Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Tinkerbell and cutting out/in the die

Hello Everyone
Thank you for popping in. I love to receive your feedback too
I had a very busy week end, with lots of dancing and we also went to a Music Festival in Hertford yesterday which was great fun. it was a bit of a pub crawl visiting different pubs to watch/listen to bands. 
I should have posted a photo of the card I made for my daughter's fiance today as it's his birthday but I forgot to take a photo. Perhaps I can "rescue" it and take one and post at a later date.
Today's card was made for my daughter's friend, who at 31, is besotted with Tinkerbell. I found a picture on the internet and printed it off using a Serif background. This is my first attempt at cutting out of the die, a technique I'd seen Julia Watts do. I didn't fancy fussy cutting the entire image but wanted her "wings" to be included. It's surprisingly easy to do. 
You place the die on top of the image and draw around the outside of the die up to the place you do not want die to cut. Then snip up to drawn edge. Place this part over the top of the die and cut. I then trimmed the wings. I hope you get the idea.
This is scheduled to post as I have an eye test. I want to find out about reactive lenses because I get fed up with swapping glasses to sunglasses (not that we've had much sunshine) and quite often don't bother which I know is detrimental to eye health. Have any of you ever had them?

5x7 card blank
blue background paper - Serif digikit 
Becca Feakin - Filigree Delights - outside die and oval die (the only oval die I own)


  1. Love your beautiful card Karen. Used the technique but not for such a long time.

    I wear relations all the time. One drawback is they don't change from "dark" to "light"
    very quickly and you find yourself "in the dark" for a while. Things are always improving so they might get it sorted soon. Xxx

    1. Sorry me again! That of course should be "reactions" lenses xx

  2. Hi Karen,
    what a wonderful card, and a super design.
    My great granddaughter loves Tinkerbell, so this would be perfect for her too.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Gorgeous card. I'm thinking of reaction lenses next time as I get fed up swapping from glasses to sunglasses do don't always bother!


  4. I love how you've left Tinkerbell's wings, a super technique. Great die cut surround too.
    Your musical festival sounds like lots of fun. We don't get anything like that locally guess there's not enough folk.

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  5. Evening Karen What a pretty card i love tinkerbell she gorgeous and you design is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  6. Good morning Karen what a pretty card the background die us just right for the image and such a pretty colour. I don't have contacts - the thought makes me shiver- but have had reactions lenses for years to save having to change glasses and wouldn't think of changing back to separate pairs. Hope you get sorted without too much angst. Best wishes Jackie x

  7. Hi Karen,
    lovely little tinkerbell, very cute card !
    Maria xxx

  8. Hi Karen
    Not had to succumb to glasses yet so can't advise on that one I'm afraid.
    Love your Tinkerbell and yes, have seen that technique done before but never tried it.
    I have that die and love it.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x