Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Toiling with a Doily!

Who has been using any of the doily dies out there for card making (or scrapbooking)?  I had bought a doily die from Paper Trey Ink a while back...this one is called Parisian Doily but I had yet to use it.  I decided that it was time to break it out and try it! 

I had also bought the punch out tool to help remove the teensy punched out pieces but still am not sure exactly how that is supposed to be used.  I did find (after a few attempts) that running the die through my Cuttlebug several times and even rotating the die on each pass through helped me get the best cut.

I made two cards both the same with just different background papers.  The papers I used were from Crate Paper's Portrait Collection.  The sentiment and the butterfly which were both embossed with gold Zing embossing powder were from Bevy of Butterflies by Unity Stamps.
I inked with Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger) and used a little American Craft dotted ribbon. 

I love that doily die...look at the detail here:

It really is lovely, isn't it?
and here is a picture that shows the embossing...I know that you know what embossing looks like but I thought it turned out so cute!  And sometimes it's just fun to put up more than one picture! :)

Is it hot where you are????  I played tennis today for just an hour and thought I was GONNA DIE!  We have had one hot summer so far...and I think it is going to be worse tomorrow!  But I'll take the heat over cold any day....

Happy Crafting!


  1. Hi Susan, This is so cute, I have always wanted to order these dollies... I think that this is a great way to use them...The colors are fantastic and I love, love the embossing...
    Not as hot here today I think we are having one day off but it is scheduled to return tomorrow. Enjoy, and stay cool.

  2. This is so pretty! That looks like a REAL doily- love it! And the embossing did turn out cute! :)Amy

  3. Morning Sandra,
    Love what you did with the doily, very pretty. Great card.
    Stay cool and have a creative day.

  4. These dies are beautiful..but sometimes a pain to get out LOL! Still makes for gorgeous artwork and I love the colors you used.

  5. Bee-utiful Doily card. Like the detail in the die cut.

  6. Unbelievable! I didn't even know there was a doily die out there. This looks like a real doily and it looks great!

  7. A really lovely doily. and love the embossing. Sending you cool wishses today


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