to today and today's card is using my fave range of the dies the triplets again hopefully in a new way. The bonus with the Quilted Blocks striplet die from the latest release. The difference is that I have used the die to make a frame just by reinserting the die.
The way this works is to make a cut with the centre section of the die down one side of a square of card. Next turn the die 90' inserting the end quilted block back into the one that has already cut (you will find that the die will find its natural home and fit in exactly as the die is fully symmetrical. next simply cut this long the side, turn 90' and repeat. The final cut will match up the quilted blocks on both sides to create the square frame.
To make this card I cut another of the dies in the sand col,our mounted it onto the Sky blue and foam mounted it in the centre. I added a bow and a couple of CE stick pins to one side to finish and then added 8mm cream pearls to the centre of each block.
I made the base for this card during the demo day at Brykley on Saturday and it was made rather quickly I would suggest you take your time as I allowed the die to move slightly in my haste! The colour combination came from choosing the Sky blue and mistakenly grabbing some Sand foundation card that I thought was milk. However I love this happy accident and this colour combination which I think looks fresh and elegant!
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Quilted Blocks striplet
Sand and Sky Blue foundation card
Antique White satin ribbon
8mm Cream stick on pearls.