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

Card Recipe

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...


  1. That is a very cool "birthday" die! Looks great with the stamped "happy". And your background is fabulous - love the way you did it!!

  2. What a great guy card, my friend! Sounds perfect for your son! Love that camo woodgrain!

  3. WOW WOW WOW! Can I come stamp with you and LEARN this! That background is amazing, Nancy! I love it! What a phenomenal, masculine card! Love the black lines you added which makes a world of difference in using that woodgrain folder!

  4. This is fantastic Nancy. LOVE your alcohol inks with stenciling. And the colours are so beautiful. Great design with outlining too. Levi is going to LOVE this card! xx

  5. you really created a wonderful bkg for a great card well done!
    TFS and sure Levi will love it

  6. Love that wood grain camo background with the bold die over top. A perfect card for Levi!

  7. A perfect custom card for Levi! I love your choice to use only the custom wood grain background, accented with the diecut sentiment.

    The crazy stitching on the matting looks like something I would do IRL. Sewing machines and I do not get along--LOL. It looks really cute on the card, though.


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