I am sharing my creation today that was inspired by this month’s single page sketch. I pretty much kept the basics of the sketch. I did put the photos together for one larger one.
I used the Feeling Groovy collection by We R Memory Keepers
- We R Groovy collection
- Embossed note tag
- Sunshine paper
- Funky paper
- Embossed stickers
- Chipboard alphabet
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It’s funny how you can find scrapping inspiration in everyday things, even a laundry commercial! Recently I saw an advertisement that included a laundry bottle and lots of splattered messes.
When the bottle was removed, there was a beautiful white silhouette of the bottle where it had protected the wall behind. It reminded me of the masking technique I used to use in stamping, so I decided to try it on my project.
I used a cardstock-weight of Bo Bunny paper and lightly adhered a diecut piece of scrap paper to serve as a mask. You can use punches or dies to create any shape you like.
With the mask securely in place, I lightly spritzed a spray mist over the entire piece of cardstock to create the splattered background. Once it was dry, I removed the mask to see the protected surface.
The masked, sprayed area created a focal point for my card sentiment that was perfect for layering. It’s an easy way to add extra interest to your projects. THIS type of splattering is way more fun than laundry!
American Crafts cardstock: Banana
Bo Bunny Serenade collection:
Bo Bunny Chiffon Vintage Dot
Bo Bunny Clover Lace
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Cross My Heart
QuicKutz Die Cuts shape
We R Memory Keepers Vintage Buttons
We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Primary Bakers Twine
Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Charcoal
American Crafts This to That Foam Adhesive
Stickles Glitter Glue: Paprika
Julie has a new project for you tomorrow!
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day!
It’s getting to be that exciting season again…..weddings, parties, bridal/baby showers, etc…. Read:lots of pictures to be taken! Make it fun with some simple photo props made on your Silhouette!
I recently attended a close friend’s baby shower. She had us sign the guest book on the right side of the page and then have our picture taken for the facing page holding a moustache if we thought it was a boy or lips if we thought it was a girl. (I guessed girl. We cut into the reveal cake later and saw pink. Yay!) What a cute idea!
Here are a few of the ones I found in the Silhouette store. There’s a few holiday ones in there too to get you thinking. Just cut some heavy cardstock, attach to a stick (like a bamboo skewer), and you have fun, inexpensive ways to get your party guests in a silly mood.
Any other fun ones you’ve found?
I hope this card using Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because Collection and this month’s card sketch makes you smile.
Don’t forget you have until May 31st to upload your projects for our sketch challenges.
The next Detailz dies are called FLUTTER. This comes with a butterfly and a dragonfly. I cut the bird out of yellow cardstock and ink the raised sections as well as around the edges with Distress ink. I cut the bird cage out of black cardstock and added some Glossy Accents.
I cut this butterfly out of white cardstock and inked it and added some Stickles. I also added the antennae to the butterfly. I also used one of the FLAGS on my card for the sentiment.
For my last card I used the Dragonfly. I cut this out of white cardstock as well and then while it was still in my die I used a fine tip black marker to outline the wings. I inked it and then removed it from the die and then blended the green and yellow together and added some Stickles. The paper is from MME Oxford Lane.
Here is a step by step tutorial on using the Detailz dies.
Step 1 – Cut out your dies like you normally would but leave the cardstock in the dies. If they come out put them back in. You can also use Removable tape to keep them in if needed.
Step 2 – Place the Embossing rubber mat over the cut dies and then add the embossing cutting mat over that and run through your die cut machine.
Step 3 – You now have cut and embossed dies. You can use them as is or ink them.
I am going to add some Lipstick Distress Ink to my butterfly. I flipped the die over keeping my butterfly inside the metal die. Simply ink the areas you desire. After you are done inking wipe of the metal dies with a wet rag or baby wipe.
When you lift the metal die up you can see the raised up sections as well as the inked areas.
The butterfly came out easily but the bird was stuck in the die so I used some putty to grab the cut out from the die. I leave a piece of this putty out and use it all the time while diecutting.
Below is a picture of the bird die cut out of green cardstock and embossed.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post on the Songbird & Flutter Detailz Cutting & Embossing dies. I hope all the women out there have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.
See ya next time, Kay