Monday, April 11, 2011

Making a Straight Curve…What?? and a Continuous Border Tutorial

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How can something straight be made to curve! Well in today’s Technique Challenge on Splitcoast, Joan did just that! Use a straight edge punch and make a border for circles and ovals! Cool!

TLC320 Poppies and Butterflies

Here’s my card. I used Mother’s Day, Poppy Die, Fancy Labels, and Bird Border & Corners, all from Our Daily Bread designs.

I stamped the largest of the Fancy Labels twice, in Adirondack Juniper and using a craft knife, cut out one of the ovals. Don’t forget, these Fancy Labels coordinate with Spellbinders Labels 17… and using my Grand Calibur makes my job so much easier!
Using Martha Stewart’s Butterfly Border punch, I punched one long strip about 1/2 x 11 inches, then snipped in between each of the butterflies being careful NOT to cut all the way to the edge. This let me “bend” them around the backside of the oval, making my straight line CURVE! I just snipped off the extra butterflies where it met.

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I actually toned down the stark white cardstock with some Old Paper Distress ink to better match the Bo Bunny Vicki B Collections DP. (although it doesn’t look like it in this pic!)

I’m just loving this new Poppy Die too, so quick after coloring the image to cut them out!

tlc320 copicsthese are the Copics I used

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I left one of the Poppies whole and cut apart the other for my arrangement.

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and the inside

both inside and out were spritzed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist!

stamps: mother’s day, fancy labels, bird border and corners
ink: memento tuxedo black, adirondack juniper, ranger old paper
paper: georgia pacific white, bo bunny vicki b collection
other: copics, spellbinders labels 17, poppy die, martha stewart butterfly punch, dazzling diamonds glimmer mist, craft knife, dimensionals, tulle, gold cording


Now, here’s a Designer Tip…

Ever want to stamp a continuous line image or overlap images for a scene, but get frustrated because it looks like you stamped several times instead of having your image flow. Here’s something I learned when I first started stamping… I hope it helps you too!

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You can see here, I wanted to make a border the entire length of my cardstock, but my stamp is only is so long! What to do!! Ink it and stamp again and you get that ugly overlap line… ewwww!!!

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I hope I’ve been some
inspiration to you today… go create!

Thanks for stopping!



Jeni said...

Gorgeous card Dawn!! Thanks for all the great tips. ~jeni :)

ChristineCreations said...

Your poppies are gorgeous Dawn! They look so beautiful and realistic popped up!

jkreucher said...

what a gorgeous card Dawn. the Poppies look real! your whole design is amazing!
thanks for the great tip on extenting the stamped image! works great!

Sharon N said...

I love your wonderful ideas. You are so clever!