Welcome to my crafty blog. This is the first time I’ve ever posted twice in one day, and I’m now sharing the second card I made from a single die cut. Just to recap from my earlier blog, I started by heat embossing a piece of white card using the ‘Provencal’ shade from WOW embossing powders ‘Riviera Trio’ – it’s a gorgeous blend of gold with flecks of black & white.
I then die cut the stag which was the Claritystamp New Design Club die for October, carefully saving all the small pieces in the die when I lifted the image out. Barbara Gray from Claritystamp calls this ‘trap the scrap’ – she has some brilliant videos demonstrating this on Clarity’s YouTube channel.
I then cut a piece of double sided adhesive acetate to fit across the back of the die, and stuck it over the card pieces, so that I could pick the whole scene out of the die. It takes a bit of rubbing on the back to make sure all the small pieces have been picked up, but it’s well worth the effort. I then peeled the card out of the die, and attached it to a piece of white card. The original die cut image then shows as white through the acetate. Obviously, you can’t leave it sticky (you’d never get the card out of the envelope for one thing!), so I dusted it with talcum powder as I wanted a matte finish on the stag. Alternatively, fine glitter is a great way to cover up the adhesive
I’d also got an outer frame left from the original square of card, so I attached that on the outer edge of white card. I then popped the whole topper onto the front of a 6×6 card blank, and finished by stamping the ‘Happy Christmas’ sentiment around each side of the topper.
I saw from a friend’s blog that the current challenge theme over at the CASology blog is ‘stag’, so obviously will be submitting this card over there (http://casology.blogspot.com/). It’s the first time I’ve entered this challenge, so fingers crossed!