Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hello, and a happy day to you!!! Over the past few months(or more!) I have not made many projects to enter into the challenge blogs I follow. I have missed it. So a fresh new year is the perfect time for me to get to posting more!! Today's card share I made for the much missed Lawnscaping Challenge. They are celebrating the start of their fourth year of challenges, and have of course a Birthday theme to go by!!!

So onto my card! I used the new goodies that my Christmas money bought on this! The papers are from the Lawn Fawn Into the Woods collection. The dies are from Quinn's ABC's, now I have the coordinating stamp set too, and played around with the stamping on them. But in the end I left them as a die cut only. The little balloons are from the Lawn Fawn So Much to Say stamp set that I colored and fussy cut out. I have a picture tutorial below of how I die cut the birthday sentiment, the woodgrain paper is all one piece.
Start by lining up your letters onto the paper. I held mine down with washi. The magnetic base for my BigKick is SO on my wishlist! :) With a cutting plate on the bottom, then paper, dies, then put the top cutting plate just off the bottom of the dies as you see here. Then roll it through your machine. This was my first attempt, and ended up cutting four of the eight letters off!!
Second attempt, perfect!! The line you see is from a pencil so I could get my letters straight!
Now start trimming off the patterned paper in between the letters, making sure not to cut them off. Erase the pencil lines, and your done! A white drafting eraser is the only one I use, and removes any pencil marks without messing up or smearing your paper. Just my tip for you! I used dimensionals on the back of this piece to make it stand out on my card. So that's my tutorial for you! Give it a try, it's really easy and makes it look so cool! And can be used on any die image!!Thank you so much for stopping by today!!


Laurel Beard said...

Wow! I am totally digging this card. It's fantastic! And you have inspired me to try out some partial die cutting! YEA! Thanks so much for joining us at the Lawnscaping challenge!

Meggymay said...

A real clever designed card, love how you did the letters.

Audrey said...

Great use of those alpha dies! Such a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

Unknown said...

That's great. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Tamara said...

Wow, super fun card!! Love what you did with the dies. I'm going to try that too :)
Thanks for the mini tutorial
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!
xx Tamara

nancy dempsey said...

Thanks for explaining this technique so clearly. Now I gotta try it!

Emily Keaton said...

What a sweet card, Pam!! And a big THANKS for your tutorial on how you cut your sentiment that way. Ingenious!! It really turned out great :)

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Way to cute and great idea lining up those dies!! I love Lawn Fawn!!!

grammypat said...

What a cute and simple but nice card