what a nice way to say hello lol I always think that we don't always need a reason to send a card it isn't always someones birthday, anniversary or other occasion but we want to send a card just to say hello. That's where the Expressions Hello die come in for me!
I wanted to play with this die to see what would happen if I kept the waste would it still spell out the word, well the answer is yes! I started by die cutting the hello in aqua card however i covered the back of the 2with low tack tape to keep all the piece in place. I then embossed the piece with the embossing sandwich which just ensured that the waste pieces stayed in pace. Next I carefully removed the die cut and placed the die, with the pieces in pace, over a piece of coconut white card onto which I had added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet. Next I carefully pushed all the pieces of the waste onto the sheet and carefully removed the die. This left me with the negative hello you see on the top of the card.
to finish the piece I added diamond snow in the gaps to cover the sticky sheet that wasn't adhered to anything and to give a sparkle to the piece.
To make the card I made 3 sizes of the cornflowers in aqua card twice and coloured the edges with broken china distress ink. I added a small silver dazzler as the centre of the flowers and added them at each opposite corners set with foliage cut in vintage silver. I mounted the two hello's in layers of aqua, white and silver and mounted these , with foam tape of course, in the opposing corners.
The waste pieces of the hello die make an interesting optical illusion as looked at close up directly then it is hard to work out the words (hopefully this is apparent from the pictures) however at an angle or as the card draws away from you it becomes clear. This makes an interesting eye opener for the receiver!
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Double sided adhesive sheets
Aqua, Coconut white and Vintage silver foundation card
Silver mini dazzlers