Thursday, April 16, 2015
Hugs from Hootie and I-- for Crafty Sentiments
I'm posting today for Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog. I have a tutorial to share on using a die cut in a different way.
First, the finished card, then, how I did it:
I used Crafty Sentiments Designs digital image Hootie -- Rain, Rain, Go Away on this card. He's ready for spring, that Hootie!
Here's how I made the card.
I started by coloring my image. I almost always have the papers I plan to use close by to match the colors to it. This image is colored with Copic markers.
Then, I chose what dies I wanted to use. You can use this technique with a variety of shapes -- circles, square, oval, rectangle. I chose stitched rectangles by Lawn Fawn.
I cut out the image with a large stitched rectangle, and placed it where I thought it would be. It is not glued at this point, just set there.
Then, I placed a smaller stitched rectangle on the front of the card, using the inside image as a guide. The inside one isn't glued because it's easier to adjust the inside one at the end, if needed. Notice, I used washi tape to anchor my die -- works great!
Don't forget to open up your card before you run it through your die cut machine ;)
Now, the fun of decorating the outside of the card begins. I kept the embellishing to a minimum, preferring to leave the focus on the adorable Hootie image and die cut card front.
The designer paper is We R Memory Keepers Storytime 6x6 pad. The raindrop gems are from Studio G. The die cut "hugs" sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. I also used my trusty We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper on this.
Hugs to you from Hootie and I!