12 Dies of Clarity – day 2 February funky tulip die

I’m back with my second blog of the day, this time with my 12 Dies of Clarity personal challenge – using the dies from the Claritystamp 2020 monthly new design club. Today’s cards use the February die – the funky tulip aperture die.

I started by cutting the die into a black A6 card blank, keeping the pieces in the die to make a second card with. Barbara Gray calls this ‘trapping the scrap’.

I cut a piece of the ‘Antarctica’ designer paper to sit behind the die cut card front, and used two of the nested square dies to cut a frame to sit on the front of the card around the image. Before I glued the paper into place, I stamped the sentiment and embossed it using WOW ‘gold satin pearl’ powder. You can never have too many thank you cards at this time of year!

For the second card, I put a piece of double sided adhesive acetate on the back of the die to pick up the scrap pieces. What I should have done at this point was to peel the pieces out of the die and then trim the acetate down to size. However, I thought I was being intelligent (?!) and so I put a square die around the funky tulip one and recut it, thinking that would trim the edges off. Well it did, but it also cut the tulip through the adhesive acetate and it’s backing paper, so I then couldn’t lift it out in one piece! Not one to admit defeat, I managed to peel the backing paper off and then place a square of the Antarctica paper over the back of the die to lift the scrap pieces out. I won’t be doing that again!

I again embossed ‘thank you’ from the Barbara’s handwriting stamp set in the gold WOW powder, and then attached the rescued image to the front of the card.

Thanks for dropping in. I’ll be back tomorrow with the March New Design Club die

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