Thursday, February 28, 2013
This mixed media card for Card Care Connection is certainly not what I envisioned. That's because I had no idea where I wanted to go with the design!
I wanted to play with my Creatopia die cut cartridge and a Sizzix window card die cut kit (Kit #1 Card, Horizontal A2).
The die cut kit is really cool. The window cutting template plops onto a magnetized bed to go through the die cutter. That means you can reposition it anywhere on the card or even at an angle. You can see some variations on the box if you look closely.
Never mind that I don't have the required Bigz XL (extra long) plates to run this extra long die cut through the cutter. The card is cut to 11 x 4 inches; so you can get two cards from each 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock.
I figured out a workaround for running the assembly through the die cutter and the cards came out perfectly. I took notes so I could share the trick with you.
My notes say, "My workaround: cut cardstock (2 pieces/cards per 8 1/2 x 11 sheet). Woohoo!" I didn’t explain how though; nor did I take any pictures of the process. I'll let you know the trick as soon as I figure it out (again!).
• 1 sheet 8 1/2 x 11-inch shimmery green cardstock from Crafters Companion (makes two A2 cards)
• Sizzix window card die cut kit (Kit #1 Card, Horizontal A2)
• Die cut machine - I used the Creatopia die cut cartridge
• Dritz Iron-On RhineStuds – peacock feather design
• Scrap of acetate large enough to fill die cut window
• Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks – sunshine, meadow, and sail boat blue
• Studio g Alphabet Stamp Set
• Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – vintage photo
• Scrap of 3/8-inch gold ribbon
• Glue stick
• Tacky glue
Please come back tomorrow for the Die Cut Window Card directions.