Friday, 17 February 2012

Die cutting out of the box: ornate die-cut

Another way today to use your dies in a way you might not have thought about and create yourself a nice necklace (or ornament).
Linda will show you how...

Waste Not ...Want Not!

Did you know that the waste from the frames in the Tim Holtz Tag die is a perfect fit for the centre of his Ornate Plates? 
Firstly grab a scrap of Grungepaper and cover one side with Tissue Tape and the olther side with a scrap of Humungo Tape and some TSS metal.

Next ... die cut the frame. The frame needs no explanation ... you now have one already for whatever project you fancy!

Apply Matte Medium around the edge of your plate and attach to the centre. Set aside to dry while you dig through your stash for some embellishments.

And Voila ... you have yourself a new necklace! All you need to do now is sit back and enjoy the compliments!

Tip of the day
Apply more than one jump ring to attach the chain ... it will ensure your new necklace stays exactly where you want it!

Products used
Tim Holtz: Tag Die
Ornate Plate
Locket Key 
Jump Rings
Tissue Tape 
Claudine Hellmuth Matte Medium or Glossy Accents
TSS metal
Humungo Tape

See you tomorrow


  1. Love this project Izzy.
    Hugs Linda

  2. Just love this necklace Linda, it looks fab.

  3. Great idea and project


  4. Oh Wow! this is great ............. I need one of those!!!

    Lesley Xx

  5. Fab idea, and I will now be keeping all the centres from the frames I cut ! Sue C x

  6. Oh thanks, I like very much the idea, and the result is gorgeous !! I have just a question: Is there a good reason to put TSS metal at the back side??... Thanks again! xx

  7. Hi ya Co Co ... Good question ... I do it purely for design ... I think it looks nicer ... But you could back it with anything really! If you make your own ... Please come back and show us!

  8. I would be proud to wear this! What a cool idea!


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