Sorry I wasn't able to do a post for yesterday, but I just wanted to rest up a bit and then spend the rest of the time playing with my dies. I wanted to find out which of the border dies could be 'grown' to make deeper borders. Boy did I have some fun and I think you will agree the results were worth the wait. Now, before I get started, I am not very good at wording things these days, brain too fuzzy with all the meds, but I have done some pictures to go along with the explanations so hopefully you will get the gist of my creations.
First here are all the 'grown' borders
Now I will break each one down and hopefully you will see the cutting process a bit clearer. I promise it is alot easier that you may think and even the gluing is simple to do.
First its the new Vintage Lace Accents border:-These new die sets by Sue Wilson Designs are beautiful, but I must say this border is amazing, especially when 'grown' as I now call it.
First we have the actual die
Then 3 layers, cut and glued together
The original die size for comparison
The black pen marks show which bit to cut away. By cutting carefully here, none of the lower border will show in the finished piece. Do this as many times as you want extra layers to your border.
Here is a extra close-up view showing the position of the cuts to be made.
(If you cut it carefully, it actually makes a nice border on its own also.)
Now to the Lace Doily Accents border:-
This is only 2layers deep and it is still very impressive.
This is the original size with the bottom cut away....see next picture..
This is a gorgeous border in its own merit don't you think?!
When you have cut your second and any futher layers of the border, turn it/them around in the die and cut again, this will cut away the black heavy base and shape it to match the top, making it easy to glue to the previous layer/s.
Finally, we have Parisian Accents:-
First the die itself, of course
The deep border here is made up of 3layers. Gorgeous don't you think?!
The original size of the diecut, for comparison.
Finally, the cutting guide and gluing position.
First take off 1.5mm right across the bottom of the border in your guilotine or trimmer (or with scissors if you prefer). Next cut straight down between the curl and the upright on both sides as shown. The shaded area must all be cut away so that none of the base shows in the finished border.
So what do you think. Have I come up with something useful for you too? I have a little added something up my sleeve too, but you will have to wait to see my next card for that. It is only a small thing but it does create a nice effect.
Well that's it for my lastest tips and tutorial. I do hope you like some of my lastest creations and will find them useful in your own crafting.
I have one favour to ask please before I go: I have worked hard finding ways to create all these items, so if you use any of them in your creations/projects would you be kind enough to give credit to me and maybe even a reference or link to my blog. Thank you so much.
I hope you all have a good day. The weather outlook is very grim for today and at 6am now, the rain is already pouring down and the wind has picked up too. Yuk!!
Best wishes Linda xx