Sunday, October 15, 2017


Hello Tutti Fans ...
It's Darlene with you today sharing another fun creation using dies from the Tutti Designs Store.  Specifically a die from the August Fall/Halloween Release called Acorn Frame (#390).  This card didn't come together exactly the way I had envisioned, but I'm very happy with the end result.
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Here's how it all began . . .

I spotted this fall variegated paper in my stash and thought it would work perfectly for the leaves around this beautiful frame.

The paper was very light weight so I decided to die cut two more panels out of a heavier, leather look card stock as a base for the fall colored panel.

Then I thought I would die cut just the upper portion of the die from the leather look paper for the acorns so they would stand out.

A bit of fussy cutting and gluing I felt my frame was all set to go ... WRONG!!

Once I chose my background papers I wasn't happy with the fact that my fall colored panel really didn't show the beautiful 'cut lines' in the leaves as much as the brown die cut panel did ... SO ... I decided to use the entire brown upper panel!  Much Better!! 

 The other Tutti Designs dies I used for today's creation are:

 November 2016 Release
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December 2016 Release

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The sentiment die was cut from both the brown card stock and a scrap of orange card stock then glued together with an offset to create a shadow.  I also decided to pop up the frame a bit more by adding small pieces of dimensional tape behind each of the leaves.  

To create a little more definition, I sponged Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' distress ink around the edge of my stitched rectangle frame.   LOL ... NOW I'm happy!!

 Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies in this latest release.  And, of course, you'll want to browse through the store to see what other dies you need to have on hand.

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