Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sneak Peek 2 - Shaped Card using the new Tonic Studios Intrica Daisy Lace Square Dies

Gosh, isn't this new Tonic Studios new Intrica Daisy Lace Square as pretty as a Daisy?

Card Recipe:
Tools: Tonic Studios Intrica Daisy Lace Square, Layering Scallop Circle Dies, Occasions Dies, Grand Calibur 
Paper and Card: Textured Card, Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Bo Bunny Brads 

To create this shapeed card, I trimmed a sheet of A4 to 15cm wide, then scored and folded it in half.  I then positioned the outer edge die so that the fold was below the top cutting edge of the die.  It took two passes (including 1 turn) through my Grand Calibur to cut both layers of card to create the base.  I then fully cut a single layer of contrasting card in white to layer over the top.  The three new sets of Intrica Dies are compatible with all major die cutting machines including the cuttlebug.

This new Intrica Daisy Lace Square Die set works very well with the Occasions Set for special birthdays, but here's the same card just using a computer generated sentiment die cut with the layering circles dies.  I like having a card design that I can adapt for more than one occasion, especially for those times when Mr Mojo goes walk about.  What about you?

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Sneak Peek - Tonic Studios New Intrica Wild Vine Circle Dies and Border Punch

Many of you will know that I do love a Wreath Card, so it's no surprise that this is what I immediately thought to make with Tonic Studios' new Intrica Wild Vine Circle Die and Punch.
Tonic Studios Intrica Wild Vine Circle Die & Punch
Card Recipe:
Tools: Tonic Studios Intrica Wild Vine Circle DiesIntrica Wild Vine Strip Punch, Layering Square Dies, Christmas Cracker Die, Grand Calibur 
Paper and Card: Pearl, Stardream
Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones 
I know that some people are slightly nervous about using intircate dies, I can assure you that I had no problems at all but here are my tips for creating a great cut:
  • cut your card to size pre-die cuting, this way you will be able to turn the dies
  • when using more than 1 die (for this card I used 3 off the dies combined), you will need to turn the dies and pass it through more than once.  It took three passes and turns for me to cut the wreath layers
  • I don't use wax paper with Tonic Dies (I've never needed to) but I do dust my Grand Cailbur silicon mat with baby powder to reduce static on my complex dies.
  • These dies are the size that fit in all cutting machines including the cuttlebug, not just the A4 machines.
I hope that this helps, and here's one final look at this wreath card

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