Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Rosette Gold and White Embossed Cameo Strip Die Card

I love to die cut but I also love to emboss the dies rather than cut them and this is what I've done with the layering for this card.

I started of with and A3 sheet of white card that I folded in half and then cut in half again giving me two A5 card blanks but tent fold rather than landscape fold as you can see from the photo.

I cut a layer of gold card which was flush with the card top and bottom but left a small border on either side.

To cut and emboss my Cameo Strips, I took the Butterfly Bracelet die and Scalloped Edge die and cut myself three white strips and two gold strips approximately 3 inches wide.  I embossed the patterned Butterfly Bracelet die on each strip by placing it in the centre of the board where there's less chance of it cutting as there's less pressure and embossed it with the correct plate 'sandwich' for my machine, just as you would emboss any detail on a die cut after cutting it out.  I cut four out of the five in half lengthways leaving a white one for the top layer.  After adding a strip of double sided tape to the straight cut edge of each of my strips I stuck them behind the white strip, alternating the colours. I added the strip out of the Just For You Essentials set which was cut twice to fit.  this was then stuck to the card blank leaving an equal border each side and trimming to fit if necessary.

To make the rosette, I die cut the smaller layering circles from the Thinking of You Essentials set but debossed the Just For You sentiment onto it.  I layered these together and added a strip of tape to the outer edge.  To prepare the ribbon I again added a strip of tape to the edge of this and gathered it onto itself.  I stuck this in place onto the back of the prepared layered circles and attached to the front of my card.  This card was finished with a few sparkly clear gems.

I hope you like it,

Karen x


  1. Stunning! Welcome to blogland and congratulations on your DT position. A new followers and loving your blog posts.

    1. Thanks for the kind words Linda, I'm off to have a look at your blog :) xx

  2. Hi Karen this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

  3. Love it and great blog posts. Hugs Jennifer xx


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