Perfect Pear | By Laurie Schmidlin


Happy, happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a technique that will allow you to stretch your dies even further!



This card came about as one of those crafting “happy accidents”. I was flipping through my dies in search of the Perfect Pears Die Set and a saved die cut (I never throw away full cover plate die cuts but store them for future use) fell out onto my desk. The die cut was one that I had cut out of silver cardstock with the Delfina A die. As I was getting the pears out to die cut the through occurred to me that the two would look great together!



I knew that I didn’t want to use the silver but thought gold would be a better choice for my pears. So I die cut two of the Delfina A layers from gold cardstock. I also die cut two of the largest dies from the Perfect Pears die set.  I sponged ink on them using Distress Oxide inks. To add some extra texture, I splattered the pears with both dark green and gold paint.



I adhered the gold die cuts on top of the pears and trimmed around the pear edges.  The Perfect Pears die set included the leaf and stem dies, so I die cut those out of green and Kraft cardstock.



For the background of my card, I sponged some turquoise Distress Oxide ink.  Again, for added texture, I splattered on both water and gold paint.

I chose the “We’re the Perfect Pear” sentiment from the Love and Miss You stamp set.  I created a little banner by trimming each end and then adhered to the card using dimensional foam.  For embelllishment, I sprinkled on some gold sequins from the Not So Heavy Metals sequin mix.



I have to say that I really love how this turned out!  The gold die cuts add a touch of elegance, giving the pears a whole new look!


I hope this has inspired you to look through your dies to see what you might be able to combine to create something new and unexpected!






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