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Friday, 23 September 2016

Diamond Corner

The Less is More Challenge this week is 'Diamonds' and I'm sneaking in with a last minute entry.  After abandoning my first efforts with stencil and embossing folder, both with diamond shapes, I eventually settled on a corner die.  


The corner die is one of the MB 'Distresssed Windham Collage' dies.  The flower die is one I picked up in a bargain bucket for about a third of the recommended price! I wasn't sure what to do with the die, as it cuts out a very thin outline, which easily goes out of shape it attached straight to a card blank. So, I decided to inlay the die cut, a new technique to me, but one I've seen used a lot on other bloggers' cards.  I used the die first in the white card to get the shape of the flowers and pot.  Then I inserted the green die cut outline, before finally using the die cut again with snippets of lilac and green card and inserting all the little pieces.  I'm sure someone will tell me that's how the die is supposed to be used! LOL! 

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21 comments:

  1. Oh how pretty this is Liz! Love that you cracked the diamonds - I was totally stumped this week, sigh. And that die is perfect for inlaying. Not idea if it's designed for that specifically but it does seem the best way to takle dies with really narrow outlines. The Memory Box 'Tapered Candle' die is a perfect one for inlaying too - just sayin' - wink :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Are you trying to enable me, Di! ๐Ÿ˜ณ I've been tempted by the Tapered Candle die for so long, after seeing it used on cards. My hands are getting numb sitting on them! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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  2. A very pretty card Liz and the flower and pot look lovely. I think I would have got into all sorts of sticky trouble making it! Barbxx

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    1. It was so much easier than I thought, Barb. I kept the little pieces in the die until I was read to stick them in, so I knew which bit went where. I put a tiny spot of glue in each space and popped in the match little piece. xx

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  3. This has made a very pretty card Liz and the inlaid pieces work beautifully, I also love that diamond corner which complements everything perfectly with the purple echoing the colour of the pot. x

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  4. Beautiful CAS, you has been so accurate with all the tiny pieces of the flower! Love the colours and this diamond corner, very striking!

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  5. Hi Liz,
    what a brilliant card, and such a very lovely design.
    Love the colour choices, and your wonderful design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. A beautiful card Liz, gorgeous die cuts too.

    Sue xx

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  7. Beautiful card. Love the diamond corner.
    Valerija xx

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  8. You have done a great job with the inlaid technique Liz.The plant is perfect for get well card. Love the corner cut out as well.
    Jean x

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  9. A brilliant design and great colours.

    Kath x

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  10. This looks so elegant with that stylish corner die and the lovely purple and white colour scheme. Great entry to our diamond challenge at Less is More! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Beautiful card Liz,love your corner design.
    Pam x

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  12. It's very pretty Liz, and a great result

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  13. This is gorgeous, Liz! I love how you used that die - I look at dies like this and can't figure out how to use them but this looks amazing! Beautiful card!

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  14. Am loving this corner die Liz, something to add to my wish list. Gorgeous card.
    Janice x

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  15. Love the inlaid die cuts & what a neat diamond die!

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  16. The open diamonds in the corner are so pretty, Liz! And so is that inlaid flower and flower pot!

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  17. Been looking at those patterned dies, Liz, beautifully used Shaz. X

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  18. Super card!!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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