Hi Everyone! It’s Heidi and today is all about die cuts. I’m a clean and simple card maker and I love my die cuts. I think it’s something about the crisp and clean look and the ability to do simple layers. They just make me happy! Today, I have a couple of cards featuring the Kat Scrappiness brand dies.
I started off by cutting an oval out of white cardstock then cutting the reindeer die into that. I’m saving the die cut portion for another version of the project.
I adhered a rectangle of blue glitter paper to go behind the reindeer oval. I wanted to create a simple silhouette that “pops”. I thought about a shaker, but I thought the crisp blue really highlighted the die.
After stamping a sentiment from Avery Elle’s Snowflakes stamp set, I adhered the oval over the glitter paper with foam tape.
Here is an alternate version of the card where I offset the positive image over the die cut opening with foam tape.
I used the two largest sizes of Distressed Edge rectangles to create a soft backdrop for my hearts.
To create a kind of “tissue paper” look, I cut them out of vellum and colored the larger piece with a light blue Copic marker.
I love the soft layers–and I didn’t even have to tear paper!
I die cut multiples of the “family” die cut from the All in the Family set and glued them together to give it a 3D look.
The inside sentiment is from Technique Tuesday’s Classic Christmas Sentiments.
Wooden hearts from the Chocolate Lover’s card kit
B04 Copic Marker
Since September, I have had the pleasure of being part of the Kat Scrappiness design team–I can’t believe how fast the time has gone! I wanted to share with you my top ten favorite items from the Kat Scrappiness shop. I love Kat’s shop, because not only does she have her own brand of awesome stamps, dies and sequins, but she carries other companies products as well. Her “new items” section is regularly updated with all the latest products from Tonic, Hero Arts, Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn and much more. Here are some of my favorites–in no particular order because I love and use them all! Be sure to click on the links if you want to see them in the shop.
Using a Minc machine or laminator, you can create foiled sentiments or backgrounds easily using this printed toner paper. In this post, I show a quick video demonstration of how to create a beautiful background using this product.
2. Nuvo Drops
My go-to favorite for creating my own “enamel” dots without the little “peaks” you can sometimes get. The variety of colors both soft and bright make me want to collect them all!
This is my new favorite paste for creating raised designs using stencils. The buttery shimmer of all the ice cream colors makes me happy!
I love using floral stamps on a lot of my projects. Mudra has some gorgeous ones and the Linen Blooms is my favorite. I’ve used this stamp set on two projects already. Here and here. I like that the set includes both solid and open flowers for colored inks or Copic coloring. Plus, with a sentiment included it’s a perfect “starter set” for someone just getting into stamping.
I reach for these all the time. So many size options for squares, rectangles, ovals or circles.
I’m a huge fan of enamel dots. I like these clear dots that come in various sizes for when you don’t want the color, but you just want a little texture to highlight a sentiment or focal point. Especially flowers!
Another great stamp set that offers variety. Different sizes of intricate snowflakes along with some nice sentiments will get you through an entire winter season.
It’s fun to make these types of cards and Kat actually has a section dedicated to coffee. Tons of cute stamps as well as coordinating sequins. My favorite is But First Coffee from Echo Park–lots of great sentiments.
A great tool when you’re multi-stamping and need to change colors. One quick swipe and your stamps are squeaky clean.
Three sizes offer so many options. I love the scalloped and stitched detail along the bottom of these tags as well as the largest one that is perfect for the front of a gift bag.
A few other things to note:
There is a clearance sale going on now, through the 15th on all Christmas-themed products in the Kat Scrappiness shop. Use the coupon code 2017CLEARANCE to receive 30% off on these products.
Also, Kat Scrappiness is looking for a few talented designers to join the team for 1 year starting in March. You can find all the details here on how to apply. The deadline is January 31, 2018 PST at Midnight.
Finally, please join us for this month’s January challenge. The theme this month is CLEAN AND SIMPLE–my favorite! Find all the info here on how to join in the fun. A $25 gift certificate to the Kat Scrappiness shop is the prize. We can’t wait to see your projects!
Thanks so much for joining me today! All of the products listed above are available for purchase over at the Kat Scrappiness shop.