The background? Well I did that with the very cool Memory Box Swirling Snowflakes Die. Instead of cutting with the die, I sandwiched my paper between the die and a Tan Embossing Mat and ran it through my die cut machine as if I was doing an embossing folder. This results in the die leaving a cool impression on the paper instead of cutting it. Embossing folders cannot achieve impressions of such detail! (You can do this with any die cut machine! To see this technique in action, check the video HERE.)
And I noticed Paper Smooches just released some more great stamp sets. You can see them all HERE on their blog, along with lots of fun samples. They have a great design team. (That Slang Gang set? So fun, especially if you have a tween/teenager!)
See you soon. Oh, and if you haven’t signed up for the His and Hers online class yet, you should. Lots of fun ideas are going on there!
I was inspired to die cut windows from some awesome wood paper after seeing a card my fab friend Kathy Racoosin did at a retreat a couple weeks ago. (Be sure to go see her card HERE – it is very clever! She is the master of looking at products differently and creatively. She turned this die and wood paper combo into a cruise ship!) These windows are quick to do with the three-square die from Simon Says Stamp. (This is so much faster than trying to line up individual dies or punching them!) That wood paper is awesome…
I die cut the wreath from Neenah white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers (YG17, YG67, R22, R24, BG13, BG15). Did it quick and simple – not over thinking it. I did cut it twice and popped the flowers up. (This is a great technique – die cut a shape from white cardstock and color it with markers.)
And that banner die is the coolest die ever. It doesn’t just cut a banner with “v” ends, it scores and has added angles just right to cut and fold into the perfect dimensional banner. I have been wanting this for some time! And the stamps fit perfectly in the die. (You can buy the die alone, the stamps alone or both together.)