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 ;)
 After you've cut the front, you can fasten the inside in, using whatever adhesive you prefer.  
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!


  1. Your card is sooo cute! LOVE the pretty paper too! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. Brilliant card Julie love the card fold and image I love it.
    lorraine x

  3. What a sweet card, Julie! Thanks for the technique as well. I gotta give this a try.