Using Shape Dies Creatively

There are tons of ways to use shape dies creatively. Today I am featuring the new dies from Spellbinders’ Glimmer Greetings Collections.

Hello everyone!

In my post today I am sharing two fun and colorful cards I have created.

First Card

For my first one I used The Essential Diamonds die set from this collecion.

I picked a fun and contrasting color palette for my cards today. Orange, sky blue and dark teal. These colors go so well together, don’t you think so?

I started by arranging the nesting dies in such a way that it would cut the thin diamond borders in all sizes. Then I ran these through the die cutting machine three times in three different colors. This set has 11 dies in the shape of diamond.

I cut a piece of thin printer paper to the size of my card front which is 4 and a quarter inches by 5 and a half inches, a standard A2 size. Then meticulously added the diamonds in alternating colors next to each other till I formed there diamonds. Then I added the diamonds on the printer paper piece. It looks like there are so many diamonds in the photo but that’s just the leftover pieces that i cut off from the edge. I was able to fill the whole card front with just three diamonds.

For the sentiment I die cut Happy Birthday with gold card stock and it’s shadow layer with vellum as I wanted to cover the least of the background as possible. The happy birthday die is from the large die of the month for June 2022 .

Finally I added some floral elements on top left of the card front. I created this floral arrangement using the Be bold Bloom die set. I just used white and gold for the flowers and leaves because i didn’t want to add another color to my project.

Second Card

My second card features The Essential Arches Die Set.

Like in my first card, I used 9 of the dies to cut the arches in three different colors. And arranged these die cuts in alternating colors to create this fun colorful background.

I still have the leftover arch borders that I can use on another card someday.

I used another die cut word that says hello for this card. The letters in gold and the shadow layer in vellum.

Finally added a cluster of white and gold flowers and leaves to finish off this card.

Hope this inspires you to pull out all your nesting shape dies and use them this way.


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