Using a die in a different way

Good morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
It is a cold and wet morning here so i intend on spending the day crafting and wrapping gifts. 
I wanted to share with you 2 cards i made yesterday, I have taken the Die’sire Ivy Die and used it in a slightly different way. 
I have coloured the ivy with my Spectrum Noir Sparkles in Holly Leaf and then using some supersticky tape I arranged in a wreath shape tucking in the ends. You do have to be careful and slightly bend the diecut. 
I did the two cards ever so slightly different, on one card i used two more die cuts and i have to admit i prefer the “fuller” look. And I also changed the position of the bow
 

Here is the fuller one, I also added gems & enamel dots as i went, but i tried to hide them so they just peeked out as I wanted them to be subtle.
 This one is the one with less die cuts on. 
I have used some washi tape behind the sentiment, i did it without at first but it was missing something.
 I am loving this sentiment at the moment, it is from the Nordic Christmas range and I have stamped it using Lawn Fawn Inkpad. Using a gel pen I added some faux stitching around the edge.
 I LOVE the sparkle the new Spectrum Noir Pens give, and this colour really is perfect for leafs.
So there you go, a slightly different way to use a die. I have used the small ivy die for this as it is a 5×5.5″ card, but if you wanted to go bigger then the larger ivy die would be perfect and you could maybe build the layers up more. 
I hope you all have a great weekend. 
Happy Crafting 
Items used: 

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/diesire-c5894/diesire-decorative-dies-c5897/crafters-companion-diesire-christmas-classiques-ivy-p27469http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/new-c2158/new-products-c848/crafters-companion-spectrum-noir-sparkle-12pk-autumn-winter-p27964http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/essential-cardstock-c271/crafters-companion-kraft-cardstock-a4-pack-of-50-p24959
http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/new-c2158/new-products-c848/crafters-companion-nordic-christmas-a6-rubber-stamp-santas-delivery-stamp-p27306http://www.sprinkle-twinkle.co.uk/shop/accessories/lawn-fawn-cranberry-ink-pad

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Love the kraft base of this card, And the wreath is looking stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

KarinsArtScrap

Hi Tracy I'm fine thank you for asking, hope your fine too.
you have made beautiful cards great design.
Gr Karin

Papercrafting Princess

Such a pretty design!

These are fabulous Tracy. Have a great weekend.
Laine
xx

Oh WOW Tracy! I love these! The Kraft looks so good as a backdrop for the beautiful wreaths! SOOOOOO PRETTY!!
Lynn

What a great idea! Love the finished result! Judy x

Dawn Lancaster

Gorgeous Tracey! Love the diecuts & the Kraft!
Great work!
Hugs
Dawn xx

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