Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! It's cloudy with scattered showers throughout the day here in the Chicago area, but there's no reason we can't make our own sunshine right? Today I'm playing with the Palma Curve die. This is really a unique set of two dies. I used them to create this dreamy card!
I started by cutting the die and using the clean half oval shape as a mask for inking. I blended distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Crushed Olive.
Don't worry if you get some "hard lines" from the blender on the outer edges - those will be covered up later. You just need enough ink to complete the oval shape. I brought the blending tool in from all directions so I covered more of the paper than I needed to. When you're happy with the blending you can add a splash of water or white ink like I did. If you want to leave it "as is" that's fine too.
I cut the two dies apart and cut the piece with the foliage from gold glitter paper. I cut the smooth oval frame from white card stock. Next I adhered them together to make it easier to trim them at the same time to fit the card base.
I added a simple Scribble Hello sentiment cut from white and placed it in the bottom corner. The white on white is subtle so the focus stays on all that gold up top.
The Posing Faerie looks right at home in this setting! A few Butterfly Sprinkles in gold complete the scene. They're just the right size and in proportion with the faerie. I have them flying out of the scene at the top.
This die has lots of possibilities, you can place it horizontally or vertically, you can use the solid oval shape to create a complete oval by cutting it twice. You can change up the colors and add more dimension by popping up each layer with adhesive foam tape. The only limit is your own imagination!
Here's a few more ways you can cut this die.
First cut the floral edge, then place the oval die so it meets the cut lines of the floral edge. When it's cut out it will look like this.
You can also cut the two die side by side to create this look.
If you love this style die you should check out the Schaefer Curve too - it's really similar. Here's pictures of both side by side for a comparison.
Happy crafting and big hugs!!