One thing that I like to do with ANY TOOL I own is figure out ways to use it OTHER than what it is purposed for...and my collection of Spellbinders Dies was no exception. I know I have been posting alot about Spellbinders but hey, I am excited and I have so much to share that I figure why not post it all this week! :)
Before I show the next mini tutorial I wanted to just give the link to my blog candy. (you have until tomorrow morning before I choose a winner!)
Ok so without further ado...here is my newest tutorial! :)
Remember this card? Where I had asked you to guess how I got the cute scalloped line on the patterned paper? Well here is how I did it! :) I had seen Debbie Olson do something similar to this with the Classic Scalloped Paisley and so I have just taken it a step further this week!
Insert your strip of paper through the MIDDLE of a Long Scalloped Rectangle Die.
Ok but the fun doesn't stop there... I had asked everyone what their FAVORITE NEW DIE is from Spellbinders Newest Releases and the MAJORITY of you said Labels One. So I thought I would show you a new and fun way to think outside the box once you do get your order! :)
Repeat on the other end of your paper. I marked a tiny dot where I wanted the point of my second end to be so I had a 3.5" x 4.75" main image so that it would center nicely on my finished piece. Do you see it up at the top right of the image?
Stamp your image and place it on a piercing pad. Here I used various shades of Fluid Chalk Cat's Eyes by Clearsnap to ink up this fun swirly tree by Unity Stamp Co. This tree comes as part of the Growing In Unity Set but you can also purchase it as a single stamp as well!
Now here is where we once again use our die in a way OTHER than it's purpose. These dies make GREAT piercing guides. Simply set your die on top of your stamped piece, hold firmly in place and begin to pierce. My lovely thin paper piercer is broken and so I am just using a large needle...NOT IDEAL but it will do for now....
Cardstock: Tawny Medium, Classic Orange, Simply Smooth White, Papaya Puree Medium - Prism Papers
Stamps: Main Image: Dream Tree - Unity Stamp Company, Sentiment: Fall Fun Set - October Afternoon, BG: Fine Houndstooth Scrapblock - Cornish Heritage Farms
Inks: Fluid Chalk Inks - Clearsnap
Dies: Labels One, Double Ended Tags - Spellbinders
Jute: Creative Impressions
Gems: Professional Touch Hot Fix Applicator & Crystalina Crystals -Kandi Corp