Whenever you’re using dies…especially these pretty fall stitched ones…remember to maximize the value of your set by using the positive and negative portions of the dies.
Take a look and see what I mean.
Those negative images can be used in creative ways. I made something fun today that I’d like to share. (Thank you to paulinespapier for the inspiration.) I find it hard to use the yellow tones some days, but I’m really happy how this turned out! The card is actually a flip card with 3 separate layers.
Each layer shows all three colors in the color combo I chose – Bumblebee (a new InColor), Smoky Slate, and the yellow/orange tones in the amazing Plaid Tidings DSP pack.
I was going to punch two holes in the top, but I’m glad I stopped myself! This way is waaayyy cuter!! I simply ran a 16″ piece of linen thread through the last layer and tied a knot at the top. Now the recipient can have the option of hanging this card on a door knob or hook
Of course a pretty card deserves a pretty package so I made a pocket from one of our medium Whisper White envelopes. I simply slit one end of it open first and then sealed the envelope. Now it becomes a pocket. It looked a bit too plain for my liking so I ran it through my new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine (which I absolutely LOVE!!) with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
There are a few more details I added to complete this project. I am going to try and do a short video in the next couple of days showing how I made these projects. So you can check back later.
Ink Colors: Basic Gray (and re-inker)
Cardstock: Bumblebee, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
DSP: Plaid Tidings, Gilded Autumn Specialty, and Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty
Additional Tools: Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Water Painters
Embellishments: Linen Thread
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