Sweet blog friends, would you be surprised if I had a little Becca Bit to share today? We’ll I do :-) It’s just a little tip that I’d love to pass on about stacking dies together to get the shape that you want. I loved the shape of the sentiment in this new set called Birthday Wishes to You from Justrite Papercrafts and looked for just the right shape to stamp it on. Not finding what I wanted, I created my own shape and I’ll show you the step by step at the bottom of my post.
In the meantime, I was in the mood for a textured card so I reached for Spellbinders Persian Splendor and created a card that let most of that wonderful background show. The focal point is the sentiment which is made up of Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags and Spellbinders Standard Circles LG.
Here’s your Step By Step recap of die cuts and layers, from the bottom up: Start out with a Card Base – 5-3/4″ x 7-3/4″, foam tape, mat layer in cream cut to 5-1/8″ x 7-1/8″, blue layer embossed with Persian Splendor cut to 5″ x 7″, foam tape, mat layer in cream cut to 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2“, blue layer embossed with Persian Splendor cut to 4-3/8″ x 6-3/8″, foam tape, die cut layer using Radiant Rectangles, die cut layer using Resplendent Rectangles, die cut layer using Standard Circles LG, die cut layer using Back to Basic Tags.
So here is little tip and card making idea – take a look at your dies carefully because you can combine them to make the shape you want. I’m not a good fussy cutter and for this sentiment I wanted it to be small enough to see the decorative die layered behind and I wanted to accentuate the round. So I found a long die to accommodate the length and a round die to accommodate the height and I did some test stamping and my first choice worked out. I picked some other pretty dies that were slightly incrementally larger and would stack up well. Starting on the left from smallest to largest I made sure that when I stacked them it would allow the pretty parts of the dies behind to show. Here’s how I layered things up!
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
|Rubber Stamps: Justrite Papercrafts – Birthday Wishes to You
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White, EKSuccess Sea Spray (retired)
Ink: Amuse Studio – Eucalyptus
Accessories: Spellbinders Persian Splendor, Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags, Spellbinders Standard Circles LG, Seam Binding, Recollection Pearls, Mulberry Flowers, Becca’s Peg Bow Maker, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Happy Friday to you all!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. Not sure what I’ll be doing but I know that whatever it is, it will be outdoors (grin). See you soon!!