Monday, June 16, 2014

Thanks for Freshly Made Sketches

Yes, I am grateful to Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #140 for the sketch that inspired this card and to whoever first came up with this technique you're going to see today.

I saw this technique used on a card by Goldie Shaul.  It was featured on Mary Fish's blog yesterday.  Here's what my version of this technique looks like:
  • You'll notice that I took some liberties with the placement of the diagonal band.  I moved it corner to corner because I needed enough room to fit the sentiment on there and I was working with the new Little Letters Thinlet Dies which have a fixed width.  I measured 3/4" from the corner on each side of the it and lightly drew pencil lines from opposite corners on the Whisper White panel.
  • I then put some waxed paper over the Whisper White cardstock and positioned each individual die evenly along the pencilled lines that I could see through the waxed paper.  I put a long piece of tape over all the letters and adhered the tape to the waxed paper to keep the framelits in place while I ran it all through the Big Shot.  The waxed paper is to help remove the paper from the framelit after it has been cut and it works like a charm. I also used a dinner fork to push the paper out without piercing it. Each letter framelit has several holes in it for just that purpose.  This gave me the negative space to insert each letter. I was careful to save the little triangle of white cardstock from the top of the A. I would need it later.
  • I added washi tape along each edge of the letters which also covered up the ruled lines nicely.  Then I adhered all the panels of Whisper White, then Strawberry Slush and Crumb Cake to each other and then to the Coastal Cabana card base.
  • I used the Little Letter Framelits again to cut out the same letters from Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush cardstock.  Using the Two-Way Glue Pen I adhered the letters in the same shaped negative space.  I added the little white triangle to the top of the A. I love the way it turned out.
  • Using the Petite Petals Stamp Set, I stamped the little flowers on a bit of Whisper White and punched them out with the coordinating Petite Petals Punch.  I curled each petal a bit with my Bone Folder and added them to the card.  Each center has a medium sized Pearl Basic Jewel and I scattered some medium and small sized pearls on the card itself.
It's a great technique to try. It's a bit fiddly but not hard and a great way to play around with the new Little Letters Framelit Dies.

Here's a video from Stampin' Up! Home Office that shows you how to use another new product called the File Tab Edgelits.  I showing you this because the File Tab set comes with 3 numbers that work exactly like the Little Letters.


We all had a great time at my Catalogue Launch Party on Saturday and I was able to sell a lot of my retired products at my Rubber Rummage Sale.  However, there are still a lot of sets left and I was able to photograph all of them before putting them away.  Within the next couple of days, I will be posting them on a separate page so that you can have the opportunity of shopping also.  The deal is that half of what you spend on retired products goes toward your order from the new Annual Catalogue!  You save on retired products and get some new stuff as well!  Your welcome!  I will announce it here when the page is ready and I'm open for business!!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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