Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Die Cut Poinsettia Christmas Portrait Card

Photo Christmas card/display piece I made this past Christmas.

The die cut poinsettia was made from a discontinued die
available through cricut.com
I've never seen them before and I think if I had known how thin they are,
I probably would not have bought them. I am not sure how long they will last....
I was quite surprised that they cut through this card stock.
Granted, this is some thinner than the Stampin' Up! card stock I normally use.

Also as a note, it may just be the operator of the quilling tool,
but I could NOT get my flower to look like the completed flower
that came in the kit. I had to do some creative "unquilling" and gluing
to make it work properly. My flower petals kept stacking
up on directly top of each other, looking goofy. Maybe with more practice ?

Doesn't show up too well in this lighting/photo,
but I inked the edges of all the pieces before assembly.

This shows the back of my flower that I had to unroll and
glue together oddly to make the flower look right.
Rolled tightly like the sample flower in the kit,
the petals to my flower were stacked on top of each other
making what looked like just a three petal flower.

Ribbon, metal pieces, Riding Hood Red card stock,
Vary Vanilla card stock, Early Espresso textured card stock,
Texturz plates, scalloped circle die and numbers stamp set
all came from Stampin' Up! (most all are now retired).

This is the die set I bought on clearance through cricut.com
They are chipboard thin dies, I had no idea !

Thanks for looking =)

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