Wednesday 5 April 2017

Totally Blown Away by Totally Entwined...

Last Thursday I had the great pleasure of demonstrating just a little of what is possible with the Tattered Lace Totally Entwined Collection.  These are yet more new dies which open up so many possibilities.

There are lots of them – we showed the Birthday, Everyday, Special Occasion and Romance dies before moving on to the Entwined Shapes and Borders dies and the Entwined Lattice Die and Lattice Border. 

These dies do exactly what it says on the tin, in that the sentiments are totally entwined with the surrounding foliage and patterns, in a really sweet delightful way.  I love them! 

An aspect of these dies which is quite a departure from the norm and a really good idea, is that they are not ‘occasion specific’ – the dies don’t mention the words ‘Christmas’ or ‘Anniversary’ for example, or indeed point to any one thing that has a specific event in mind.  This rather clever notion means the dies are much more versatile.

Many of the dies in the range are not symmetrical, and I feel that makes them instantly more interesting.  They are all very pretty, very detailed and ornate, which is of course what we all enjoy about this particular brand.   They have ‘snippability’ too – there are lots of elements to the each die that can be used independently of each other or in conjunction with all kinds of other dies, and of course with the other dies in the Entwined collection.

The great thing that struck me when I first came face to face with them is that the longer I stopped and stared at them, the more possibilities sprang to mind.

There is more of a link to each of the dies in the Entwined shapes and borders dies, as the beautifully detailed foliage has a theme and is quite similar in each die. And when that foliage is as lovely as this and as intricate and detailed as this, that’s no bad thing.

The Entwined Lattice Die and Lattice Border dies are intriguing, simply because there are so many different looks and effects that can be achieved with these… as I’ve said before, the only limit is one’s own imagination!

The card I made using the Entwined dies was a pink and white one, with just a splash of silver.  I made a white background using the Lattice Die, added a solid pink layer, and then cut out the Heart sentiment die in pink.  I placed gems in each of the holes in the lattice pattern and stuck on a solid pink heart, which I made using one of the Tattered Lace essentials range dies. I cut out the birdcage in both silver and vellum, which I feel really brings it to life.

And the final touch was to add some flowers which, in true ‘Blue Peter’ fashion, I’d made earlier – hope you like it!    

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