My snippets card today was a little bit fiddly but not exactly challenging as the die and the stamps did most of the work - once I'd had a couple of false starts on how to do all the sticking down! I'm sure there are many options for sticking, but I ended up doing what I felt most comfortable with in the end:
- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style
- snippets of green, pink and blue SU card stock plus a snippet of white for the sentiment stamping
- using the green snippet I first backed it with medium weight adhesive sheet and then die cut it using MFT's 'Bold Stripes' Cover-up die
- then carefully added it to the card front - easiest way with die cuts like this, and even uncut layers of card with adhesive backing, is always to gently line up one side first before peeling off the protective backing very slowly as you smooth the die cut in place across the card
- then I was left with seven stripes to fill. My initial idea had been to back the whole die cut with self adhesive sheet before adding it to the card front but the very marrow margins gave me the heebie-jeebies. So, I whipped out my 6mm wide reel of red line tape and stuck a strip right across each cut out area
- then die cut the pink and blue strips and popped those in place, using the red line tape to hold them down firmly
- hunted high and low for my MFT 'Essential Sentiments' set of stamps - they were hiding! Stamped three sentiments onto a piece of white card using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink
- then die cut each sentiment strip - the beauty of these is that all the strips are the same size which makes it easier :)
- stuck the sentiments in place and called it done
There are so, so many ways to use this die, along with - or even without - the really varied sentiments. For a start, there are seven cut out strips, same as the number of colours in a rainbow! How cool would that look? Black and gold, topped with a flower or a die cut word would look gorgeous. Patterned papers, DI Oxide backgrounds, pastel colours for a new baby, dark colours for a chap, don't fill in all the spaces with a contrast (use some of the main background cutouts) - the list goes on ........... and on! Just Google the name of the die and there are loads of ideas, I really didn't do it justice, sigh.
However, I chose to keep it very simple to just show the die plus some sentiment stamps (brilliant for snippets!!) and am sure you already know why, which leads nicely into our prize(s) this coming fortnight, which of course are:
The Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 14th October. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.
It's a maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. As I already said, the prize is as above and I will split the die and the sentiments in which case I'd do a further draw for the other item(s). Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
Remember, if you link into the Playground and don't say clearly that you're wanting to be in the draw then you will be bypassed if your name comes out of Mr Linky. I'm sure you all know I ask for a positive 'yes' just in case you're playing only for fun. Thanks!
Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)
Be sure to call back next week to see the winner of last fortnight's prize (that really cute set of stamps with the sloth plus dies by Lawn Fawn called 'Hang in there' - as well as a set of The Works 'Stitched Circles' dies.), another Guest Designer and my picks from the past two weeks.
No further photos of our Leeds Castle 'sojourn' as yet. Although I used my camera, Len used his phone for photos and (just 'between us') they turned out brilliantly so am waiting for him to upload them for me.
Love from Parsnip and of course from me,