Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wicked Wednesday: Bite Me Flip Card

I've been seeing so many fun cards created with SU!'s new Thinlits Flip Card Dies that I finally decided I needed to get a set to try out for myself. I had a hard time deciding between the two sets offered, but ended up going with the Labels set first...mostly because I like the little added extras better than the ones included in the Circle set. (but who am I kidding...I'm sure I will be adding that one to my collection before too long as well!)

These flip cards are even easier to make than I had imagined and I've already been having lots of fun playing with these dies! I also just got the newly released Photopolymer set Bite Me. So here is my first creation using both of these items.

With all the Halloween sets I own, can you believe I don't have one with a large spider web?! So I was super excited to get this set just for that one image alone...but actually all the images are pretty useful. I especially like the splotch that I used here to create a background. Here's what the card looks like as you start to open it...
and here is is all the way opened...
I used a little trick when cutting the base for this card that created the extra panel on the end. (the one with the Summer Starfruit layer) Here's how to do that...
You still start with the same 1/2 sheet of card stock, but cut it just a sliver smaller...1/16th of an inch shy of the 5-1/2' measurement, which equals 5-7/16 inch wide. This enables you to easily pull the one end up and over the end of the Thinlit Die as shown above. So instead of cutting it as it goes through the Big Shot, it will create a crease...and that is where you will fold it.

The extra panel is perfect if you want to include a hand written message. Here's a better look at how I decorated the inside of the extended panel. (the other side is covered in Witches' Brew DSP as shown in 1st photo)
Please be careful when using this stamp set if the sight of a spider freaks you out. While stamping this card I tested out a few of the stamps on scrap before I stamped them onto my card stock. Later when cleaning off my messy desk, I lifted some scraps and...
YIKES!!!! There was a spider on my desk!!! he doesn't look too huge, hairy & horrific in this photo, but in the brief second when I saw him "lurking" under my scraps, I have to admit I let out a loud scream!

So, I guess the TRICK was on me! Hope your day is filled with TREATS!

1 comment:

Karren said...

Great card! Love the layout and mix of colors. Funny story! I would be screaming and running so fast, which is why I could never buy that set - those spiders are too realistic!