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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Altered Dies #18

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am showing another altered die card today. When I was making this card I wanted it to have a vintage look. I had an awful time finding patterned paper to go behind my image. Have you ever had one of those days? I even had some friends over who were helping me find the patterned paper that looked right. We found one, then I decided that sepia looked better on the image instead of black so that trashed my patterned paper idea I had, because the sepia color did not go with the paper. Do you remember the show What Not to Wear? I remember them saying on that show that as long as something goes it is fine to wear it. You don't have to be matchy matchy! So that is my philosophy on this card. My patterned paper goes! LOL!

     I started with the Flower Bramble die by Cricut and cut using cream card stock.

I adhered it to pink card stock and cut out an oval using Spellbinders small ovals die in the middle to give the card a different look.

I decided that the card looked too large so I cut it down some. I added the patterned paper behind the oval and pop dotted the image on top. Now the card looks more like a frame instead of just adding something on top of the background. I also added teal butterflies that were cut out using Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy die.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

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Heidi Stamps said...

This project is really pretty. I love that background die, the way you did it looks like old China. I like the paper and the pretty butterflies make it all go together.

I used to watch the What Not to Wear show! I liked it and they had a lot of good tips.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautifully vintage and shabby chic at the same time! It really does look like an old fashioned frame. Beautiful job.

Kim S said...

Luv the use of the die. Pretty card!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh I love that die for framing and I think you did good going with the sepia tones in her, very pretty!

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