It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day we learn about dies or punches closing a card. You can use an accent piece to overlay on a cad or project to make it appear to close.
In this case I used a gatefold card and then used glittery bats to close it.
For the card you will need to cut your base with a Paper Trimmer to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″ to form the folds. The Designer Series Paper panels are cut at 5″ X 3 3/4″ with borders cut at 1″ X 3 3/4″. The white inset is cut at 4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″. For the front side panels cut the Designer Series Paper to 1 3/4″ X 5 1/4″.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about letting the paper and dies shine through. Stamping doesn’t always have to be the center of attention, right?
So today I am taking the Perfect Parcels Dies and picking that one detailed border die that I seem to never use. It was always too short or too wide or just never seemed to fit, until today. I finally figured out to just use it as the accent piece or focus. I simply cut it out, embossed the outer mat, and then glued it back in.
To find out more please join me for tomorrow night’s Facebook Live.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating a decorative border with a punch (you can also use a die) as well as a modified buckle card.
For the card with the punched border. Grab a card base and punch or die cut your border. After stamp your images or sentiments and you are done. So simple, right?
For the modified buckle card…take a card base and a mat. Cut a hole in the mat to create a slot. Take a piece of card stock a little more narrow than the hole created. Cut at least an inch too long and score where it becomes extra. Fold over and this gets tucked under to become your hinge. I lined the inside of my card to hide the hinge.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!
Have you created a card and it just doesn’t speak to you? It’s got the same shape…square…and it just screams bbbbooooooorrrrrriiiiinnnnnngggg. Then use a die to shape the edges and create a border of sorts. The negative image of the die can create an ocean feel or simply provide some much needed texture.
If you would like to see this in action please join me tonight for the Facebook Live at 7 pm. If you are not a part of my page here is the link…http://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you tried the Stampin’ Blends? These are our alcohol-based markers.
For today’s project I colored the sunflower with the light and dark of the Daffodil Delight as well as the Soft Suede. When coloring the center I had the outer ring a bit lighter and the center a touch darker. For the flower I had the base of the petal darker and the tips lighter.
What do you think? Do you like the coloring or do you lean more towards the watercolor pencils?
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Have you ever ordered a die and had it not line up with the words that you wanted to use? Do you wish that it is a little narrower, longer, or shorter? Well, let’s learn how to stretch or shrink those dies, shall we?
When you are running dies through the machine I tell you to have your platform and cutting plates even so the pressure is distributed across everything the same. Well, in this case I am going to tell you to keep the bottom platform and cutting plate even, but not the top one. Figure out where you want the die to stop cutting and put the end of your plate there. It will pop when that plate finishes going through so you will know it has stopped cutting. Then turn everything around and “connect” the die so it stops cutting on the side you just cut. This will finish the image for you.