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Gerbera Rectangle

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This card started out quite differently to how it has finished up!  I was very lucky to attend a workshop recently with John Lockwood where we were using some of the Gerbera Collection dies including the rectangle. We also had the chance to get messy, well some of us got messy, others did not and others used rubber gloves!  The background and the back of the dragonflies were made with acetate and the Izink Pigment ink bottles, such a simple technique and everyone had a different look depending on which colour inks they chose.
The Gerbera rectangle was cut twice, once in white and then again in black for the shadow effect
I have then used the JoyCrafts Friendship Bench die and again, cut it twice once in black and once in white. This range is from the Deboss and Cut collection, so it needs to go through the machine with an embossing mat to get the full detail
The dragonflies are just stunning and the delicacy of the acetate background with the colours that I chose quite finished it o…

Spotlight on Flora

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Spotlight on Flora
As soon as I saw the new release collection in January, I knew I just had to have Flora in my life. She must be one of the most delicate dies ever. I have seen cards using the negative of the die (the spcae on the card where the die has been cut from) but the die itself has such pretty detail it just had to be.
The card base is a 7" square. The card used is is Foundations Bright White and Crafts Too Rosa Lustre card, the sheen is so lovely, one of my favourite colours too!
I have used the Double Stitched Octagon set to frame Flora, the shapes seem to suit each other Four dies used altogether to create the look. Take four dies from the set all next to each other. If you count the dies as largest number 1 and smallest of the set number 4, take dies number 1 and 4 and cut from Bright White card. Take dies numbers 2 and 3 and cut from Rosa card. Use the 'waste' octagon shape from this for the background of Flora
To make a beautiful subtle background, I have…