Friday, 8 April 2016

Clean, and Sew Simple, die-cutting...

Hi everybody,

A quick post to share a card I have made for this month's challenge going on over at Neat and Tangled, Little Tangles challenge blog, where this time round, it's all about the 'Die-cutting'.

And here's my card...

I used Neat and Tangled's 'Hoop die' as the main element for my card, and kept my design very Clean and simple.

I started by cutting my Hoop from a piece of graph paper a couple of times, the second time leaving plenty of room in the surrounding area from where I cut a scalloped circle, as the kind of 'skirting' around my embroidery hoop.  I also cut the Hoop die form a piece of wood veneer, and the extra hinges & pin from a couple of pieces of card I had embossed in gold and silver sparkle powder.
I then die-cut a heart from the centre of my hoop, and heat embossed the positive piece in red embossing powder, then another layer of sparkle embossing powder, and in-laid back in.  I then stamped out my sentiment from Neat and Tangled's 'Crafting is my jam' in black ink and clear heat embossed.
I then took a panel of kraft card, and dry embossed it using a wood grain folder, and mounted all my elements upon it, off-centre, and snipping off the over-hang.

I wanted to keep my card completely CAS so, after mounting onto a white card base, left it there.  In hindsight, I really wish I'd added a twirl of twine beneath my hoop as I think it would have finished my card perfectly...but that's the thing with hindsight right? always comes a little late!

I really hope you like it and would love to read your comments so please feel free to leave them.

See you next time.



  1. Aww...super SWEET! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  2. Wonderful mix of textures! Love the woodgrain, the shine on the heart and the scalloped circle you used to frame the hoop!