Monday, July 18, 2016
STAMPlorations New CUTplorations Dies
I just received my new CUTplorations Thinlits Dies: Birthday Word Die and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies just released by STAMPlorations :-) I LOVE the font and size of the Birthday. I stamped the Happy from my SU Number of Years set. The Stitched Dies are 3 high quality thinlits sizes. I used the 2 largest for my A2 card. The 3rd Die is just a little bigger than an ATC card. All great sizes. Shery has many more new Dies and more new Stamp Sets too in her STAMPlorations Store.
Can you tell I am excited about my new Dies :-) They were the perfect way to finish my Adirondack Alcohol Inks and ARTplorations Stenciled Background. I made the background for our DS Levi's Birthday Card. Levi Custom Mills Lumber in La Pine, Oregon...near Bend, so I know he will love his card!
I have really enjoyed creating Alcohol Ink and Stenciled Backgrounds. So easy...I placed my "Weathered Wood" Stencil over Yupo Paper and taped down with masking tape.
Then I traced the stencil using a loose flowing motion with the tip of my alcohol ink. I used 2 colors: Teakwood and Pesto. Removed Stencil. When dry I burnished with a paper towel. Replaced Stencil and traced with a black Permanent Ink art pen.
I Die Cut my Birthday Die using SU W. White Thick CS and stamped the Hello. I used my SU Thin Tip Glue Pen to attach both sentiments. Attached Whisper White Thick Stitched Die Cut Layer to the Whisper White Thick A2 Card Base and popped up main image with dimensionals. Loved the results.
My card is for the Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge
Stamps: SU Number of Years (Happy sentiment)
Paper: Yupo Paper, SU Whisper White Thick
Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Ink: Teakwood & Pesto. Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Big Shot, ARTplorations "Weathered Wood" Stencil, CUTplorations Birthday Word Die and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. SU Thin Tip Glue Pen, 3M Foam Tape Dimensionals.
Techniques: Alcohol Ink Stenciling, Stencil Tracing, Die Cuts
Thank you for Looking and especially Commenting on my card. Happy Stamping...