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Sunday, 19 January 2014

One Die, Two Cards

I was just playing around with my dies today. I had this idea for how to use a couple of my dies and wanted to see how it would look.


It came out okay but if I make this again, I'll do away with the mounting foam which looks untidy. Instead, I think I'll cut out several sheets of card and glue together to give the depth.


It seemed a shame to have the negative space of the die jut lying there on my table, so I used the scrap to make a second card.

16 comments:

Michele said...

It was lovely to see you yesterday Paul. Great cards - I especially like the 2nd one with the sequins x

alexa said...

Great use of the positive and negative spaces! I know what you mean about foam - I like your solution of layers for dimension. Neater and classier :).

~amy~ said...

Oh, I love them both!

kjjc said...

Love em both. Great cards

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous as ever, Paul. Not stopping to look at your work - just nipping in to say hello - I have been visiting, just not as often! Hope to see you soon x

Sian Ridley said...

These are both gorgeous-I can't choose a favourite :)

Anonymous said...

HI Paul,

I just started following you and it did not take long to se how really talented you are. You have a great eye for color and design! I would like to encourage you to maybe make some videos of your card making. I look at some of these projects and wish I could "see" more. One question I have is how did you get the stitching around the second card done and so perfectly. It looks like it is debossed, Very well done.

Mary

Ivanka said...

I love your cards and your style. So happy to have found your blog.

Gabby said...

Like both cards but I LOVE the second one! :D BTW, when I want to raise something on my card, I use thin fun foam (1-2 layers, as needed) or usually, I cut several pcs from a clean food box (cereal or other.) They adhere together easily and it's great way to recycle.

Paul Browning said...

Mary - the stitching effect is from a die from L'il Inkers - Stitched rectangles :)

Paul Browning said...

Thanks Gabby - great ideas :)

Kay Wallace said...

Great use of both the positive and negative art, Paul! So many times, the negative is considered "waste," when it truly is not! Like both cards!

Chrissy Larson said...

These are both AWESOME! Love your style, Paul.

Richard Pettitt said...

Good idea to use the negative and not waste it. In fact, I prefer the second card. Keep experimenting!

donna mikasa said...

Two cards from one die? Well done, Paul!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Oh Ok, Just can't stop scrolling though your blog seeing wonderful after wonderful! The hello frame, just a ray of clean sunshine, I can see that in a model showroom home, or magazine so clean and refreshing!!!!!