Saturday, 11 June 2016


Do you have a favourite die to work with, use it on every card and then forget all about it?
Well for me, this is THAT die set! Why on earth haven't I used it for ages, the Noble Collection from Creative Expressions have some beautiful sets including the Ornate Pierced Squares which I have used on this card today, with Aqua, Bright White and Steel cardstock
Sometimes when you see a fancy card, those of you new to card making may be put off and think you will never be able to make such designs, but with die sets like these, the die does all the work, you just decide which colour card stock to use and run through your machine.
I like to add some mounting cushion to lift some of the design, looks nicer than just flat. I have also added some Double Sided Adhesive sheet to the background and used some Diamond Snow for a touch of subtle bling.
Finally, using the Orange Blossom Complete Petals set, I used Perfect Medium to stamp the Shaded Orange Blossom flower and then Brilliant Sparkle embossing powder in Snowcap topped off with an Aqua dazzler. The sentiment is from Presscuts, cut twice and then stuck together for a slightly more solid effect.
As always, products available on my website at Maximumcrafts


  1. Beautiful. I've done the same with this exact die - used it loads when I first got it & now haven't used it for yonks.. Love these colours Maxine xx

  2. Gorgeous. I have this die but have never used it. You have inspired me to dig it out and create! x

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  4. I love this die and have used it a lot. As you say they get forgotten about. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Lovely card today. I have this die set as well and use it often. It is so versatile.

  6. Rose in Chester11 June 2016 at 18:21

    I fully agree Maxine, those dies do all the work. I love my Nobles..


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