It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating two cards. One has a monochromatic background and the other has partial die cutting to accent a border.
The monochromatic background is done by cutting out two detailed sunflower dies. They are then placed on the mat of the same color and attached with glue dots. After getting the background correct then you emboss with the die cutting machine. Dainty diamonds is used here.
Then the partial die cut card is done by cutting an outer mat of a lighter color (Pear Pizzazz) and an inner one of a darker color (Mossy Meadow). Take the darker one and cut out just on the edge. For this card the leaf framelit was used from the Sunflower Dies. After the leaf was stamped to accent the cutout.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we are learning about creating with negative space and how to use just the outline of the sunflower die to create a card. First I will begin with negative space.
For this card you will need a card base, mat, inner mat, punch, stamps, ink, and adhesive. Take your mat and punch a hole or several to create a stencil for a background. Remember that this will still be used as a mat so don’t get too close to the edge. Then you will sponge on to your inner mat with a q-tip, sponge, or dauber.
For the second card you will need a card base, mat, inner mat cut in quarters with at least two colors, sunflower die cut out, punch, versamark, embossing powder, stampin’ blends, and adhesive.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to show you how to use all of your card. All of it. This includes the negative space.
So you start with a card base. Then you cut a mat to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Before sticking it on to the card base you go up as far as you can and punch an accent out. You then use the mat with a hole in it as a stencil to create a background on the inner mat.
After you finish sponging the stencil you just turn over the mat so your sponging doesn’t show and glue it down. You then attach your inner mat. Finish up with an extension of your punch by cutting it in half and stretching it to mat the punch with the sentiment.
It’s Tutorial Thursday and we are going to Hawaii! With the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and the In the Tropics Dies we can enjoy a short trip to Hawaii. So close your eyes and imagine the soft sand between your toes and the salt water splashing just below your knees.
For today’s cards you will need a bunch of embossing folders, card base, mat, scrap card stock, adhesive, sponge dauber, ink, stamp set, and clear blocks. Start by cutting everything to size with your paper trimmer. The scraps were cut to 1 1/4″ X 3 3/4″ to start. Then they were run through the die cutting machine with the embossing folders. The edge was torn and sponged with the dauber. Please note that the 3D embossing folders break down the fibers in the card stock further. So the card stock done with the 3D folders is easier to tear. Adhere all with Stampin’ Seal. For the sentiment I used the Adhesive Sheets as well as mailing or packaging tape to faux emboss.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using tape to emboss. Tape!
Have you ever wanted to have the look of embossing and didn’t have your heat tool or the right color of embossing powder? Then use tape. Stamp the image as normal and then cover with tape. After covering with tape then die cut and place on your card.
To get full instruction on this please join me tonight at 7 pm tonight.