The Lili of the Valley challenge this week is Anything but Square. So, you know me and easy … well I got out the fab XXL dies from Go-Kreate and whipped up this card in next to no time. I cut out the shape using the largest die then just scored and folded it in half and matted and layered using the smaller die. Simples.
Edited after lots of messages lol- you need an A4 die cutting machine to cut the biggest dies in these sets. I have a Grand Calibur that I use for the bigger dies but if you want an A4 cutter that takes all dies then the Grand Calibur is not for you - it does not take thicker dies like Sizzix, which sadly I only discovered after I had bought the machine (I should have checked first instead of just assuming it would). An expensive assumption as I am going to replace this with a cutter that takes all dies so I don't have to faff on with having to use different machines for different dies. However, Go Kreate do the same shaped dies in a smaller size and these do go through the Big Shot and Cuttlebug - 180002 XL frames - Frilly #2
The gorgeous paper is a Tilda Pad – Frosted Bluegreen. I just adore the colours in this pad (okay in all the Tilda pads). The lace is from The Ribbon Girl, so pretty.
I made the button by stamping the Love sentiment on a scrap of white card with Walnut Stain ink, cut out a small heart (approx 1/2”), inked up the edges then punched two tiny holes to thread the twine through. I then triple embossed the button with UTEE (any Ultra Thick embossing powder will do or you can use clear embossing powder but will have to emboss several times to get the nice domed effect).
I distressed the seam binding with some very diluted tea die ink spritzed on randomly then I dabbed tea die ink on whilst it was still wet, scrunched it up and left it to dry.
The Mr & Mrs stamp from Lili of the Valley has been coloured with Promarkers from Letraset
Skin: Oatmeal and blush (with a touch of baby pink for the cheeks)
Hair: Him – Walnut, Almond; Her - Pastel Yellow, Ivory
Clothes: Him – Cool Greys 1 – 5, Marine, pastel green; Her – Ivory and blender pen, Marine, pastel green