Hello everyone!! Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!! I’m here with a die technique that I learned in my new Online Card Class called Stretch Your Dies!!
Carissa Wiley taught us how to create a window card using a die-cut opening!! I was super excited when I saw that technique.
I went with Top Dog Dies Decorated Eggs Die Set to create my card today!
How cute is that!! I used the solid egg die to create that window.
Take a closer look:
I partial die cut on that egg so that the egg would be a door to my sentiment inside the card.
Here is how I created this card:
1. I cute a strip of Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka, Mon Amie patten paper and adhered it to the front of my card front.
2. I placed the die to the right side of the card front.
That’s when I remembered I wasn’t going to be able to partial die cut the egg because my cutting plate was too big and my card could fold or the die cut would go through the whole card.
So I cute my card in half. Once I’m done cutting my die I will adhere the card panel to the front of a new card front to stay with a one layer card.
3. Before attaching the card panel to my card front, I die cut the egg on my card front so that the card panel matches the card base.
4. I used Papertry Ink Swoosh Stamp set to stamp my sentiment inside the egg and Technique Tuesday Smile Borders to stamp my sentiment on the strip of pattern paper using Memento Tuexdo Black Ink.
5. I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins and 6mm sequins to added interest.
So what do you think? Are you fascinated as much as I was. Never thought to use my dies in this manner. This is why I love learning!!
Thank you for stopping by!!
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Great card!!! I was also inspired by Carissa’s card!
Hey Lisa!! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. This class is great. I watched the videos from bed today and when I was feeling better got up to make one card. I hope I get to do the rest of them this week. I will check out your card in a few.
I think you did a great job with this card – I tried this technique and mine just didn’t seem to wokr out; you have inspired to try again.
Cute! I just got an egg die…hadn’t thought of using it for a window! Thanks for the inspiration.
Hey Sandy!! Yes, I would have never used my die in that manner. I’m glad I know how to use my dies differently. Doesn’t it make you want to check all of your dies and see what you can do with them? I have so many ideas.
Sandy, I forgot to thank you for your wonderful comment!!
Such a sweet interactive card! I love the pastel pink polka dots and how you added the flourish…so cute! Great take on Carissa’s card!
Hey Barb!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I had so much fun creating that card. I want to try it again.
I wasn’t going to try this technique because I don’t have the small cutting plates either. After reading your post I will try to do it. Thanks for the idea, cute card!!!
How Cute.. Love the pop out egg.. The polka dots on this card is perfect.
This is awesome – love the pop open egg with the message behind!!! Super great!!