Saturday, August 15, 2015

Up, Up and Away!


This card was inspired by 3 different challenges


  


The "Toppings" option for this challenge is...
"Anything That Flies"
When I saw that I instantly thought of the movie 'Up".
Now, I do realize that balloons do not technically 'fly'
but wouldn't that be fun if they did! 
don't have taken with teal so I substituted tempting turquoise


I always find the solid dies intimidating to use - after I 
stamped the image I could never die cut it with an even
white edge. I tried die-cutting first and then stamping and...
that didn't work either. 
Then I discovered something so incredibly simple but so
perfect!


Here's a step x step picture tutorial that I hope makes sense

1 - die cut all the images onto one sheet of card stock.


2 - stamp the image you want to use and then place the 
coordinating die cut piece over top


3 - the die will 'nest' inside the die cut image. You can secure with
washi tape if you'd like.

4 - run through the big shot and voila! A perfectly stamped and
die cut image!

I love this idea! 
I'm going to do this for all my solid dies and keep the template
stored with the dies. 


supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white - heavy, pumpkin pie, rich razzlebberry
stamp set: Balloon Builders (Lil' Inkers)
ink: rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise, early espresso
big shot: balloon dies (Lil' Inkers)
wink of stella glitter pen


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!







7 comments:

  1. Such a happy birthday card. Love that bunch of balloons!

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  2. I love your awesome bouquet of balloons, Susangail! And thank you for doing the photo tutorial! (I am tempted to enter the card I posted today of, er, "flying" balloons, lol!!) Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. Love the balloons. They always make me smile.
    April

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  4. The balloons are so much fun! Love the idea!
    Thanks for joining the fun over at Seize the birthday!
    Anni

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  5. I am in love with that bouquet of balloons - love the bright, happy colours and fun patterns! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  6. This is sooooo awesome and fun!!!! I love how you showed your readers how to use the negative to get perfectly stamped die cuts and I have to say that I hadn't even thought of this and I'm excited to try! Thank you so very much for playing along with this extra special Monthly Meetup Challenge! Hope to see you next time!

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  7. Congratulations on your win over at Lil' Inker Designs!!! WOOT!!!

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