It's Friday! And the Serendipity Stamps DT has a fun blog hop for you today!
Serendipity is showing off a new and beautiful Bird Die today.
The team is showing it off two different ways today... We were all to make a Christmas Card and one more design of our choice. I can't wait to see what the DT created! It's always interesting when we are using the product to see all the different and unique designs!
Remember to leave comments on EACH DT members blog for a chance to win a random drawing for $20 off your next order. On Tuesday, September 2, 2013 the winner will be announced on the Serendipity Blog.
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I went with a wedding theme!
I used a nesting die set from Nellie's to create my embossed background. I just lined up the dies and embossed rather than cut. Then I cut the two smallest of the set to stamp and layer the Bliss sentiment.
I cut two birds to layer on my card. I cut one normally and removed the pieces. The other I added a sheet of ScorPal tape to the back of the paper before die cutting. I used heavy weight paper (#110) so that the die would not cut all the way through the heavy paper and the tape layer. The tape then holds all the little pieces in place. I've shown a front view of the two dies (above) and the backside of the dies is below.
Here's an up close view. I layered the two die cut birds and bent the top bird's wing back for a little dimension. Of course, I had to sneak a little bow in there! Finished card size is an A2 and opens tent style at the bottom.
On the inside of the card I added a little left over strip of paper and the Congratulations sentiment.
When I was rustling through my stamps, I found the Merry Christmas Arc was the perfect size to match up with the Dove! What a happy discovery! I've stepped out the process of how I added the glitter below. While it looks like several involved steps it actually goes very quickly!
I used #110 white paper and added an sheet of double sided ScorPal tape to the the top. I die cut it... the die will not cut all the way through the paper because it is a heavier weight. But it cuts cleanly through the top layer of tape. After cutting remove the large portion of the bird, leaving the small pieces of ScorPal tape in place. The shiny portion that you see is adhesive.
Next, I cut a second bird die out of white paper. I placed it on top of the open adhesive on my first dove. I wanted two layers of dove so that it would be extra sturdy as it will be popped up on the card.
I used a scary looking dental tool type pick to help lift up the top layer of the tiny ScorPal tape pieces - revealing open adhesive.
I used Microfine Warm Translucent Glitter to fill in the adhesive areas on the wing. I added a bit more sparkle by threading some iridescent string through the outside edge of my Nestie.
Here's the close up - the sparkly glitter does not show up well in the picture. I used Spellbinder's Grand Dies to create my card base and layers.
Remember to leave comments on EACH DT members blog for a chance to win a random drawing for $20 off your next order. On Tues September 2, 2013 the winner will be announced on the Serendipity Blog.
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