Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Partial Die Cut Window technique to create a Blueberry Bushel Heart

Partial Die Cutting is a very effective technique and the effect looks much more complicated than it really is.
I had a request for a tutorial so I made a second version and took lots of photos.
When the card is closed it can look like the large heart is on the front of the card.

The window appears when you open it.

1.Cut blueberry cardstock to 21 cm x 14.7cm and score and 10.5cm.
Place the framelit on the card front with the majority of the shape on the front but extending over the central score line / fold line .
 2. Position the bottom plate as normal but position the top cutting plate with the straight edge along the centre fold line. Hold in place with post-it notes if desired
 3. Run this through the Big Shot
 4. Emboss the front of the card ( the window frame) using the Subtle Embossing folder if desired.
 5. Cut a Whisper White panel 14.7cm x 10 cm. You can trim or decorate one long edge if desired. You also need to cut one more large heart from your chosen DSP, and a scallop frame from another . I used Soft Sea Foam cardstock and added some sponging using Soft Sea ink and a sponge dauber to add more depth.
 6.Adhere the whisper white panel to the inside of the card. 
Adhere both the blueberry heart and the scallop frame making sure they are sitting together nicely and laying flat. Keeping them attached to the card makes the large heart stand up a little higher and keeps all the edges neat.
 7. Adhere the DSP heart and the scallop frame over the blueberry shapes.
Decorate the front of the card as desired. I tied 2 strands from the White flax ribbon around the card, I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch and sponged the edges. I fussy cut a few fronds from the DSP and punched a small butterfly. I finished it all off with a few sequins.
8. Lastly, fold the smaller edges of the heart and scallop frame to the back of the card and adhere in place.

I created these cards for CASEing the Catty last week, and the Lovely Lipstick version uses the same technique.
The flowers are all fussy cut from the DSP, the sentiment from Meant to Be is stamped in Flirty Flamingo, and the coordinating lacy embellishment behind is from the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.(page 47)

You can use this technique for many different framelits.
I do have a post from long ago using letters across the top of a folded card.
You can view that here.

Please feel free to create your projects using this technique, send me a message if you have any creations to share and Please refer back to this blogpost for more details. There is a full tutorial on Cooberrie park.
I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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Sunday, 13 January 2019

CTC #211 Lovely new romantic papers

welcome back to CASEing the Catty for round #211.
Well this is the first set of nested heart dies I've ever owned and I really scored the jackpot with these.
Not only are there 4 nested dies in a traditional heart shape, including a scallop border, but there are nested dies in a non traditional shape (I call it a country heart.) There is also a gorgeous detailed border heart and several detailed element pieces. I haven't had much time to play but I have had enough to know that there will be countless possibilities with this set.

My first card is loosely inspired by the little notecard on the bottom right of page 6. The framelits cut out the solid heart and the scalloped border at the same time. The framelits also cut out the printed hearts on one of the sheets of DSP. So I put a solid heart inside a white scalloped border. I added some champagne shimmer paint to the sold heart and raised it up a little. I had fun fussy cutting the gorgeous flowers from one of the beautiful sheets of DSP and created a little bouquet on the front. There are so many different sentiments in the new sets and since I was fortunate enough to win most of them at Onstage with my Golden Ticket I have had fun mixing and matching.

Here's the inside of the card. Another gorgeous stamp in the set, minimal colouring needed for a lovely impact.

Once I started playing I did get on a bit of a roll !!! and so I want to share a second card using the solid hearts and a technique called partial die cutting where I created a window in the front face of the card. The Lovely Lipstick card uses the same elements- a scallop border, a solid heart within the scallop and some fussy cut individual flowers for a bouquet.  It also allows me to show off how beautiful that sheet of DSP is.

I did highlight some of the blooms using the fine tip glue pen but it's not very obvious in the photos.

Stampin' Up! have made a lot of helpful short videos about some of the new products. If you'd like to see more of the versatility of these sets check out these short clips.

Meant to be Suite

All My Love Suite

I know you too will be able to be inspired by these pages and products. And don't forget we love to see your creations too. Take a photo of your project inspired by this suite and post it to our Facebook page. I'm keen to try out the country heart shape next!

Next on the hop this week is Peta. Check out her gorgeous creation. 

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz
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Saturday, 12 January 2019

Happy Birthday Piece of Cake for a colour challenge at SIP#181!

I love the Piece of Cake stamp set and had to purchase the bundle after seeing the fab creations of Lou Kitzelman ( A Bow on Top) at Onstage in Brisbane in November.
The set has been sitting on my desk waiting for some attention and my first play was lots of fun.
I liked the challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and thought I'd start there. My additional colour is Soft Sea Foam. - with a little bit of watercolouring, a little bit of stamping, some metallic thread and my favourite embellishments, the wee candles. The black and white striped paper is retired but there are lots of alternatives in the butterlfy DSP available free in Sale A Bration.
I love the splosh dots from the Beauty Abounds set, they are so useful.

I'm looking forward to playing with this set more.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz
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