23 May 2016

Hey Girl Let's Make a Border with Framelits

How many Thank You cards do you make?  I make hundreds every year and I love that I can show gratitude and share creativity.  My card was inspired by the Heather Nichols design  below.  I loved the fancy border and remembered a partial die-cutting technique that I had not done in a long time.

Created by Olivia Moore www.paper-escape.blogspot.com

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake notecards, Whisper White
Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes (retiring, now SOLD OUT), One Big Meaning, Summer Silhouettes (retiring)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Archival Black
Acc:  Pool Party Glitter ribbon (retiring), linen thread, Floral Frames Collection (retiring)

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Card by Heather Nichols

For my die-cut edge, I chose to use my Floral Frames Collection framelits dies, (not least because they are retiring on May 31st!) and the largest framelit gave me the look I was after.  My card front was 3 1/4" wide, so I laid each framelit over the top until I found one I was happy with.

The cutting part is super easy - lay your acrylic cutting plate on top of your multi-purpose platfrom and then weave your cardstock so the portion you want cut is UNDER the cutting edge if the framelit and have the area you want to leave uncut OVER the framelit.  Place your acrylic top plate on and run the sandwich through your Big Shot (either all the way or just enough to cut the edge and then roll back out again).  
* You can use your magnetic platform or use some washi tape to keep the framelit in place so you get an accurate cut.

Here is the same technique I used on a coloured image using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits (also retiring!).  The Hey Girl stamp set is also retiring but now SOLD OUT.

How will you use this technique to get more out of your dies?

Happy Stamping,

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