In the last couple of posts, I've been attempting to use a die which has up until now, been somewhat neglected in my stash collection. I've had plenty of great ideas from people as to how I could squeeze out a few more card designs from it. Thank you all :) They really do help fire up my creative mojo.
Anyway, last time, I cut out the gate post section of the die in a rainbow of colours. I've now used the gate section on its own.
Each gate shape comes with a slit down the middle so that with a couple of snips, you can have a die shape with gates that open up. By cutting the posts off as well, I ended up with two pieces which I envisaged as corner pieces. Two gates gave me the four corners I needed.
I stamped the sentiment and accompanying ornaments onto blue card and used a Spellbinder labels die to trim out the centre piece.
And I now have another card using what I feel is a tricky die design. As I said before, apart from one very sweet friend, who wants just a gate on a card?
That's the last one I'm going to make for now. I think I've let this die earn its keep. I have plenty of other stamps and dies in my possession to dig out and try the same exercise with. In fact, I know I have stamps which have never seen ink.