Alphabets can be used in lots of different ways apart from the obvious. We just need to think outside the box and see what else we can come up with to make sure we really get our monies worth from this ever useful die set
- S6-001 5x7 Matting Basics A
- S6-002 5x7 Matting Basics B
- S6-009 Font One Uppercase
- EL-015 Bricks and Bark
- PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
With die #7 from Matting Basics A cut two in white and create a hinged card
(Die #1 is always the smallest)
From a bright coloured background and #7 from Matting Basics B cut one panel
(I used Brusho Crystals - Ultra Marine for my background)
Cut another white panel from #6 Matting Basics A and this is the one we will work on
Space out the Alphabet letters of your choice, face down in a random fashion, onto the correct side of your card and cut and emboss them though your machine
Then remove them from the card but keep the letters for another projects
Also keep the tiny pieces that are part of any of the letters that you have used like the "O" or the triangle from the "A"
Once you have the dies removed then emboss the panel in any folder that you have available. I used the Bricks and Bark
Place foam pads around the open spaces to support the card and also add pieces of foam to the back of the pieces that you saved from the previous step.
Remove the backing from the pads and place it onto the bright background you have leaving a small border around the edge
Replace any of the pieces that you saved from the letters that you cut
Stamp in black and clear heat emboss the sentiment and add some strips of the background card around it then add foam pads to the back of it
I chose to use white enamel dots and I coloured them with a marker pen to match my card.
They dried mottled which fitted in perfectly with my background.
Add them randomly to the card
Another way to use the panel with the cut out letters is as a stencil and simply ink through the card to create another type of background for your cards
More tomorrow ...