Saturday, 15 February 2014

Another Nested Die Cut Out

I've had a go with this week's design for CAS(e) This Sketch. Not an easy one either. A bit oddball having a partial snowman sketch with a sentiment. The design works rather well and achieves balance but it's not easy to replicate.

However I gave it my best shot.

I wanted to make a rainbow out of dies. There's a die on the market in the shape of a rainbow but I missed out on stocks when a UK company had it in. But I do have Spellbinder's nested circle dies.

I grabbed the required card hues and as with yesterday's squares, I taped together all the dies, before running them through my die cutting machine, for each colour. I cut out a large circle and used this to stick the various colour rings onto. I placed the smallest circle die in the centre, it fit snuggly in the gap. I taped it in place and ran it through the machine, so I had a ring doughnut shape. Using a ruler and knife, I trimmed this in half to give me two rainbows.

I trimmed a square of white card and ran it through my die machine using L'il Inkers largest Square Stitch

I pieced the card together and stamped the sentiment. Seems to work.


donna mikasa said...

Ok, now I'm thinking I don't need any rainbow dies since I have a bunch of Spellbinder Circle dies....thank you very much! Oh, and great take on the sketch!

Monika Reeck said...

Very nice Idea Paul...I think it is a difficult sketch to follow but you did it very are you doing...have a great rest of Sunday...hugs from Germany (hope you like to see my last post :) smile)

alexa said...

It certainly does work! You have done some nifty finger work with the dies to get such a vibrant effect. Perfectly clean, even if the execution was not so simple :).

Marjolein said...

The stitched die is gorgeous and I've seen it several times used by Marybeth.
A bright and cheerful Birthday card!


Anne Jagger said...

Very effective and very striking. I love the stitch die you have used too - just had to go order them! Oops.
Anne x

Gabby said...

Nice CAS card, Paul! Your rainbow was a lot of work but turned out super. In fact, I just bought the MFT rainbow die. It's on the way to me right now. I now wish (d/t the fact that I don't foresee using it a lot) that I'd thought of making a rainbow like you did, with my SB dies. It's so nice to learn from each other, preferably timely. Hee! :)

Michele said...

Lovely card Paul! Thanks for explaining how you did it - will have to try it out x

Leigh Penner said...

Great card, Paul! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Monika Reeck said...

Me again visiting you Paul yaaay you are one of the Honorable Mention at the CASE this Sketch woohoooo Congrats.....hope you like to jump to my blog always nice to read your kind words..happy weekend Paul...Hugs, Monika