Last weekend saw the release of the new dies 'Celtic Dreams' from Lavinia Stamps and Imagination Crafts. These dies are a brilliant size for card making and using on tags, 11.5cm, ... just love them!
Whilst waiting for the dies to arrive I made myself a stack of papers using my brusho inks. My idea was to use the dies to cut black paper and lay the cutout against the colourful papers.
The dies are so beautifully designed they are exquisite just as they are, but they also look stunning against the strong colours of brusho.
I also used the dies to cut out some of the papers ... love 'em :) Now you know me, when I make cards I usually end up having to add extra elements to cover up the inky splodges that are an inevitable part of my card making ...
... not anymore!! With these dies I just used a spray adhesive to attach them to the brusho paper and card and hey presto, quick, easy, clean but very pleasing cards!
Of all of them the above is my favourite but I did enjoy enhancing the brusho papers with embossing powders and stamping for this one ...
I will definitely be making more of these cards!
and have plenty more ideas for using them (watch this space!!). I particularly love that the little tiny fairies ( small pixies or three dancing fairies) fit behind the windows of the toadstool so they look like they are busy in their little houses. I've put mine on the front of one of my sketchbooks and will share a tag tomorrow :)