Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #108 - More shapes from Framelit Dies!

This week at the Paper Players, Ann has these fabulous colours to work with:-

I've chosen to make a thank you card, with a vintage feel:-

To get the vintage vibe, I have used the awesome Perfectly Penned stamp set, inking first in Cherry, then rock 'n' rolling the edges with Not Quite Navy. This technique works wonderfully well with this particular stamp set & gives a great retro look.  

I've used a two step process to get a square embossed panel using the Tulip embossing folder.  (Here's a link to a video tute if you would like to try it.)

A while ago, I was playing around with my framelit Label dies (see this card) & discovered that you can create an awesome shape by making your die cut & then rotating the die 90 degrees & recutting.  Here's a visual, so you can see what I mean:-

  1. Cut your label shape.
  2. Rotate the die 90 degrees & place over your die-cut.
  3. Add some temporary adhesive (I used post it note strips) so it doesn't move when you feed it through your Big Shot machine.  (Sorry, I've realised I rotated the image between steps 2 & 3.)
  4. Voila!  A new die-cut shape.  :)

Sponging, my favourite woodgrain stamp, an antique brad & some gorgeous waffle ribbon (that I was gifted by a very special friend ♥) complete the card.

The rest of the Team have some magnificent samples for your enjoyment, so please make sure you visit & leave some comment love:-

Lesley Croghan (taking a well earned break) - Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

Hope you can join us at The Paper Players.  :)


I am heading off on holiday later this week, so unfortunately I won't 
be around for a while to post or comment.  See you all for Challenge #113! 

Cheers!  Helen  :)

Card Components: (all SU)
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Stamps:  Woodgrain background, Perfectly Penned
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Other:  Framelit Label Dies, Tulips Embossing Folder, Antique Brad, Cherry Cobbler Waffle Ribbon


Christine Blain said...

I never would've thought to "rock 'n' roll" the sentiment from Perfectly Penned, but it looks great, Helen! Very clever die cut shape with the framelits; thanks for the excellent visuals. Glad you like the ribbon :) Safe travels, my friend!

Nikki Spencer said...

Great tutorial for using the framelits, thanks for sharing Helen, you are always so generous with your knowledge and it is another great idea!
Like Christine l would never have thought to rock n roll with the sentiment, another cool idea!
Have a wonderful time away, l look forward to hearing all about it on your return. Big hug's. Xxx

LeAnne said...

This is just a lovely card, and what a great idea to use the framelits this way ! TFS!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Helen! Love how you used the rock and roll technique on the sentiment and thanks for sharing that cool technique using the framelit. Love the fun shape! Hope you had a great weekend! Hugs! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love the dry embossing and the tutorial on how to use your dies in different ways.

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Helen! I love the ribbon with the brad. Thanks for the tutorial!

Nance Leedy said...

Love the rock n rolled sentiment, Helen! I never would have thought of that. Such a great touch on this clean and classy card!

Diane Barnes said...

Great neutral card with so much interest & texture Helen. Thanks for sharing how you made the cool shape. More genius! Hope you have a lovely holiday break. Di :0)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi my blog buddy! Well done on the Paper Players DT gig! I'm sure I have already said that but there's nothing like a double celebration! What a clever idea with the framelit die. But I wouldn't expect anything less! This is fantastic, Helen! Hugs xxx

Amy White said...

Wow, what a clever use of the framelits dies! I'd love to know how you created that tulip embossed frame if you get a mo to out a tutorial up!

Noelle said...

awesome card! and I LOVE the tutorial! I hadn't thought of this, so clever! Thanks so much for popping by my blog the other day, much appreciated! :)

jaydee said...

Helen, great tutorial. thanks! I love this card. It's so stunning in its simplicity. Love it!