Love Arch & Maria Butterfly
Tools: Tonic Studios Love Arch Square Die Set, Tonic Studios Love Arch Border Punch, Tonic Studios Maria Butterfly Die, Tim Holtz Ruler
Colouring Mediums: Encore Ultimate Metallic Ink Purple, Memento Black Ink, Promarker Pens, Cosmic Shimmer Mist
Paper and Card: Deja Views, Textured, Joanna Sheen's Elegance Satin
Embellishments: Organza sheer ribbon 10mm, May Arts Printed Sheer Ribbon, hand-made pearl Hat Pins
I used the largest die out of the set for my main focal mat, it measures about 14cm x 14cm. What I love about Tonic Studios Versom Die range is that that outer edge is a separate die to the detail. So I was able to cut a textured cardstock mat without detail, and layer over it a patterned paper piece with all the die cut detail. Isn't it a lovely die set? You can also see the little die-cut heart from the same set, which I've inked and topped with a tiny mother-of-pearl heart button, so sweet! image.
I used a paper piecing technique with the Maria Butterfly Die. First, I cut the out the entire die using textured mauve cardstock, and cut again using offcuts of patterned paper but only the flowers. With the help of tweezers, I then inset the patterned paper pieces into the main die. A bit fiddly but a super effect.
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