Monday, November 14, 2011

CARD CREATING TUESDAY

i'm definately into making christmas cards.  even though i make them all year round, new innovative tools and ideas pop-up around this time of year.  this last weekend i went to a scrapbook convention near me, and as usual am blown away with such 'new stuff' out there.  i purchased this (and a couple others) sweet die from a vendor.  the website (if you're interested) is:  www.cheerylynndesigns.com

see the 'MADE IN USA'? i like that!

using my cuttlebug, i put a shim, then a template, the same size as the mat i'll be using on the front of my card. this is so i can set the die in the center and still use the paper from which i made the cut.


i then line up the mat i will be using and make the cut.


and the cut....


pickin and grinnin...oh, and back to using the mat from which i made my cut,


after all the 'pickins' are out...


this is where i layered my top mat onto the mat from which the cut was made.


once i get to this pt. (i usually have more), i use a spray adhesive because the cut is so delicate.  i do this in my garbage can using scraps to lay them on.  this stuff is sticky, so i change out my scraps so the next cuts don't get that 'sticky' on them when i lay them out to spray.


now i guess, if you like the looks, you could stop here.  but me, well, i like more...more is never enough for me.  but, it 'is' pretty just like this!


so i cut more.  only different colors....always did like puzzles!


this is where i get to sit and play....it really doesn't take that long, but you sure better keep them pcs together, cause it wouldn't take much to lose any of them.  but i find it relaxing to put the pcs together and i found using the zig squeeze and roll fine ball point the perfect adhesive to get in the small spots.  don't forget, you'll need tweezers also to pick up the small pcs.



so with a little, ok, mabye more than a little patience, some labor of love, you'll end up with this...
i personally love making these.  i find it relaxing and most of all, rewarding. 


that's it for this tuesday.  i hope you enjoyed my 'lengthy' tutorial.  i hope you give it a try.  if you don't like it, hey, send me your die, i'll make good use of it.

(((hugs)))

19 comments:

Amanda said...

I love this Kat. Its so beautiful. :)

Connie Layman said...

Gorgeous Kat! I love both ways but the second is definitely a labor of love!

Val626 said...

great card, you amaze me once again

Laura (tweetyb) said...

WOW!! This is amazing!! Just gorgeous!
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Patricia said...

Beautiful, just beautiful

grammiej said...

I love your card, it is so lovely! You did a lot of work on that design and it paid off with a beautiful card!!
Thanks for sharing

Judy

cema1cema said...

Kat your card is fantastic! Thank you for such detailed instructions! I love it! Christina

the purple muse said...

I saw those at my local stamp store but didn't know what they were for. Thanks for the tutorial. Now I know! Very nice!

~Tammy S

heatherhammen said...

beautiful as always!

Debbie said...

lovely work, you must have a lot of patience
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Doris P. said...

absolute beauty!! love the details -tfs:) Doris
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Caprice said...

WOW!! This is really so beautiful! Thank you for the tip on the spray glue. I am going to use that on my next delicate cut. Great job!
((hugs))
Caprice

tgclifton said...

Beautiful!!!

Suzys Crafts said...

Kat that is absolutely GORGEOUS. You and Pat always blow me away! Love it!

Anna said...

That is absolutely amazing, and probably tedious! great job. hope you visit my blog.
annabeedesigns.blogspot.com

EnjoliCollums said...

I love it!! its so pretty!

Josie0602 said...

OMG so gorgeous!!! I need that die!

Ann said...

These are so beautiful!!!

Denise Gifford said...

Wow beautiful job ~ and such patience you have.

Denise Gifford