Many of you collected the Grand Dies when they where available and made really good use of them for larger cards. Sadly they have been retired from Spellbinders website but that doesn't mean that we have to forget about them and if you have them in your collection then it is time to dust them off again.
- LF-019 Grand Stately Circles
- LF-114 Grand Circles
- S5-182 A2 Scalloped Borders One
- PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting Machine
- White/Dotty/Striped Card
These are the dies that I am using and they are numbered the same in any set from Spellbinders with #1 always being the smallest.
(Please bear in mind that Grand Dies are much larger than the normal sized dies)
With die #3 from the Grand Circles cut two pieces of card in white for the base
With #1 from the Grand Stately Circles cut another white layer
With die #2 from the Grand Circles cut two pieces in different patterns. I have used stripes and dotty card for mine. Choose one of these and stamp and emboss a sentiment onto it
You will also need one more in this size in white
With the two that you have cut for the base you will need to fold one of them back about half an inch down and score. And on this same piece you will need to level the bottom off so that the circle will stand Only do these actions on the piece that is going to be the back of the card
Don't fold the scored part all the way back as it needs glue adding to the small area and then marrying up with the other piece. This is now your base card.
With the other patterned panel and the white one add the border die across them and cut and emboss. Placing the die about two thirds up the card will give you a good depth to these two layers.
Add foam pads to the back of each piece and start to layer together.
My foam pads are about 1mm thick and give really nice dimension to my card.
Add the Grand Stately Circle to the base and then add your patterned circle to the top.
Layer the two cut pieces so that they are offset and add them also.
Add in your flowers so that they make a pleasing display and to curl the stems on the flower buds I have wrapped them around a BBQ stick
Tuck in the leaves as you like and add some sparkle to the petals with the glitter
More tomorrow ...