of one die three ways! It's a way to challenge yourself creatively, and also ensures that you're getting serious bang-for-your-die-buying-buck.
Becky, one of Scrapy Land's "Fab Four" design team, had this die, from last month's "Pool Party" release from Lifestyle Crafts...
This little LC 2x2 "Sun" cuts in two pieces, the center and the rays. That leaves the door wide open for all kinds of die-cutting, creative fun!
So let's see how Becky uses this die in three different ways...
As a geometric design element! Her papers are all from the Echo Park's "A Boy's Life" collection, and she's used Circle Nestabilities and Nesting Stars as well. But did you notice the 2x2 "Sun"? It simply becomes a cute design element when die-cut in coordinating patterned papers! How adorable!
As a flower! Using papers and elements from Echo Park's "This & That Graceful" collection, she has centered one large journaling tag on the front of her card. For an embellishment she used Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, and for the very center she's added the 2x2 "Sun". The inverted scallops of the sun work perfectly on a scalloped perimeter. A little visual variety if you will. She has shabbied up the edges of the flower petals with Distress Ink in "Vintage", and added a little foam-dot under the flower so her leaves have a little shadow on them. Tiny little details that make a BIG difference!
And finally, Becky used the 2x2 "Sun"...
as a sun! I LOVE this look of a couple clouds in the background and a couple clouds in the foreground! So sweet! Any cloud die will work, you could use THIS ONE from Die-Namincs, or THIS ONE from Magnolia, but THIS ONE from Lifestyle Crafts might work the best as it has so many sizes! Regardless of what you use, add in a little swirly embossing to your clouds, or the background paper underneath, and you'll have dimension and visual interest galore!
So there you have it - one cute little 2x2 "Sun" die used three different ways. Each one easy and cute, each one different, and only one of them as a sun! I just love it when people think "outside the box".
Or should that be - outside the sun? LOL! Thanks Becky for the bunches of inspiration!