August 24, 2015
Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Mitsyana Wright Cycle 11
Hey there crafty friends!! I have a bright and colorful card that is packed full of fun with lots of texture and eye candy!! Speaking of candy, the inspiration for this card was a strip of candy buttons... you know that wax paper strip with dots of sugar painted in rainbow colors... yup, those. I was feeling a bit nostalgic (and hungry) at the time.
I quickly decided to replicate the fun color pattern onto paper.
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies - Memory Collection (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Twill Herringbone Embossing Folder (Craftwell)
Xyron Creative Station w/ 9" Permanent Adhesive Refill
Spectrum Noir Markers - TB4, TB3, CG4, DG2, GB3, GB4
Cardstock- White, Bright Blue, Black, and Craft
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
With my star and "favorite" dies from my Teresa Collins Memory Collection die set and my Cut'n'boss machine I cut out 3 "favorite"s and 9 stars out of white cardstock. I also cut 1 favorite out of black cardstock and 9 stars out of white craft foam.
To cut wafer thin dies in the Cut'n'boss use the following sandwich:
From bottom to top:
WAFER THIN DIE
I ebrushed my stars in my Spectrum Noir markers in from bottom to top (as shown)...
Making sure to slightly overlap each color onto the next. To prevent them from flying off my desk and allow for hands free ebrushing I layed down a few strip of repositionable double-sided adhesive.
I wanted my words to be really thick, almost as id they were made from chipboard. So I glued all my white cardstock favorites together using a glue pen. I then layered that one over my black cardstock favorite ... offsetting it a bit to make it appear to be a shadow.
I cut a piece of 5"x5" craft cardstock and ran it through my Cut'n'boss using my Teresa Collins Twill Herringbone embossing folder.
To emboss with the Cut'n'boss use the following platform sandwich:
From bottom to top:
FOLDER WITH PAPER
Then I took all my star die cuts and ran them through my Xyron Creative Station... With such a huge platform they all went through at the same time. Once through I just peeled and stuck them onto their matching foam star making sure to line up the points.
I created a 5.5"x 5.5" cardbase. My blue paper measures at 5.5"x11" (5.5"x5.5" once folded), my white cardstock measure 5.25"x5.25" and my craft cardstock measures 5"x5"... I adhered all my layers together using my Xyron Mega Runner.
Then I adhered all my stars to my card front and added my "favorite" word to the top of the stars using liquid glue.
And there you have it! Clean, Simple. Fun!!
Hope you enjoyed my project for today!!
Until next time...
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