Sunday, July 31, 2016

Virginia's Die Hard Series-Vented Star

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Hello friends! 
I am getting back to "Virginia's Die Hard Series" again.
This time, I am using a simple yet super versatile die.
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I have no rule about picking certain dies for my series. All I know is, the Vented Star Wafer Die "speaks to me"! If you continue to read/see the following, you'll totally understand. 

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Here are a few ways of using this die. 

1. use the die as a stencil
though we live apart....
 Noticed the yellow star (on the top left and right bottom)? I used the die as a stencil and applied my favorite yellow ( Duckling ) and stamped the rest of the design with Seeing Star Stamp set.
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2. use the die for inlaid design
you're a star

I created a colorful background with the embossed paper (that comes with August Card Kit). I made the die cue and also made a white one. I picked up the white pieces and put it back to the star like a puzzle. There's the inlaid design!
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3. use the negative die

 I made a die cut and then cut out the outlines of the die. This is a great way to stretch your die to create an embellishment. I utilized the brightness of alcohol inks and made it the STAR of my design. 
you're a star!

Once I inked up the colorful paper with alcohol inks, I made the die cut and followed the outlines to create this star-studded design.
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Here is the one die, three ways group photo.

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This concludes this Virginia's Die Hard Series (for now). I may have more ideas!!?
 Do you have a favorite? I like the 3rd/last one the best.
Thanks for stopping by!
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6 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

You are so inspiring Virginia. This star looks incredible in the different ways. Love the last one best... the beautiful colours.

Karen B. said...

Wow these are beautiful and so much fun!

Harriet said...

My STARS, Virginia, you sure showed us many uses for one die. Each is unique in its own way. I favorite is the inlaid....so creative. Love the alcohol ink one too. Colorful which in my mind equates to happy.

conil said...

How can I decide which is my favorite when all of these are fantastic?

Lisa said...

These posts of yours are so much fun and open our eyes to the many possibilities of our products!! Terrific cards Virginia. I especially like the last one!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you stretch your dies, Virginia! The vented star is no exception!!