Welcome to another episode of "3 Ways with"
Today crafters it's the turn of the Pegboard canvas cover die from Altenew
Where do I start with this die? When I first saw it I wasn't sure if I needed it or what I would do with it to be honest. As you know by now, an item needs multiple uses to earn a place in my craft room, after all thats the whole reason I started this "3 ways with" series.
After much deliberation I gave in and purchased it with the thought of stitching lots of patterns, but after a couple of days I realised that I could do so much more with it, today I will show you just 3 of the ways (I'll save the rest for another day)
One of the easiest ways to use the die is to create a background panel to sit behind your die cuts. It's a great way to add detail to a white background without detracting from the main images.
I stamped my flower and leaves using the Beautiful Heart stamp set, I used Mocha, Rouge and Peach Perfect inks for the flower and for the leaves I used Mocha and Firefly.
The sentiment was stamped multiple times using Mocha and then mounted onto some card with a strip of Golden edge washi tape.
This week I've been suffering with a cold and couldn't make it in to the craft room most days, so this project was perfect. I used the die to cut some thick white card and practised my stitching. I'm not sure if I will create a finished piece with it or just keep it as is, either way it was the perfect size for practising on.
Adding detail to die cuts
I thought it would be cool to add details to die cut pieces using the pegboard canvas cover die, I cut the Pegboard die and stamped onto it using the Bride to be stamp set
I then die cut the stamped images using the coordinating die set. I added the die cut pieces onto a card which I lightly inked with Firefly ink and splattered some white crisp spray ink and Rouge ink.
Well there you have it, The Pegboard Canvas cover die used 3 ways. As I said I have more ways to use it (another 3 in fact), maybe I'll do another feature o it in the future.
For my stitching I used Duchess embroidery threads in the following colours as they were similar to the inks I used, I have added the colour they resemble in brackets.
312 (Peach perfect)
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Have a great week.