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Welcome to Top Dog Die’s July Release! They have released few awesome and fun dies for you to play with and I am sharing couple of projects to inspire you today. So let’s get started!
First die I used on above project is using the Corset die. I love how elegant and detail this die looks. To pop out the die-cut piece, I cut out about 5 layers and adhered them together. This is one of the best ways to attach detailed cut out pieces to pop them out easily. I found a background paper that has a lovely doilies pattern, I thought this would go really well with the corset die-cut piece.
The “Hi, Lovely” sentiment is from the Friendly Flowers Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamp. Don’t they look just perfect for each other? I attached couple of small sequins throughout the card and added a silver striped baker’s twine to dress up the corset die-cut piece.
For the second card, I used the Flower Lace Die as a stencil. This can be done so easily – cut out a scrap paper using the die and adhere it temporarily to go right on top of the card layer piece. Now you can use it as a stencil! I used few of Distress Ink Pads and Mini Blending Tools to create soft color background. The colors I used are Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon. Putting a background using stencils has been so easy and quick since Ranger came out with the Mini Blending Tool. It is a must have for me!
Don’t you just love the pattern of this die? This is one of my favorites from July release. For the sentiment, I used Winnie & Walter’s Big Bold and You Stamp Set and heat embossed with the Super Fine Ebony Embossing Powder from WOW. I love using the super fine embossing powders from WOW for sentiments and for any detailed images. They work so great!
Below are the full list of newly released dies. What is your favorite?
Hello! Today I am over at the Inspired By Stamping Blog to share a brand-new video tutorial on watercolor wash technique. I hope you visit their blog to see my detailed post and to watch my video tutorial! Thanks for stopping by and I will be back tomorrow with another project to share.