Monday, September 16, 2013

For this Child

Hello, it's Shelly and I have a great card for you today!

By now, most of you have seen the cards that use the same beautiful die cut for the front and back of the card.  The sample card uses Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight, a Spellbinders label die for the Scripture and a Viva Decor Pearl Pen for the for the shaped flower center.  The flower were shaped using  Paper Blossoms Craft Molding Mat and Paper Blossoms Paper Tool Kit.


It looks difficult, but let me break down the steps to show you just how simple it really is.  The numbered steps coordinate with the numbered pictures.

1.  I am using a double sided, card stock weight scrapbook paper that has a big contrast in color to make it easier for you to distinguish the inside from the outside.  Cut two pieces that are at least ½ inch bigger on all sides than your die.  The die used is Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight.

2.  The die is taped down to the rust side of the paper.  I use a low tack painters tape and it can be used over and over.  The rust side will now be the FRONT of the card.

3.  In this picture, the die and paper have already been run through the machine several times and it is not cutting at the top and the bottom.  The solution is to cut some scrap cardstock the size of the area that is not cutting, place it over that area and run it through again.

4.  Now for your second piece of double sided scrapbook paper which will be the back of the card.  Since the rust side is going to be my back, it is folded over onto the green side.  Depending on the die that you use, you will want to fold over from ½ to 1 inch.

5.  Here is the die under the folded paper.  There is enough space on either side and the bottom to tape the die firmly to the paper.  Be sure the die is placed evenly on the paper.  You will have to use a shim on the folded area and run it through several times to get it to cut.  Be patient, the results are well worth the effort.

6. Here is a view of the inside front and inside back with the folded flap open.

7. Now you will fold that flap back down and place the back on the front.  Line it up carefully and attach.

8. Here is the view of the inside after gluing.

9. A view of the card that shows the front and the inside of the design after attaching the back to the front.

Some other dies that might work with this technique – 
Lattice Rectangles

Now that you know just how easy this card design is, you will look at all of Spellbinders rectangle and even oval dies in a new light.  Beware, this technique is very addictive!

Lovely card and great tutorial! Thanks Shelly!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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Diane said...

Beautiful card Shelly!! I love the Spellbinder die you have used!!

Debbie said...

Your card is so pretty with the die you used! Thanks for the tutorial. Just another versatile way to use the dies!!