Monday, April 20, 2015

Striped Scallop Thinlit- Inlayed on Park Lane DSP

 This next Card featuring the Striped Scallop Thinlit Die Is the one that started it all.  I wanted to do the inlay so I have to cut one each of Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Old Olive.  After I made this card I had the other frames left over so I went ahead and made cards to use those up. 

    So I promised some tips, since I like these projects so much that I decided to use them as the projects for my Hostess Event today.  So, I've cut alot of these out!  I knew I needed to make the cards use half a piece of the Scallop so each of them is actually a little less then half a piece.  The scallops are 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  When cutting the pieces I cut off the bottom row of scallops and then cut them in half when cutting the piece in lanscape.  This way the two halves were identical despite there being an odd number of row of scallops.  When cutting in half portrait there was no waste to cut away.
     My next tip when cutting out many of these use wax paper between the die and card stock.  I use Hamburger Patty wax paper sheets I got on Amazon-they are pre cut and have nice straight edges which leads to my next tip.  Cut your cardstock into 4.  You know at 5.5 and at 4.25 this makes the die a very tight fit.  Use the magnetic platform and when you are placing your paper wax paper die sandwich on the plate first stand them on the edge that has all spikey pieces sticking up so that you align the die card stock and wax paper the way you would tap a deck of cards to align them.  Then lay the stack down with out shifting if you can. 
    I used two way glue to put the die cut pieces together it work really well and I put a silicone mat under so I didn't have glue everywhere.  If you let it all dry and go back with an adhesive eraser you can take off any excess glue and this is a good tip you can "erase" any flyaway bits of card stock that may have been hanging on to the die cut edges. 
   My last tip-I put all the little scallops in a container so that if I want to do more cards I don't have to cut out tons of scales again. 
   Enjoy and have fun-if you don't have the Striped Scallop I hope you will buy one today while they are still on the weekly deal-and if you don't have a demonstrator I hope you will buy it from me!
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Striped Scallop Thinlit meets Butterfly Basics

 The next Scallop Thinlit project features Park Lane DSP and lots of punches.  The Flower is From the Spring Occasions Book as is it's matching punch.   All Supplies are listed below.  Tomorrow I will post some hints about using this Thinlit die.
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Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Striped Scallop Thinlit meets Circle Card Thinlit

 The Striped Scallop is on the Weekly deal till Monday so I thought it a good time to feature it on my blog.  This first card, I made three so check back tomorrow, also uses the Circle Card Thinlit and in Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight it is just stunning.  I brought it to class with me last night and it got the ooohs and ahhhs.   I wanted to make this a class project so the three cards I will post all use half of a Striped Scallop die cut piece. this one is cut horizontally.  The Mother's love Stamp Set is also on the weekly deals. 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Cards

Butterfly Bundles
 Hello Stampers-

   today I meet with the Ladies from TAS.  We are doing  cards that are for women.  I thought I'd share what I have planned for them.
Hello Framelit

Watercolor Flowers

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nature's Perfection Square Card

Happy April Stampers! 
    Sale-a-bration is over and so this limited time only stamp set is no longer available but if you were lucky enough to shop in March and receive this set for free here is another way to use this stamp set.

    I embossed all the images with white embossing powder after stamping with versamark.

I sponged around the stems with Pear Pizzazz Ink on the same color paper.  The Butterfly is colored with Stamp and Write markers and a blender pen.

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