We've got a different sort of post today - Bev and I are sharing it - we both bought the Mod Link Dies from a recent MFT release so we thought we'd do a shared post showing how we used them differently! For a pair of tiny dies they pack a big punch - have a look at what we made with them.....
For my first card I have used the Mod Link 2 Die combined with the MFT Impact Alphabet Dies. The Mod Link dies are both 15cm in length, which is longer than my standard size card. So for this first card I have made a DL size card 10.5 x 21 cm, with a panel of white card 9.5 x 20 cm.
The Mod Link is inlaid into the top white panel and I filled in some of the loops with coloured die cuts. This then inspired my next card...
Having die cut the Mod Link 2 Die from various off cuts of coloured card, I had lots of spare coloured petal shapes. These were perfect to create rainbow flowers around a black dimensional adhesive circle.
I started by stamping the sentiment from Concord & 9th Everyday Greetings clear stamp set. I love the boldness and impact of these sentiments. I then used liquid adhesive to adhere the petals and add the small dimensional adhesive circles to create the flower centres.
Lastly, I used the Mod Link 1 Die to create this fun focal pattern accented with a sentiment from Concord & 9th Mistletoe Messages clear stamp set.
The Mod Link 1 Die was cut from black card, and against the white background creates a really striking pattern. I just love the 'with love' sentiment from Mistletoe Messages and it goes to show that this sentiment set isn't just for Christmas ;)
I really liked the chain and thought they would be brilliant for a paper chain decoration!
Now you're first thought might be that that's an awful lot of die cutting! Well, I did it from 80gsm paper not card so I cut through 4 sheets at a time and had the red and gold on the machine at the same time side-by-side so it was only a few passes, cutting gold with The Mod Link 1 Die and the red with Mod Link 2 Die
One little dab of glue on the ends and a happy half hour in front of the telly and you've got yourself a chain to decorate your tree, wall or the traditional "over the mirror on the fireplace"! We haven't had time to get our tree out yet, so for now I trimmed up my big plant in the hall!
When I had the bits die cut, I thought they would also make a pretty snowflake-like/star-like decoration.
I cut another 4 of each die just from the gold paper this time (you'll find the paper in the 50% off DIY ornament kit from Hero Arts) and crossed them to make two 8 pointed star shapes (one from each die cut shape) and then I layered the two crossed over each other so they filled the gaps and make a full star shape. I used a small die cut circle front and back to hold them together securely and finished with a large gem in the centre and some tiny ones on some points for added bling!
I had all the "eyelet" shapes that popped out of the middle left over and the gold paper is so pretty I didn't want to chuck it, so I made a card too.
I die cut another couple of the dies from teal card and then just pieced the pieces from each colour into the other and made a top and bottom border from them across a card deliberately hanging them off the edge so they paired with the "endless" birthday sentiment which comes from MFT's Birth-yay stamp set.
Hope you've enjoyed this double-take on these dies - its interesting to see how we both took them in completely different directions I think - maybe we'll do more of those posts next year!
Tara & Bev