Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ballerina Silhouette and Flourishes in Black

I've been enjoying using some my intricate and detailed dies lately...
for one reason...
I am able to cut them...beautifully... in the GEMINI die cutting machine!
I've had my GEMINI since it first came out last Summer...
I purchased it in hopes that it would do what it was said to do...
That being: Cutting detailed and intricate dies...easily...and completely.

And...it does!

That ease of cutting detailed dies now has me going through dies that I have had for a while
But hesitated to use..
Because it was always frustrating to attempt complete cutting with other machines that I have..
both electric and manual.

Now...I am thoroughly enjoying creating cards with lots of long neglected dies.

Today I'm sharing 2 versions of a card ...both created with a pretty ballerina silhouette image
a few nice dance related quotes....
and...a beautiful flourish die.
All of the matting and die cutting, for both cards,  was done using  Black Metallic card stock

The ballerina image from Clearly Besotted's Twinkle Toes stamp set.
The quotes are from North Coast Creations Ballet stamp set
And the beautiful flourish die cut is 
Crafter's Companion Sara's Signature Decorative Die called Regency Swirls

I created 3 of this card...

This is such a pretty quote...isn't it?
 The flourish background die cut was cut beautifully with 2 passes through the GEMINI machine...one forward pass...and one reverse...
The ballerina layer was matted and then positioned with a large piece of self adhesive fun foam
The quote was also matted...and positioned with foam dimensionals.
I used one small sparkling rhinestone at the tip of the ballerina's finger, as an embellishment 

Instead of making a fourth of the card above...exactly the same...
I decided to use a different quote to switch it up a bit
Also...a very beautiful quote, I think.

It thrills me to enjoy using the detailed and intricate dies that I have
with zero frustration and 100% cutting success!

If you haven't seen my GEMINI video yet...take a peek ...
You'll be amazed at the demo of me using it for the first time.
CAUTION: If you like dies that are detailed and intricate...you WILL want a GEMINI
after watching the video 

Here's the video:
(Oh!!...I almost forgot to say....Thanks for visiting today...have a wonderful Tuesday!)


  1. Thanks so much for your demo! I'm always wondering about the different machines and this answered my questions! I think you are right, this one will be more next purchase! Great craft room too!

    1. So glad that you enjoyed the GEMINI video Holly....it really is a great machine...
      and thanks for your comment about my studio...I love my creative space...It's one of my favorite places to be... :)


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