Having basic shape dies is almost like a necessity for most handmade card makers. I have a small but essential collection to help me cut out basic shapes easily and fuss free.
Today, besides sharing with you another card idea using Lawn Fawn Flutter By, I would like to share this technique that I love, improvising a little using basic die cut circle shape.
Here is the card I made specially for a paper craft friend, Heidi, thanking her for the lovely gift I received last month.
Here are the steps, but you can view my Instagram post for a quick run down of the steps and it will probably be easier to follow
Step by step instructions
- Trace a circle using the die on a cardstock to guide the stamping of the image.
- Stamp images using Fawndamentals Premium Dye Ink Pad - Walnut, having some of the images overlapping the traced circle slightly while trying to keep most of it within the circle shape.
- Blend Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Stormy Sky all over.
- Sprinkle drops of water over to let the distress ink spread a little.
- If the traced circle can’t be seen, trace the circle die cut again. I trace the inside of the die.
- Fussy cut out images that is outside the traced circle, ending the fussy cut at the tracing.
- When I place the die, I will flip those fussy cut areas out so that those part will not be trimmed off by the die.
- Run through the die cut machine.
- Color images with Copic Markers. I used color pencils for some finishing touches over the red flower and butterfly.
- Cut out sentiments using Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks on brown pattern paper.
- Adhere to the circle tag.
- Adhere the whole image tag on card base using foam tape.
I hope you like this card. And yes, I deliberately position the end of the butterfly out of the card base. Everything doesn’t necessary be confined into the rectangular card base, I feel…
Supplies and tools
- Lawn Fawn LF383 Flutter By
- Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks
- Fawndamentals Premium Dye Ink Pad
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Stormy Sky
- Copic Markers for coloring
- Color pencils for highlight and finishing touches
- Circle Die
- Brown Pattern Paper
- Foam Tape
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