Friday, July 12, 2013

anna griffin cutting dies: cards

Yesterday, Anna Griffin appeared on HSN and introduced her new cutting + embossing dies for the Cuttlebug machine created in cooperation with Provo Craft.  Here are some card samples:


The embossing details on these images are gorgeous.  They look stunning as is...


...or you can play around with them a bit.  For the above card I used the negative after I cut the die image and adhered it over some patterned paper with pop dots.


On the card above I combined a die cut image with some punched borders in the same color.  They all coordinate and tie together beautifully.


This stunning die doesn't need much else when creating a card.  It covers the whole surface--light against dark really makes it stand out.


Here I cut the image from ivory cardstock and lightly rubbed Anna's gold ink pad over the embossed design to reveal the beautiful flower images.


For the above card I used Anna's watercolor markers to add some color and detail to the embossed flowers.


Here I cut apart the die cut image to create a unique design on my card front.


It's hard to tell in the photo, but for this card I die cut two identical images, inked the bottom one with green Anna Griffin ink, then inked the top one with aqua Anna Griffin ink.  I then cut the flowers out of the blue inked image and adhered them on top of the green inked image with pop dots.  Looks much cooler in person with all the dimension.

Hope these inspire you in your die cut crafting.  Come back on Monday for some layout inspiration.


11 comments:

phamil said...

Gosh Aly, these are all just gorgeous, I love the mix of colors that you have used, and each one is very creative! Gorgeous work!!!

Shemaine Smith said...

These are beautiful Aly. I love the color combos and mix of Anna product you chose!

Ellen said...

What tool did you use to make the white eyelet borders on the first and last cards of this post as well as the peach border on the 3rd card? It's beautiful .. and so is your work. Thank you!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Gorgeous cards Aly! I am so excited that I found your blog. I bought all the Anna Griffin dies and don't know what to do with them. You have given me so many ideas. Thank you for your fabulous creations and for sharing them with us.

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Rosy Newlun said...

Hi there - I was searching online for pics of Anna Griffin's cut/emboss dies and found your page. Wooooo you are amazingly talented and thanks so much for showing me what they look like ♥

Louise said...

Beautiful work! I was wondering what die you used on the card 5th from the bottom? It is green background with a pink viney die. I can't find it anywhere. Thanks!

Aly D said...

Louise, the die you are looking for can be found here: http://www.hsn.com/products/cuttlebug-flourish-emblem-die-by-anna-griffin/7353599

the specs are incorrect. the die is actually 5x7. hope that helps.

Sunday said...

Brilliant collection of lovely lovely cards. Thank you for sharing.

J Smith said...

What are the butterflies from in the last card? I don't recognize it from Anna's collections.

Aly Dosdall said...

J Smith, the butterflies are from an old Anna Griffin card kit.

crazy4atc said...

Beautiful card!