Friday, October 12, 2012
Lea'bilities Holly Card
For a few months I have been wanting some NOOR! Design dies. Finally, this week, I sent for a few. One of the places which were listed as carrying them was Kamya. I went to their site, but found only one that I wanted, and it's only a tiny corner die, so I'm waiting to use it. While there, I decided to order a couple of the Star Collection stencils by Marianne Designs that I have been wanting, a Cheery Lynn die, and an interesting holly die by Leane Creatief BV. Now that I have tried this die, I know I need the Holly Border one that matches it!
More of the NOOR! dies I wanted should be here sometime soon. I ordered those and a new Marianne Creatables die from Ecstacy on the same day.
Anyway, since this is a very fine die, I used wax paper when I cut it, and I had no problems removing it. Without wax paper, I expect it would tear.
The die set consists of the two holly borders, plus three small fancy squares. I altered the direction of each die, using every other one as a diamond shape, rather than using them all as squares when I put them on the paper. This gave me a few larger spaces in each corner to add an embellishment.
I used a mossy pearl paper and a lighter green linen textured paper from my stash for this card.
The four little flowers in each corner were made from small punches. They were shaped and the layers were alternated. The center flower is made from two sizes of the Marianne Creatables small poinsettias. Those were also shaped.
To finish, I added gold Liquid Pearls to the centers of the flowers and at various points on the design.
It was supposed to be a Christmas card, but with these colors, and since the flowers don't look like poinsettias, it could be used for any occasion.
Now I need the holly border that goes with it. I think the holly leaves can be cut from the border and used in the corners of this die to change the look.
I'm really happy with this die set!
I'm also making another card like this in red with white, which is almost finished, and want to do one in blue with white. Now that I think of it, pink with white would be pretty, and so would a lot of other combinations. It seems to be a very versatile set!