Monday, February 24, 2014

Cards made with Dee's Distinctively Dimensional Dies

Here are a couple cards I made using Dee's Distinctively Dimensional Dies.  I love how a single die or a single cut of a die set can cut all the layering pieces needed to create a dimensional object.  I am adding this line to the items that I will sell in my store/website. 

 I really liked all the dies used to make this card starting with the Lattice background.  I was a little intimidated by all the pieces that cut for the Bamboo shoots, but they were so fast and easy to assemble/layer and after shading with Ranger Distress Ink Pad in Frayed Burlap, just looked so realistic.  You can see a little bit better in the close up pic below.  The leaves from the Tropical Leaves Trio had so much detail.  I cut some out of white cardstock and colored with Ranger Distress Ink Pad in Seedless Preserves to add a little color.  The Snowy Egret speaks for himself....unfortunately, you cannot tell that I used mounting foam to attach him for added dimension.  He looks like he is just strolling by the lattice and bamboo background.

Although Christmas is over and I am ready to be done with anything associated with winter, I really wanted to use these Christmas related dies because I just loved them.  The Christmas Stacker Tree is so cute as is the majestic looking Reindeer (Deer 2) - in hindsight, I wish I would have placed the "O" level with the "J" and "Y".  Oh well, next time.  I also have been excited to use my Martha Stewart punch to make the little pine sprig branch cut fast and easy!  I thought the red adhesive pearls made cute berries too!

Products Used:

Dee's Distinctively Die IME 043 Lattice 1 -  $27.50
  "                 "           "   IME 050 Small Bamboo -  $15.99
  "                 "           "   IME 057 Snowy Egret -  $16.50
  "                 "           "   IME 005 Trio Tropical Leaves -  $18.99
  "                 "           "   IME 025 Christmas Stacker Tree - $15.99
  "                 "           "   IME 108 Joy - $11.99
  "                 "           "   IME 099 Deer 2 - $6.50
Martha Stewart Punch  M230367 Branch 1-1/4" x 1/2" - $9.99
Ranger Distress Ink Pad - Frayed Burlap & Seedless Preserves - $5.99 ea.

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Mrs. Swandog said...

Love the cards! The egret card is awesome! I think your lowered O in joy is perfect!

Jan Castle said...

Dee's dies really are distinctive! I soooo enjoy using them! Your cards are wonderful!