Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Difference in Double Pierced Die sets



Does this picture remind you of an eye test? Hope I'm not the only one!
Anyhow, I digress. I have just done a little sample or two to show you the difference between the two sets of Double Pierced dies, in this case the Circle sets, but the same theory applies with all the shapes in this collection, Rectangles, Squares and Ovals

So, if you have just one set of Double Pierced dies, each die is 1/4" bigger than the next, giving this margin shown in the photo, which, of course is fine for many projects. Here I have cut the smallest four dies.

If however you have treated yourself to BOTH the Double Pierced die sets, the increase in size, by using both sets will give you a much narrower margin, in fact 1/8" between each layer. In this photo, I have cut the four smallest dies from Set A in white and the four smallest dies from Set B in black to show you the difference. Remember, it is the same increment in all the Double Pierced die sets, hope this has helped. 
Double Pierced die collection available from www.maximumcrafts.com

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A Ray of Angelic Light


A fairly simple card today and another using the Ray of light die.
I have cut the die out twice to give a little shadowing effect, once in Milk Foundation card and then again in Antique Gold Pearl Foundation card.

Taking a piece of milk card, I added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to this and then drew around the Angel die by hand to give just the outline and cut this by hand. The Angel was then from Antique Gold Pearl Foundation card and stuck onto the sticky outline base. Gold Micro beads were then added to the whole design. Finally, a shadowed 'Peace' from the Holly Framed Peace set just to finish this simple card off.

For supplies to make this card please visit www.maximumcrafts.com

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Amazing Madeleine



Wow! What a fantastic new range of dies from Sue Wilson launched this week and for todays card I have used the beautiful Madeleine from the Frames and Tags Collection with Striped Swirl edger.

The card stock colours are Iris and Coconut White, a lovely crisp combination. 

The background is embossed with the Falling Snow embossing folder, I have yet to use this one for a Christmas card! The centre panels are made using the centre of the Butterfly Frame, mounted onto double sided adhesive sheet and then sprinkled with Diamond Sprinkles. Have you noticed the way the Stitched Flags are threaded through Madeleine? Ribbon would look lovely too! 
All items used are now available on the website at www.maximumcrafts.com