I had already thought of an oriental theme using the 'Bouquets & Banners Wonderfall die set' but after die cutting all the oval shapes, they didn't appear oriental enough (for me), hence the black matting panels. I measured the width of the mechanism and height of the largest die to make a mat measuring 8.5cm x 8cm.
After layering the panels, the black inside then looked very stark, so I just had to decorate the inside too. Using the next die edge down, married with the smaller decorative detail, I created my mats. The banner is included with the die set and I have used the mat layer, added the detail to create a perfect mount for my Will's Hand die sentiments.
The back ground was created using the Blocked Parquet Framed Screen die, cut 3 times to make my backing design. I even used it to decorate the inside of my card too ...
To cover up my mechanism workings, I have used the banner die again - cut in black - covered the edges by creating a medallion from smaller decorative die, mounted on to black card and then finished with a button.
Welllllll ......? Did you succumb and get the dies? You won't regret your purchase as they are so versatile. I already have some shaker card designs in mind using the layering dies.
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Bouquet & Banners Wonderfall die set
Additional dies used:
Creative Crafter's Challenge - anything goes
WWODT - anything goes
Crafter's Castle - anything goes + optional dimension
Papercrafter's linky party - anything goes
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Not just cards - anything goes