September 14, 2013

Tapestry Pattern ...

Hi Everybody,

One of the newest dies to land here in the UK is Tapestry and the pattern it creates is very intricate.

I bought mine from Sunrise Crafts

It is an extendable pattern ... which means that the side of the die does not actually cut ... it just leaves the pattern in the card for you to use it as you wish.

You can place it in position so that it cuts the front of your base card.

Or you can do as I have done and create frames to sit around the edge of the pattern.  Click the link and the video will show you how.

I have cut several frames of different sizes  to go around the edge and I have added them with foam pads to raise them up.

That of course makes the centre panel sit lower on the card and so I have added the sentiment also on foam pads to give that height too.

But here is another idea that I have been playing around with using the Tapestry die.

I did all the dimensions and measuring yesterday to get things just right so that I can repeat the process and this is the first one I have done so it needs to be worked on yet ... but it is very filigree and pretty.

 And when my "Film Crew" has some spare time I am going to make a video showing you how I got this style of card so that if you wanted to try it for yourself then you would know the steps to go through to get it.

I am sure that you will agree it is an unusual card but quite pretty.

I know these dies are not cheap to but but if you can think of many ways to use them then they are worthwhile.

The cards that each one creates is so special and you would never ever be able to cut card to such detail by hand.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Oh Christina these are stunning cards,
    cant wait for the video on the second one.
    Marion H

  2. Quite pretty did you say?? These are absolutely gorgeous Christina. I love the first one especially. Pat x

  3. What a beautiful card and gorgeous die Christina. I am going to have to look through all your cards to give me some ideas for a 16th birthday card for a girl. She is very much into flowers and things, so if you have any nice ideas I would be grateful for any help. Thanks. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to share and show all of your hard work. Looking forward to the video.

  5. Oh wow!! Both are gorgeous! I can't wait for you to get the second one worked out so you can share it with us!! Love the shape! hugs

  6. Just beautiful, I have just bought the tapestry die, so now I have an idea how to use it.

  7. Another beauty Christina - I love the 'frames' and will have to have a try - they make the cards look so 'professional'. tfs

  8. Both cards are so elegant and gorgeous!! The tapestry die is fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. beautiful cards I am so looking forward to the videos release.

    hugs Pat

  10. Both are just gorgeous uses of this new die, so elegant!


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