Well hello and welcome! Today sees the start of a series of blog posts that will highlight the Cut Foil & Emboss dies that I will be launching in collaboration with Couture Creations later in the month.
There will be eight of these and then a cheeky little bonus at the end so make sure to check back each day, please!
FYI, if you don’t know what I am on about with these things, please do pop back and have a look at this blog post.
Here is the design that I would like to share with you today.
The first is called ‘Woven Circles’ and has a geometric bent with a simplistic Celtic style.
It measures around 10 cm or just under 4 inches square so perfect for cardmaking but also can be tiled across a scrapbook page neatly.
Over and above the Cut Foil and Emboss features of the die itself, and let’s not forget the letter pressing style that can be done too, there are some other neat features that were built into this design.
The first one is that this Cut Foil Emboss die can be used as a regular cutting die too so if you don’t have a foiling system, just run it through your regular die cutting machine as you would any other thin metal die and you will get an embossing and die cut effect!
In addition, although designed for the original cross-platform hot foiling and die cutting system – GoPress & Foil – this die can be used in conjunction with other foiling systems too!
Finally, this die has repeating patterns built in and so, with some clever cropping and trimming, it can be used to create layered styles, frames, photo apertures and more.
I can’t wait to see how you use it!
Fancy seeing one of the mockups that I made when I was testing the designs?
Ok, here ya go.
I think that the sentiment on this one sums it all up nicely.
Now, just to let you know, at the time of writing these posts I did not yet have the physical products and so the images used in this blog post are either digital mock-ups or physical mock-ups made using card cut and detail applied from the original design files.
There are now lots of examples on this blog for you to check out.
Update – Here is a foiled cut using the actual die!
Wow! What a result!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!
Bye for now.