Saturday, April 11, 2020

Another Twist with the "Pretty Picket" Die

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a fun post about Pretty Picket Fence Die from Penny Black. 
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This die is a great compliment to any of the floral designs. Here is the card I shared previously.
However, is there other ways of using this die other than creating a a fence?
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After playing around with the pieces, I took a simple approach.
I then used two of the die cut and made an ornate background for my stamped images.
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After weaving the two pieces of dies, I inked the middle area with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide. It is kind of looks like the garden trellis, isn't it?
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 For the focal point, I stamped the Lovely Lilac and fussy cut it.  Since I wanted to show off the background, I kept the the floral element simple. 

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For the card base, I used a piece of white cardstock that was die cut with Leaf Stitched Rectangles Die.  This set of rectangles die truly is awesome if you are in search of a set of rectangle dies.
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 As you can see, it really was easy to do and what a difference to have that intricate background?
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If you are on the fence with the Pretty Picket Fence Die, I hope today's post helps you see my point of view.

Last but certainly not the least, PLEASE continue to do social-distancing and keep safe. This is certainly a very traumatic and challenging time in our lifetime. With restraint and strength, we will endure and survive.

 Thank you so much for stopping by!


Harriet said...

Beautiful "welcome spring" cards, gorgeous colors and an invented use of a die! Thank you.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the picket fence die! Great background idea!

Ms. Tamp said...

I think this idea is a wonderful change up for the die.

Dawn T said...

what a clever idea Virginia. Always a bonus when you find a new way to use your supplies.

Vikki H said...

Mouth drop! You have an amazing imagination. I love the texture and depth that it gives to the lilacs.

Linda BL said...

Your picket fence makes the perfect garden trellis. Such a lovely background for the Lovely Lilac. Th intricate background adds so much texture. Would also make a great Easter card.

Sue D said...

Pretty cards. Love the creative background with this die.

bbgeltz said...

I liked your idea of interlocking the fence pieces. Think I will also try using that as a stencil to make an interesting background with my Distress Oxide inks.

Maura said...

Fabulous idea, Virginia!! Thanks so much for your inspiration in thinking about using our supplies in unique ways!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

This is soooo clever! Love both!

conil said...

This card screams SPRING, big time. Love the texture the fence created and those sweet, colors all say, Happy Easter.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beautiful floral cards, Virginia - Just love how you made the fence into a trellis on card two! Happy Easter!!

Karthikha said...

Ooh these are super beautiful! I love your second take on the fence more, it is so creative! :)

Cindy C. said...

Such clever ways to use the Pretty Picket die!

Purple Princess said...

so lovely