Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
I hope you are all ok and preparing to have a lovely relaxing weekend. We are going to have exactly that, maybe some time in the garden, definitely some time in the craft room. I find the news so distressing right now, I don't know why I am finding it so hard to watch, I feel so sorry for Ukraine, I obviously wouldn't want it to turn into a world war but I just hate to see Ukraine fighting such an impossible battle on it's own. The 'sanctions ' will have little effect. Seeing those poor families trying to flee their family homes, taking only what they can carry is just heartbreaking 😢
Anyway let's change the subject...
Diecutting Essentials Issue 87
I love this technique, I did create a YouTube video on it a few years ago. It's basically allowing your floral die cuts to flow out of the die cut frame, it looks really effective and it easier than you think to do. I really do like these techniques that allow us to get more out of the stash we already have.
A bit of fun with Shrink Plastic in this featur, I haven't used it fot years, I guess it would make fun embellishments.
I like this technique, I have seen dies that have the words integrated into the die itself. But you only have that one word, using this technique you can make whatever word you like for your cards, it looks quite straightforward too.
Some more cards using the Fairy Edge Die, I love the shades of purple the designer has used. There are some free paper downloads to go with this die included in the magazine.
This feature shows you how to stretch your Watercolour Skills, using watercolours combined with die cutting and embossing, you will die cur through 2 pieces of card, I cuts through the first layer and has just embossed the flower into the second layer, the embossed piece is where you will add the watercolour, so the die cut layer will be an aperture. I might have a go at this.
A lovely technique that will add dimension to your cards, simply by stacking stand alone dies to create dimension, whether it's using different colours of individual flowers stacked up using foam pads etc or using a Sentiment die raised on foam pads over other die cuts. Quite clever and effective .
Thats all for this review, there are other features in the magazine but I want to leaves some bits to surprise you if you buy it . xxx