Hello friends--Yes, you read that title right. A while back, I was contacted by Top Dog Dies to see if I would like to be a Guest Designer for some of their dies. Of course, I said yes, and they sent me some very fun dies to play around with.
Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions. Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.
Today I am sharing some projects I made with the Heart Doily Die. This is a set of two dies, as you can see below.
I made 4 projects with these dies, and could have played a lot more, if those pesky kids of mine did not want to be picked up from school and fed dinner.
First up is a valentine card. I used the larger die to cut a base of Pure Poppy, and cut the smaller, more detailed heart out of white card stock. I stamped the sentiment, from PTI Grand Ampersand, in Pure Poppy and Versafine Onyx Black. I used foam tape to adhere the two hearts together, and then adhered it to a white card base, topped off by a bow.
Next, some sweet treats for my lucky Valentine. I created die cut stacked hearts the same as above, only using some patterned paper. I adhered this to a little treat bag that I created using some papers I had on hand from an old 12X12 Valentine Pad and my Gift Bag Punch Board.
My next project is a shaped mini card.
I used the larger die to cut a card base. I placed my die over the fold of a scored piece of white card stock. You can see that the die will overlap a little bit on the left, so that the two sides will stay together.
Then, I cut another large heart from white card stock, and then impressed that die cut heart with the smaller die. So, I used the more detailed die as an impression plate, rather than a die. I used the same sandwich I use for my PTI Impression plates, including the rubber mats.
I stamped a sentiment from Verve in the center of that impressed heart piece using Raspberry Fizz ink, popped on a few sequins, and attached that die cut heart to my heart shaped card base.
My last project involves a technique I learned during the online card class I took a few weeks back.
I took a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece of computer paper and die cut the largest heart out of the center. Then, I used temporary adhesive to attach the negative space to my card front panel. I stamped around the entire heart shape, making sure to have all my stamped images partly on the mask and partly on the front panel.
This is what the mask looked like when I removed it. You can see what was left on the card front. I used stamps from Ruby Rose and Ruby Rose Reprise and a sentiment from Bigger Blooms. Then, I impressed that panel with the Stitching Impression Plate and used foam tape to attach it to my card base.
Top Dog Dies is doing a guest designer giveaway for the whole month of April. The winner will receive $50 worth of exclusive dies from Top Dog Dies (their choice!). Click here to enter the giveaway.
I have had a lot of fun playing with these new Top Dog Dies. Stay tuned over the next two weeks--I'll have more projects to share from some other Top Dog Dies.
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