Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

Brake For….Jumbo Acorns!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday where it is my turn to host the I Brake For Stamps Blog.  I have a nice fall card to show you – along with my attempt at the latest popular technique.  First, the card..

The stamp is call Jumbo Acorns and can be found here.

Oh – this was such a great image to color up.  I love using fall colors on cards – you can go very bold and bright or muted.  I used copics in  oranges, reds, mustardy yellows and a bunch of earth tones. If you do a fancy dinner for Thanksgiving this image would be perfect for napkin rings or on candles.

Now – the technique.  The word FALL was spelled out using the Eclipse technique – which seems to be all the rage right now.  It was my first attempt at this and let me give you my perspective..

I don’t own any alphabet dies, which is what is typically used to cut out the letters, so I went to my silhouette and designed the word using the Bebe Nueve font and a generic leaf cut file for the “A”.

I cut the word out of my main panel, and twice more on colored cardstock – the same color as the background mat – giving you three layers.

Then you take the three layers and glue them together…

From here you just place the letters on your card where the negative space was left.

Some pointers –

-If you have good sized alphabet dies, use them as they are probably easier to handle then going with a cut file.

-If you use a silhouette or similar machine, make your letters big enough so they are easy to handle.  If I were doing my card over again I would make the letters about 1.5″ tall (they are just shy of an inch tall now) and I would make them “fatter” – which is easy to do on a silhouette.

-Use liquid glue to put the layers together – you will have a few seconds to wiggle the pieces so they are lined up nicely.

-Some people use pop dots to pop the letters up on the card, but if you are using good cardstock there is no need to do so – the three layers will be enough.

I hope you will try this technique – it was fun to do.

Hop on over to the IBFS store to find this stamp and hundreds of other for the fall and winter.  You are sure to find something you will like!! use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello stampers!  It’s time for another new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog!  Todays challenge theme is “I See Spots!”.  So anything with spots, dots, etc. is good to go.  Break out that dotted embossing folder, dotted ribbon, paper or stamps and enter in the challenge. All the details are here.

Here is my card for the challenge.

So, I know this is more of a summery card, but when I saw the theme of the challenge for some reason I thought of a Lemon stamp set I had and thought I could do something with the lemon slice.

Now here is a fun tip – this particular stamp itself is a “detail stamp”  – meaning the detail outline in the card (the redish/orange outline) is the actual stamp.  I did not want to color in all those lemon slices and needed to find a round solid stamp to fill in the color.  Since this is a clear stamp, all I did was turn the detail stamp over and use the back side as a solid image stamp.

Take a look at the photo below – I flipped the detail stamp over and used it as a solid stamp to make the circles.

Then I turned the stamp right side up to get the detail and stamped it in a darker color.

 

I wonder just how many other clear detail stamps I have that can be used in this manner?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!