Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 6 - Fun Die-Cutting

Hi there!

Just a short post tonight. I've been very busy with family, work and other fun stuff, so I've gotten a bit behind on my homework for the Stretch Your Stamps class.

There was a bonus day on Saturday, and the lesson was about using our stamp and die-cut combos. Jennifer McGuire shared a video showing us a fun technique where her die-cut butterfly extended over the side-edge of her card. I wanted to use a floral stamp instead, and also try doing the technique from the top of my card. It took two times to get it right, but it's always fun trying, even when it doesn't work the first time. Here's my result.




I used the Hero Arts Lattice stamp for one of the strips and some pretty Distress Inks, in Shaded Lilac and Mowed Lawn, to stamp the flower and little butterfly from the Sizzix/Hero Arts Floral stamp/die-cut set. This was definitely my favorite day of class so far!

Thanks for your visit! :)

15 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear you loved the class! Such a clever idea to die-cut off the edge. Very pretty stamps and I love how you used the lattice background for a border.

Tina said...

You did such a great job. I got stuck with the butterfly...and I would never thought to use another die. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous. I wanted to try this with a flower stamp/die as well. You have done an awesome job on this one Barb. This is my most favourite day so far as well.

donna mikasa said...

Isn't this a fun technique? I love the flower and butterfly coming off the edge of the card. Gorgeous colors, too!

Lynn said...

Love the colors and how the flowers are going off the edge. Beautiful layout Barb.

Karen B. said...

Your card is exquisite, right down to the colors.

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love how this turned out Barb! I also love the lattice strip. Beautiful card!

Brenda said...

That's so pretty Barb and I love the off-the-edge look!

judkajudi said...

Wow! Going to class on Saturday!! You learned your lesson well; beautiful card!

Kathy said...

Oh how pretty, Barb! I failed miserably on getting anything made over the weekend. Love your card! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog:)

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so sweet and dainty. Stamping is so much fun and doesn't it feel daring sometimes to let things hang over the edge of a page. We are such wild paper crafters! :D
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! :)

Helen F. said...

Oh this one is just lovely! Love everything about it :)

Inkyfingers said...

I love what you did here. Just gorgeous!

Trinh said...

I keep wishing I had signed up for the class but I know I wouldn't have been able to do the assignments. You, however, are doing a wonderful job! This is so pretty & I love how you used just part of the lattice background on the side.

Cris said...

Loved the bonus day and I love how your card turned out! Beautiful!