Sunday, March 19, 2017

Beautiful Bonsai

Happy Sunday Everyone!
 Today I'm sharing a creation using two of the new February Release Oriental dies available at the Tutti Designs Store as well as the Nesting Stitched Rectangle dies ... a set I reach for over and over again!

Dies I have used on today's creation are:

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After die cutting my Bonsai from white card stock (actually die cut it 4 times), I then colored the 'trunk' portion using Spectrum Noir alcohol marker #EB5. Extra cuts were used for stacking to create dimension.

Next I die cut just the top portion of my Bonsai tree from a scrap piece of designer paper that has a  velvet texture on the leaves.  

Snipped off any 'trunk/branch' portions and adhere to my white tree panel.

I also die cut the base portion of my die from gold foil paper and adhered to the white panel.

My background papers are from a very old DCWV paper pack and to add a little extra design behind my Bonsai focus panel, I die cut the Lotus Flower die twice and place in opposite corners.  This Lotus Flower die is so beautiful on it's own but love when I can utilize a die in more than just one way ... as I've done today!

The little gold rectangle pieces are once again from the Tutti Designs 'Oriental Screen' die that I used on my card HERE.  I thought they were a nice accent.
I've used three of the rectangle stitched rectangles today ... two for the background panels for the Bonsai and one of the smaller ones to die cut the oriental symbol I printed from the internet. 

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies in this latest release.  And, of course, you'll want to browse through the store to see what other dies you need to have on hand.

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Doris Klein said...

Wow, this is just awesome! Love the Bonsai and your tutorial how to create this Project! Thanks for this!

Have a nice day and hugs

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's a lovely card.
Hugs Miranda said...

Great use of the dies! Your card is lovely!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Darlene

gr karin

Diane said...

Great use of the Bonsai die and your leftovers from the background die, turned out perfect...great job!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I love the Asian flavor of your beautiful card! The gold accents really pop too! That Bonsai Tree is awesome, as is the sentiment. Love it all!

Leslie Miller said...

You've done such beautiful work with these Asian dies. This is totally amazing! I love how you used the lotus blossom as a corner flourish, barely peeking at the edges. Very pretty!

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome, you are doing these Asian inspired cards just beautifully. I love how you did the tree and the use of the background pieces are so cool!

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card Darlene, I love those dies!
Hugs, Sherry x