Thursday, July 14, 2011

Try the Die Stamp Class

This months stamp class was all about die cuts and the unusual and fun ways to use them.

LATTICE DIE: These two cards feature the Lattice Die. In the first card we used Soft Suede cardstock and cut the lattice into the shape of a cross and adhered that onto Baja Breeze that had been run through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Then we finished it by punching out a couple flowers using the Bojo Blossoms punch, stamped Soft Suede words from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto Naturals Ivory. used the Modern Label Punch and popped it up with dimensionals.

The second card is my personal favorite. I think it's elegant, but it was a little tedious and if you weren't careful, you could get covered in glue. In this sample I used four colors of cardstock and the Lattice Die. Black was the "frame", then the inside pieces from the three shades of blue filled in the window. Clean and Simple.

TOP NOTE: Many of my stampers love to quilt (as I do), so I knew they would like this first card using the Top Note die. We punched out twelve 1 1/4" squares of discontinued DSP and adhered them onto white paper in three rows of four, ran that through the Top Note, then through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Wrapped some ribbon around that, used the Four Frames stamp set and Decorative Label Punch, then mounted it all onto Always Artichoke.

This second card was fun, and at first, some stampers didn't believe it was the Top Note die. We ran Whisper White through the Top Note, turned it and ran it through again. So easy! We finished the card using the Bold Blossoms stamp set from the Summer Mini and the new triple layer blossoms punch. Very fun!

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES and OVAL SCALLOP FRAME: Elements of Style was a perfect stamp set for this card using the Beautiful Butterflies and Oval Scallop Frame Die. And this retired DSP was my favorite designer paper, so I combined it with Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla to make a lovely card.

The pink butterflies hanging out on that can have magnets on their backs! I think there's still a sample on the garage door - I wonder when Randy will notice it!

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