Stitched Lace Dies

These are two more cards we made at my monthly stamp class.  I wanted to show them different ways to use the same product. In these examples I used the Stitched Lace Dies.

To make the top card I first cut out the background panel using the large background die in this set with Purple Posy cardstock.  Then I used the edge die to cut the bottom off.  You will need the piece you cut off to make the second card.  I adhered this onto a Gorgeous Grape card base using Multipurpose Glue.  If you use Snail, you will see pieces of it through the cut outs so the glue works much better on this kind of die.  Then I stamped the Butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Gorgeous Grape onto a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and punched them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  The stamp has both the large and small butterfly on one piece so you stamp and punch them out at the same time.  I stamped the sentiment and punched that out using the Classic Label Punch.  Then I took a few white sequins from the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins Pack and colored them using my Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin Blend.  You can use your Blends to change them to any color.

To make this card, I took the leftover piece I had previously cut from the Stitched Lace Dies, cut the edges using the small edge die that comes in this set and then cut that in half using my trimmer.  I stamped the flower and sentiment from the stamp set called Beautiful Friendship using Highland Heather ink and the leaves with Old Olive.  Can you see in the picture how the flower has different shades of purple?  The stamp itself does this because it is a DisINKtive stamp set.  I love how these sets give a little texture to your images.  Lastly I adhere both pieces of the die cut on both sides of the cardstock and adhered that to a Highland Heather card base.

Now you can see how one die cut can have two different looks which makes it much more versatile.

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Stitched Lace & Magnolias

Look at the background on this card!  Isn’t it gorgeous.  It was made using a new die out of the brand new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog called Stitched Lace.  It is hard to see from this photo but there are stitch marks all around the cutouts.  I tried to get a closer look with my camera but it still didn’t show it very well.  Here is a close up photo that shows it a little better.

In any case, this die is beautiful and easy to cut out.  I ran it though my die cutting machine twice and the little pieces just popped out using the new Take Your Pick Die Brush.

The colors I used for this card are Basic Gray, a new InColor called Terracotta Tile, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White.  The flower and leaves are from the die set called Magnolia Memory.  I showed you a card using the stamp set, Good Morning Magnolia and dies last Wednesday.  They are both so beautiful.

Rob and I moved to the cottage last week.  The weather here has been cold and rainy for weeks.  As a result of this Lake Ontario is overflowing and is causing flooding in some areas.  This happened in 2017 but this year is is even worse.  New York State is supplying sand bags to anyone who needs them and for the first time, Rob had to go get some.  The water is above our wall.

In spite of this, we still consider ourselves lucky.  Some houses are totally surrounded by water.  The issue is all the Great Lakes have had a lot of snow and rain.  They all empty into Lake Ontario which then empties out the St. Lawrence River.  The problem is Canada is also having flooding issues due to high rains and have closed the dams so the water can not flow out of the Lake.  For every inch of water released into the River, Montreal’s water line raises 11 inches.  They are also experiencing flooding so they can’t take anymore water.  It is a mess and no one really knows how to fix it.  The high water has affected shipping, businesses, tourism and recreation.  All our neighbor’s docks are underwater.  It is crazy and I hope it goes down soon!

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