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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