To test out one of my new dies, I grabbed the backside of the tea pouch ( I used the front to make my cat condolence card that was posted previously) and ran it through my machine. It took a few passes before I got a clean cut, perhaps because the die is so intricate. Does anyone else have that problem with very fancy dies? Any technique tricks? The resulting test cut was so pretty I decided to make it into a card.
At first I was going to put die cut butterflies and flowers, but I decided to simplify my normally 'more is better' style because the doily die is so fancy. I chose to cut a butterfly from iridescent vellum using the smaller die from the Spellbinder set. The back wings were cut with the other die that cuts and embosses. I think the two pieces together make a gorgeous butterfly. The set has a two piece larger butterfly too.
For the sentiment I used a stamp from a Paper Smooches set. I stamped it in gold ink and heat embossed it with gold powder.
I wish the Sizzix doily die was a bit smaller because the card had to be 5x7 to accommodate it, but it is so pretty I still think it is worth getting (purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts). When I first saw the butterfly dies I thought that they were too intricate and I knew that I would have some cutting problems, however they turned out so beautifully I don't mind the extra work it takes to get a clean cut. In the end, I was glad I kept the card simple because the lovely die cuts can be appreciated more. I hope you'll visit Ben Franklin Crafts to see what new dies are now available to make your paper crafting more exciting. Thanks for visiting this blog site and please leave a comment if you have some time to spare.