Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Inspiration....

comes when you least expect it.  I was playing around with the Spellbinders Holiday Tree die recently and was trying to think of different ways to use it.  It is a big die....app 4 1/4  by 4 1/2 inches.  So, although it is a beautiful and intricate die I kept thinking very basic layouts with it.  Until I saw this card online at this site.....wow.     http://downunderdirectinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/09/holiday-tree-2012-cards.html    I never would have thought to go this direction with this die....and I just love the result!  How clever to use the die in a pair as a large, extended flourish.  I then went to work making a suitable center for this lovely flourish and, of course, came up with my favorite poinsettia die.  This time I decided to go with a selection of patterned papers and then distress them for a somewhat vintage look and I think that it worked out alright.  I probably will play with this idea a bit more before the end of the season!  The picture isn't that good....for some reason no matter what  picture or angle I took of this card it didn't turn out right!  Anyways, the site I listed above, down under direct has really beautiful cards and you all should def check it out if you love working with die cuts the way I do.  I think this idea with the Christmas tree is just genius and and could also see using a beautiful Christmas tree stamp that way also!


Thank you for visiting today!

Be well,
Sheila

9 comments:

joy said...

Fantastic way to use this die, Sheila! Love your design.

Lin said...

Great idea to get extra use out of that die, Sheila! Love your use of the beautiful patterned papers, too!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this idea.

Barb said...

Wow, is right! What a neat idea, and so clever! Love the way this turned out, Sheila! Gorgeous colors!

paula said...

I'm with everyone else Sheila - Wow what an amazing card. I love how you did this gorgeous card.

Dawn said...

Stunning Sheila. What a superb way to use the die.

Elizabeth Allan said...

The dimension is phenomenal Sheila. The colors layered throughout the design are fabulous!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness! I agree--this is just ingenious! Will have to see if I have anything I can use like this. LOVE the poinsettia today--but I love every one you made this year! Gotta get that die!

Sasha said...

Another beautiful Poinsettia, Sheila...I love them and have used them on all my friends and family Christmas cards this year. The layout of your card looks fabulous! What a genius way to use your Christmas tree die! xx