Hi everyone! I have had a great response to the card that I made for ATCAS #8 (Wings) and there are a few of you out there that would like to know how to make it. So I decided to use my Sunday to create a tutorial.
I am also going to include a link at the bottom of the post so you can link up your awesome cards and we can all see how creative you are. I will add the vote function to this link and you can vote for your favourite!!
This is my first ever go at trying to create a tutorial so I hope it all makes sense :)
Are you ready? Here we go!
Stamps with co-ordinating dies
Big Shot or other die cutting machine
1 x cardstock measured at 4 3/4" x 7"
1 x cardstock at 4 3/4" x 3 1/2 "
Painters Tape (or other easily removable tape/adhesive)
The smaller piece of cardstock will act as a mask to show you the centre of your card. I use a different colour to your base card so it is easier to see. Use painters tape to adhere the die onto the top of the cardstock.
You now need to TEMPORARILY adhere this piece of cardstock to your base card. I have used painters tape again but I use my fingers to remove a lot of the 'tack' on the tape first so it is easier to remove.
Now, this is the tricky part. Using your multipurpose platform on Tab 2 (Bigshot), line up your clear plates on the bottom and top of the cardstock. You need to make sure that the edges of the clear plates are on top of the die where the pink cardstock meets the base cardstock only.
An easy way to remember is that you only want to cut the top part of the die.
Run the plates through your machine.
This should be how it looks once you have removed your mask.
Now repeat Step Three by placing the die in a different position.
Once you have removed the mask, your base cardstock should look like this. As you can see, you have only partially die cut the cardstock!
Now you can fold your card and score along the crease.
Take your stamp, ink it up and align the stamp with the die cuts you have made.
Now you can fill in the spaces with more stamping. I have used two Hero Arts stamps with the large and small butterfly. You can do whatever you like - all the same size or more than two!
Now all there is to do is colour your butterflies!!
Here is the original card that I made -
Don't forget that if you want a sentiment, make sure you leave enough room. This card was made for a CAS challenge so I wanted to leave plenty of white space.
There are so many ideas that I have for this and it doesn't have to be CAS!
You could fill the card completely! You could even stamp and die cut a few more of the butterflies and pop them up on dimensionals for an extra cool effect!
Another great set to use would be the Hearts a Flutter with the co-ordinating dies!!
So!! Now it is your turn! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I will have the link open for a month to give you time to come up with some great ideas and then we will start voting!!