Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, June 21, 2013

Grateful Creative Elements

I love the pretty, blended colors that make up the background strip of this card using markers & an acrylic block. After I created the background panel, I masked the edges with post it notes and stamped flowers & the swirl from the Creative Elements stamp set along with En Francais.

Can you guess which punch or die cut I used to create the label for my sentiment? At first I was just going to use it as a stamped strip, but after playing around with some of my framelits I came up with an easy way to make this die cut label using the Apothecary Accents Framelits. Check it out...

  1. Just cut a strip of card stock just under an inch approximately 15/16 or 7/8 inch wide. 
  2. Stamp the label image from Creative Elements
  3. Line one end up under the framelit, allowing the other end to lay on top, as shown above.
  4. Place top cutting pad on top of framelit carefully. Tip: you may want to use post-it notes or temp adhesive to hold it securely in place...if like me you don't yet have the Magnetic Platform Pad. It's on my next order and can't wait to get it!
  5. Start to roll thru the Big Shot, but stop after it cuts the end, and reverse back out instead of rolling all the way through. Hope that makes sense...rolling all the way through will just kind of crease up the other end a bit.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 to cut the other end of the label.
I then embossed my sentiment, from Apothecary Art, using White EP. I think I'll be using this image so much more now that I've discovered this!  

Have a great weekend!


Leonie Schroder said...

Love this Lyn ... are you going to convention? Would love to meet you :)

Lynn said...

Thanks Leonie! It sure would be fun to go to convention & meet so many nice demos like you...but unfortunately I will not be there. Have a GREAT time! I always look forward to seeing all the great photos posted from convention & hopefully one day I'll get to go.