As I am sure you all know by now I love the Spanish collection dies from Sue Wilson and I have used these in so many different projects (in fact Saturday's something different project uses this die) Well as my favourite is the background die I keep looking at what I have made with it. When I was looking at a card the other day I noticed how much the border reminded me of Spanish lace. Therefore I thought I would try cutting the border off to see what lacy thing I could come up with.
As you can see By cutting the die in black and inking through it in white chalk ink I got a beautiful lacy pattern. I then cut the border out and cut across each corner and then rejoined these sections to make 2 square borders of the lace effect.
The remainder of this card is very simple, I wanted the die and inking to be the focus of this one. Therefore the centre is just a square cut from the centre of the die which I have inked using the corners of the die as a mask. A simple pearls set the whole centre piece off. A very simple 2 layer card for me but, I feel , very effective and reminiscent of the lace that the older Spanish ladies in my village still make on their knees in the winter!
Sue Wilson Spanish Collection Background Die
White and Black PMD cardstock
White Chalk Ink