Miss Hickory’s Tea Room
• Triple Diamond Die
• Concord Grapes 12×12 Grid Paper
In January’s two-part post we covered 3 ways to work with our patterns and pair them for layouts. Today we’ll look at the process of pairing with a specific die in mind. The triple diamond die is unique in size at 2.125” x 5.5” and joins our film strip and three circles dies in our 2×5 die category.
Die set D represented in Orange on the patterns in the gallery is what we’ll be looking for as we look for patterns to suit the Triple Diamond Die.
Here are the patterns that use this size die:
I’ve selected three to further consider using for the photos I have.
Patterns #214 and #173 do the best with multiple squares and several horizontals. Both patterns have 1” squares to fill in spots and the 2×5 die can be used once on one and twice on the other. I like having some of the same element shapes in both patterns so that they connect to each other.
In addition to the feature Triple Diamond Die I have used the Oval Frame set for the oval frames and the flower die and backing. The flowers are the centers in each of the diamonds. The center of each flower is a pink pearl.
On page one the large oval nicely frames a group photo and on page two the smaller oval allows me to repeat the pattern in two areas. All of the oval frames have been embossed with a diamond quilted embossing folder and the cross points of each line is accented with white opal liquid pearls.
Each of the Triple Diamond Die pieces is backed with a patterned paper.
This monochromatic layout includes several shades of purple as mats, squares and flower backings.
I thought the Concord Grape Grid was the perfect foundation for a page about the Tea Room, just the right touch for a feminine page.
The light filling the Tea Room and the décor were a joy to see and pleasant to dine in. It was a day my Mum, my daughters and my cousin visiting from Scotland took in the newest tea room in our area to celebrate my birthday. I asked for an early reservation so I could prowl around taking photos, hopefully before they began to fill up for lunch. I was glad I did, it is gorgeous! The food was wonderful! The service was well informed and attentive…after only a few days of being open they knew their teas and were able to help us make our choices. I look forward to making the trip back to enjoy another delightful luncheon with the girls.
As with many of our dies you will find many pair well together as in this layout. This time the flowers from the oval frame set and the Triple Diamond Die were the perfect pair for a feminine touch to complement the Victorian Tea Room photos. When you are selecting your next set of pattern pairs consider pairing up your dies as well.