Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ornamental Branch Die

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Ornamental Branch Die (Penny Black)
I am popping in to share a simple project with you. 
What can I say? This die has EVERYTHING you want in a set.
Gorgeous images and sentiment.

I took a simple approach and created a fairly clean and simple card.
merry & bright

You might be wondering how I came up with the color palette...
To be honest, I GUESS-TIMATED the colors and swipe Distress Oxide onto the card stock.
Once dry, I die cut the pieces accordingly.

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Noticed the green inky part in the background? 

My light bulb moment 
Ding---->SAVE the negative die and use it as a stencil. I know I mentioned this many times before, but this is a reminder in case you haven't done so. Those little touches add so much textures and interest and....it doesn't cost any extra money! 😊

merry and bright

Supplies used in this project: Festive Snippet Clear Stamp by Penny Black, Delicata Ink (Gold), Distress Oxide (Feathered Peacock, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Lucky Clover) , Wink of Stella (Green), MISTI 
 
I took a photo of my "before" and "after" photo and this should give you the visual "how-to".

before and after

I hope that you are inspired and perhaps pick up a few small tips and techniques from visiting my blog. If you are interested in this Penny Black product, you can find it here over Simon Says Stamp.

 All the supplies I used are shown in the product photos and highlighted in text like this for your easy reference and shopping (affiliate links are applied whenever possible). 
For this post's metal dies----> Ornamental Branch Die (Penny Black)

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20 comments:

Darnell said...

Gasp! I love this bright and colorful card, V!! The colors you've used are sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous. The colours are stunning and love the sponged leaves as well as the dies.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Virginia, I don't know how I missed this but your card is simply adorable, I love it! A fantastic job!

conil said...

How to get so much gorgeousness out of one cardstock panel, just ask Miss Virginia. She knows what she's doing...big time.

nlwilson46 said...

Refreshingly gorgeous card! Love the reminder to use the negative pieces. I've seen it b4 but forget to use it. Always enjoy your cards.

Melissa Friedrich said...

So pretty, love this die set!

Harriet said...

A joyous card....the colors simply sing and thank you for showing the before photo....helps a lot to 'see' what you are saying. Your hint...use the negative image is brilliant not only does is save money but uses a leftover.

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a pretty card, Virginia! I love your color palette and how you hung the ornaments on the branches...so charming! Thanks so much for the visual 'how-to'!

Sue LD said...

Cute --I like the colors of ink you used and great tip about making a stencil.

Happy Dance said...

Very cool, Virginia!! I love non-traditional colors for Christmas cards, and these just make me smile! Those branches are fabulous - not too 'piney' and would work for so many other blooms, too. What a fun card!! Love it. Bev

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wonderful card, Virginia! Just love your trio of colorful ornaments among the stenciled and die cut branches!!

Greta said...

So beautifully designed, Virginia--absolutely love this!

Lisa Elton said...

Incredible Virginia!!

Sheila H said...

I really like your non-traditional colors, Virginia. The ornaments are so pretty and delicate. They remind me of earrings.

Purple Princess said...

Those ornaments are so sweet!!

Denise Bryant said...

Really loving this set of dies... awesome card! Love the colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

So delicate and pretty! Love that paper you cut the dies from!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Great card !!!

cassiehoo said...

I love this card! May I ask what kind of die cutting machine do you use?

Virginia Lu said...

to cassiehoo: I used a very old Cuttlebug and it works just fine. I hope to get a Sizzix Big Shot some day! :)