Good morning crafty friends!!
Today, I’m on the DCAM blog reviewing their new dies. Firstly, I wish you all a very Happy 2017!! May you all have a fantastic crafty year ahead!!
Secondly, I am feeling honored to be on the DCAM BLOG to inspire you all. I am absolutely grateful to Mansi for approaching me and sending me her newly launched dies. I really loved the new Envelope die. The tradition of gifting money in envelopes to give the shagun remains prominent in mostly all occasions in India. Half of my life I have worked as a trousseau packaging designer and I very well know the move of envelopes in the Indian market. Though, from the past six years, I have been into paper crafting fully and have stopped taking bulk orders for the same sometimes due to my tight schedule and sometimes due to health issues. But designing them for teaching purposes has always been at the top of my list. I really always wished to have a die in hand so that I can cut the envelope in a single go and that too from any paper that I already have in my stash.
The Newly launched DCAM Envelope Die is just PERFECT for customizing all your needs. The high-quality steel dies, cuts perfectly well and give sharp and neat edges in a single go with beautifully stitched edges. The die cut has already the scored lines, you just have to score a little more for perfect creasing. It’s a big die measuring approx 9.5″X8.5″ so it is compatible only with larger die cutting machine like Big Shot plus, Gemini, Cut n Boss, Bigshot Pro etc. You get 2 pieces in a set ( coverup Tag+ envelope die). This die is so versatile that not only envelopes but you can also create many other scrapbooking projects with the same. Today, I will be only focusing on a variety of envelopes. I have used this die in different ways to create many different envelopes using various paper craft techniques and supplies available in the craft market nowadays.
Here, I go with my latest creations…
Mind it…..it’s a picture heavy and a long post. Sorry, I could not resist myself using DCAM dies again and again!!
My first set of envelopes might give you a pleasant shock.
Yes….something not my style of work, actually!!
This is really something totally out of my comfort zone. I so wanted myself to give a little new style to my way of crafting. Mix media, 3D paper flowers, birds, and bright colors have always fascinated me and I have always worked the same way. Painting cute little figures and using them to create clean and simple cards or envelopes was always on my wish list. This is my first try to these. Hope you like them the way I loved creating them.
I have mixed and matched DCAM, Double Stitched Circle Die, Double Stitched Rectangle, and Double Stitched Square Die set to create windows for these envelopes. The striped pattern paper used is from Paperecious. The stamps used are from MFT. All the windows are see-through and have acetate sheet. Sorry for the glare that you see in the pictures. All the images are painted using Zig Clean Clear Markers. You can find a huge variety of Zig Brush Markers on the DCAM site.
For the second set of envelopes, I have used the tag die for creating a belly band around all the envelopes. The belly band has a joint of acetate paper on the front edges. I have used Altenew layered stamps to decorate my envelopes. A huge range of Altenew stamps is available in the DCAM store. The backgrounds are all created using distress inks and various stamps.
If you are not at all a stamping person you can simply decorate the belly bands. Here is the picture how my envelopes look from the back side without stamping. The simple yet so elegant and matching edge makes it look more fantastic. Options are endless.
Few more clicks from different angles of the same set….
I am the kind of person who can’t resist stamping. I have a good collection of ready backgrounds and embellishments. For the next 2 sets of envelopes, I will be using the backgrounds few of which I created while teaching in my workshops.
This set of envelopes showcase the usage of stamped tags to decorate the envelopes. I have used stamps from Mudra, Hero arts and Impression and Obsession. The base envelope is also fully stamped and colored. The stitched lines of the die, adds extra beauty to the backgrounds.
And the last and final set in which I have nested the tag die to cut a huge window in the center of the envelopes. Also, I have used an extra tag to create another style of belly band around the envelopes. I kept one envelope simple with beautifully colored stamped images with Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers and the rest two shows a background created using distress inks and stamping.
Hehehehe……I could not resist myself from using my old 3D style of stamped and layered flowers.
And that’s all from me today!!
Hope you liked my creations. Thanks for dropping by and leaving love.