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Big Word Dies

Hello crafty peeps! You  may have noticed recently that a bunch of new “big word dies” have landed in the crafty market and are all the rage! My personal favourites are the “Statement sets” by The Stamps of Life, since they include (1) the word die, (2) the word shadow die (for extra dimension!), and (3) a sentiment stamp set to coordinate with your word die.

Last night I played with my “Beautiful Statement Set“, which is great quality and awesome value (as all products by The Stamps of Life, really!) I repeatedly stamped a few of the little images in my “Bear and Bird Stamp Set” by Waffle Flower Crafts with Versamark Ink, clear heat embossed them and used my Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink to create an emboss resist background. I covered it with a piece of vellum cut out using my “Lacy Layers 2 Die” set (also by Waffle Flower Crafts) and adhered my black shadow die cut to it. I had cut out the actual word die from a piece of white card stock coloured with the same Distress Oxide Ink I used for the background. I pressed my word die cut against my Versamark Inkpad a couple of times and clear heat embossed it to give the pink “beautiful” a bit of dimension. The sentiment on the white heat embossed black banner is included in the stamp set.

And there you have it, a beautiful statement for a card for just about any occasion! Until next time, I hope you have a beautiful day.

Bastel Traum Challenge #55 – Mixing and matching stamp sets

Hello crafty friends! Today I bring you: not one, not two, but three cards as part of the monthly challenge over at the Bastel Traum challenge blog. This month the Design Team was given a colour scheme to work with and it was just SO gorgeous, I couldn’t limit myself to one project!

For these cards I started off by cutting my front panels from smooth white cardstock using my Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 Dies (very similar to Lawn Fawn’s Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables). I then created different ink blended backgrounds using 3 colours of Distress Inks to match the colour scheme provided: Spun SugarMustard Seeds and Tumbled Glass. The colourful back panels are from the Lawn Fawn Plaid Rainbow 6in x 6in paper pack.

Next up, I mixed and matched 3 different stamp and die sets by Lawn Fawn (Big Scripty Words, Home Sweet Home and Little Bundle) and a gorgeous new stamp set from Altenew (Crafty Friends) for one of my sentiments. I stamped them using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which I knew wouldn’t bleed when I coloured over it with my (alcohol based) Copic markers, before I went ahead and die cut them using my matching dies and beloved Sizzix Big Shot machine. I fussy cut all images for which I didn’t have dies.

I adhered the more intricate images using my glue pen and for the larger ones I went for a few foam squares.  And for a finishing touch, a stroke of Wink of Stella over my images. Here’s the process video:

I hope you enjoy today’s cards and YouTube video. Don’t forget to stop by the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog to play along for a chance to win a 15 CHF certificate to the Bastel-Traum.com online shop (they ship worldwide!) Until next time!