July 24, 2014

Top Dog Dies July Release Preview and Giveaway

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Happy Thursday and today is my day to post for Top Dog Dies.
Today I am introducing four brand new exclusive Top Dog Dies from the July release!

There is an awesome giveaway on the Top Dog Dies Blog HERE!

My fist card features the new Corset die! Endless opportunities with this one it can be elegant and classy just like the card Top Dog Dies teammate Cathy Weber did on her blog in this post HERE or if can be bold and sassy like what I have done today with the purple corset. My niece is getting married in the fall and I know that she is going to love this when I give it to her at her shower.  I am anticipating a squeal!

I die cut it in both purple and black, then cut the black bow off and glued it over the top of the purple corset bow, it is topped off with a purple gem!  The sentiment is on one of the three banner dies. I don`t have any stamps that are suitable for a shower or festivities leading up to the main event, so I had to improvise with my computer!

This is how I did it:
  1. position the negative over the printed sentiment
  2. Slip the die into the negative, you will feel in lock into place
  3. Use a Post it note or Post it tape to s
  4. Print the sentiment
  5. Die cut the banner using copy paper, discard the positive
  6. Srecure the die and run it through you die cut machine
  7. Perfectly aligned!


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My second card uses two other new dies, the Flower Lace A2 Mat die and the new Vintage Frame Die.  I have actually gotten a few emails from people wondering if I am changing my design style. Now I am not but I am stretching out my creativity. I love that using Top Dog dies is pushing me out of my comfort zone to try new things. Lately I seem to be in love with Distress Inks, especially the ones that are vibrant colours!  For my card I used 5 different inks colours to create the card base  and then put the Flower Lace die cut over top--LOVE!  Then I created a swatch of yellow and die cut the Vintage Frame  to stamp the sentiment on. My suggestion it that if you do this let the paper dry before stamping on it.  I stamped this fab sentiment from Mama Elephant!


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These dies and more will be released by  Top Dog Dies next Tuesday, July 29th!  
Here's a peek of the new dies I used today:



   




23 comments :

Kelly Griglione said...

Awesome that you are pushing yourself and trying new things, Tracey!! How fun is that?! Your sassy corset card will get a squeal for sure. And the black looks amazing on top of your background. Love 'em both!

Joan B said...

love bold and sassy! these are great

Geri said...

Oh, wow…GORGEOUS cards. Tracey!!! The die cuts look great!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

What cool dies & your cards rock!

Maria said...

Wow! Such fab intricate dies with awesome color...well done!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! Those dies look fantastic! Really lovin' that inked background!

sandie said...

What a cool corset die and so dramatic in purple and black x

Cathy Weber said...

These are so good Tracey! Love that corset in purple with the black bow...great idea for the sentiment too! I love your distress ink card...I HAVE got to try some of those...the TDD Floral Lace die is perfect for them! Thanks for the shout out too!

cm said...

You're creating magic with these dies! Yes, that corset card is sure to elicit a squeal - so super fabulous! And your second card: vibrant, pretty, stunning! WOW, WOW and WOW!!
Hugs~c

Shelly said...

WOW! These are both amazing! Love the corset...very fun! And just look at those colors on your second card!!!...Paired with the dies...perfection! Love!

Lisa said...

Oooohhh your niece will most definitely give a little squeal, this is perfect! And look at you stepping outside of your CAS box with the second card!! Amazing and artsy!!

Annette Allen said...

this is amazing.. i love all the color and that cool die.. so awesome

Emily Leiphart said...

These dies are gorgeous, Tracey, and I love the cards you made with them!

Alanna said...

The card with the corset is so much fun and your second card looks amazing. I love the background and that large die.

Bobby said...

The black lacy look is great, both on the corset and on the brightly colored background. It's fun to see someone go out of their comfort zone and try something new.

Happy Dance said...

Kelly's right, the corset is 'sassy' and pure fun! I think some fella's would like cards with this on it too, lol! Your second card is stunning. Looks like very ornate wrought iron. Great colors behind it too. Just FUN! Bev

Renee said...

They are both fabulous!!
Love the corset...
but that psychedelic background is awesome!! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...both of your cards are amazing. I love the sweet corset card, so perfect for a bridal shower!

Marybeth said...

Love the CAS firs one ...and the colorful background on the second card. You must be sooo busy .

Joyce said...

Both of these cards are just fantastic, and I love that you are stretching yourself into new areas of creativity. That coverplate die on your second card is just stunning.

Barb Ghig said...

You have really showcased these dies beautifully, Tracey! I love both cards...your corset is so elegant, and I love the rainbow of colors behind the cover plate!

Anita in France said...

Such a fun corset, Tracey ... and the vibrant colours behind the die cut are simply stunning! Anita :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

super fun my friend, I love the tie die card!!!!