Stretching Your Stamps And Dies With Taheerah!

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday! It's Taheerah here with a loved-up card!

I really feel like small dies and stamps get neglected a lot when we create. Actually these stamps and dies can end up being some of the most versatile of the bunch! Today I pulled out the two heart dies from the My Plate Is Full die collection and put them to good use!

Here's what I came up with:

I love how this turned out!

I started with a panel of white cardstock and die cut the hearts from it - many times! It actually didn't take that long because I put them both through at the same time, and I was going for a random 'falling' pattern so I didn't need to worry too much about positioning.

When that was all done I watercoloured my card panel, splattered on some mists and dried it with my heat tool. I then pulled out one of my all-time favourite Neat & Tangled sets - Gifts For You - and stamped my sentiments. I built up the 'A Lot' part by selectively inking some of the letters from the other sentiments - clever huh? :-) I love stretching my supplies like this! I added the full stops by hand with a marker, adhered my panel on top of some patterned paper and onto my card base and I was all done!

Do you enjoy stretching your stamps? Which other Neat & Tangled stamps or dies are you now looking at in a new light? :-)

I hope this card brought some fun to your day! Thanks for stopping by!


Box Die Video Tutorial

Hello friends!

Well, our new Box Die was clearly a hit! It sold out so quickly after release, but no worries! They will be restocked next week, around February 5th! Be sure to go HERE and click the "email me when available" box to get a notification when I restock the shop!

Today I don't have a card, but I do have a video showing you the new Box Die in action!

Here are a few of the tips I mentioned:
- 80lb cardstock is a great weight to make for easy folding! I personally like Neenah and Bazzill Card Shoppe
- You can always us a bone folder to make the creases easier to fold
- Practice on a piece of scrap paper to test it out before using your favorite paper!
- Scor-tape is a great way to get the sides to stick and stay!
- Fold the tabs behind the box to create a little pocket to stick something inside like a gift card or little note!

Thanks for watching! :)


Birthday Tags + Tiny Triangles

Hi, it's Emily here, and today I'm sharing a birthday card using the newly-released Birthday Tags dies, as well as the Tiny Triangles die. I die cut the Tiny Triangles and used it as a stencil. After creating three colours of embossing paste on a Ranger Craft Sheet, I applied the paste to a piece of linen cardstock in three sections and set it aside to dry.

After die cutting both Birthday Tags from patterned paper and Ranger foil cardstock, I layered them with a bit of foam tape and inserted the foil letters into the negative spaces. I used two chartreuse papers from Heidi Swapp's Dreamy 6x6 paper pad and two navy papers from Echo Park's Creative Agenda 6x6 paper pad.

After the embossing paste dried, I adhered it flat to a sheet of chartreuse houndstooth paper which I then popped on to the navy stripes with foam tape. To finish, I stapled white silk ribbon at the top of the tags and tied a bow. Then I adhered the stacked Birthday Tags to the embossing paste panel with foam tape.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!



Paper Cut Painting

Hey everyone, it's Miriam with a Paper Cut Flowers card today.

When Danielle created this set, she was inspired by the Polish paper cutting art of wycinanki.  The set definitely recreates that, but I think it also evokes some of the gorgeous floral images and patterns you see in fabric.  I wanted to create the bohemian feel of some really bold flowers in my card today.

I first stamped the large outline image with Antique Linen Distress Ink in each of the corners of a panel of watercolor cardstock.  Then I used Kuretake Gansai watercolors to paint them.  This is not a quick process, but I was able to get the whole card done and photographed during nap time, so not the most labor intensive card I've ever made either.

I wanted to create a full frame around the edges of my panel, so I went back with the smaller solid half flower image, and stamped just a portion of that along the edge between the larger flowers.  I used gold Delicata, and then followed that up with gold embossing powder.  

Since the center of the painted flowers was a little more coppery in tone, I reheated the embossed elements and sprinkled some copper embossing powder on as well to give those a two tone look.  The sentiment was stamped in Delicata and embossed with copper.

A gold cardstock mat finished this off.  

Thanks very much for stopping by today!


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