The current challenge over at Less is More is to use a die cut. I went for Christmas, and used two dies:
- 7" x 5" white card blank
- SU's 'Tempting Turquoise' card stock
- white card stock
- Memory Box 'Flurry Wreath' stamp, stamped using SU's 'Tempting Turquoise' ink pad then die cut using the matching Memory Box 'Flurry Wreath' die. Little tip about cutting out using this, below the list of ingredients. I used little sticky pads to make the wreath 'pop' a bit when I added it to the card - thereby shoving it up to Large Letter rate of course, sigh :(
- Memory Box 'Crisp Bow' die cut from SU's 'Tempting Turquoise' card stock
- sentiment was stamped straight onto the card using a stamp from Woodware's 'Bubble Wreath' set and SU's 'Tempting Turquoise' ink pad
Again, as all the goodies were out to play with, I made two cards the same.
Almost forgot the little tip - the Memory Box die I used is beautiful, but as it's a solid die (rather than just a frame) it needs a different approach to placement.
What I did was to stamp the wreath first onto white card and set that aside. Then, made a template by using the matching die to cut a spare piece of thinnish card.
Next step is to position the card template over the stamped image, making sure all the snowflakes are evenly lined up within the aperture of the template. This piccie below was taken after the card was finished but should show what I mean about alignment of the template you made:
Another way is to use the holes you see outside the die shape in the above photo to mark and then reposition the die without leaving the template in the 'sandwich'. Ask me how I know that's not as accurate :)