Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Twinery/Top Dog Dies {Blog Hop}

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The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Anita Mulcahey's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
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If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at The Twinery's blog.

The Hop Order:
Top Dog Dies
The Twinery
Anita Mulcahey
Tifany DeGough <-- You are here
Christine Meyer
Jaclyn Miller
DoBea Alberts
Tobi Crawford

The Prizes:
The Twinery is giving away a Sampler Pack of Twines (retail value $25).
And Top Dog Dies is giving away $50 worth of exclusive wafer thin dies! 

The Details:
Leave a comment on each blog along the hop. {Please include your e-mail address.}
Blog comments close on Friday, May 16th at 11:59pm (EST). The winner will be announced on The Twinery's blog on Monday, May 19th.
Details for how to win the dies can be found on the Top Dog Dies blog

The Projects:
Each of my cards that I am sharing today use the same basic supplies (dies, twine, cardstock, stamps, and ink), but by using the supplies in different ways I was able to create two different looks. 
For my first card, I wanted to showcase the beautiful flowers from the Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals Die Set. I used the dies both as a method of debossing, and also the regular die cuts. I like the dimension this technique gives to the card. I stamped a sentiment and then added a big pop of color with The Twinery's Solid Midnight Blue twine.
Since I wanted the twine to really stand out, I used two strands of twine to tie a double bow.

For my next card, I added in a bit of washi tape to highlight the die technique I was using.
For this one, I used the negative cut from the Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals Die Set then added The Twinery's Solid Midnight Blue twine and the stamped sentiment to finish off the card.

I love how both cards turned out and think that dies and twine have proven to be a great match!

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Christine Meyer
Twine: The Twinery (Solid Midnight Blue);
Dies: Top Dog Dies (Pretty Petals Die Set);
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Washi Tape: My Mind's Eye (aqua houndstooth, Cut & Paste: Presh - green diagonal stripe, 
Cut & Paste: Adorbs - navy arrows, aqua hexagon); Sandy Lion (coral polka dots); 
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (A Lovely Butterfly Day);
Ink: Memento (Paris Dusk); 

Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);


Beth F. said...

Your first card is so clean and I love the flower dies you used. However, I really think my favorite is your second card with the pop of color from the washi tape.
Beth's Beauties

Meagan said...

Beautiful work, Tifany! Your projects look great!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love the white on white-so clean and pure!!

cghundley said...

Lovely cards!
Love the way
you used the
twine on them.
Carla from Utah

marylouh said...

Both cards are clean and simple. Love the white on white. The colored flowers really pop off their card. Great cards.

lindaplus3 said...

Those are both very beautiful... just got my first few rolls of washi tape, anxious to use them :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great cards!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

loving your clever blog name! :) Your cards are fabulous. I love the white on white with the touch of blue and the negatives are rockin! It is fun working with you all at the Twinery! :)

Regena said...

great cards Tiffany..Hugs Regena

Regena said...

great cards Tiffany..Hugs Regena

Jeanne J said...

Wonderful pop of blue from the twine on both cards - it got my attention immediately!

Cheryl Chow said...

I love your use of twine in both cards! Thanks for sharing!

Heather Thompson said...

Wow, that first card is just beautiful. So clean and the simplicity of it is so eye catching. love it

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Fun cards, Tifany!

Sue D said...

Both cards are lovely!

Amy C. said...

Those flower dies are great! Your cards are very pretty!

Cathy said...

love the white on white...gorgeous!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Such pretty CAS cards! TFS!

La'Diva Creations said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I love the card!

Andrew Roberts said...

Wonderful love these projects

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I really love that white on white with just a touch of color!

Karen L K said...

Love both of your cards. White on white with a little color looks really great. The cutouts with color behind on the other card looks great too.

DoBea A. said...

Such beautiful cards Tifany!

Helen Gullett said...

I do love this white card!

Anita said...

Oh my Tifany, love both of your cards. Amazing.