Saturday, September 28, 2013



A month or so ago I needed some thank yous (see how far behind I am?) anyway, I made a neat card.  Well, I think its neat.

What do you think?

Fabulous Phrases set.  Whisper white cardstock.  Bermuda bay, crushed curry, crisp cantaloupe and black Stazon inks.  White bakers twine, big shot and expressions thinlits.

The finished size is 6 1/4 x 2 3/4.  Take a closer look:

Crisp Cantaloupe. 

Crushed Curry.

Bermuda Bay. 

If you can tell, the color is behind the white panel. 

Can you see it now? 

Instead of taking each teeny tiny little piece and placing it just so, I came up with an easier idea.  Lookee:

Here are the measurements for this particular card.

Take the 5 3/4 x 2 1/2" piece and using an aquapainter and ink, paint the cardstock.  Set aside to dry.

Add a little extra water in the lid and put in the baker's twine.  Let it soak up the ink and set aside to dry. 

Here is the sandwich I use:  Platform, cutting pad, cardstock, parchment paper (or wax paper) die and cutting pad. 

Run it through the machine.

Keep the whole thing together and turn upside down on the table.

Okay, its all still together.  You haven't taken it apart yet.

Take your Tombow Mulit Glue and put glue on all the pieces except the actual word. 

Take your dry painted piece and lay it upside down on top of the die.

Now press on the cardstock making sure you're really getting all the little pieces stuck onto the painted piece.

Now flip it over again and take the die and the parchment paper off.

This is what you're left with.  Neat eh?  I originally wanted to do an hombre sort of effect but it just came out watercolored looking.  I still like it. 

Now your string is dry and you can assemble the card.  

I thought it was kinda nifty and an easy way to use the relief part of the die without needing tweezers to place little pieces. 

Okie dokie thats all for today. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!

Blessings, b.

1 comment:

Nancy Ridenbaugh said...

What a clever idea for your cards! And they turned out beautiful too. I am so "thankful" for your blog - you give me a lot of inspiration!!