Thursday, January 9, 2014

Another fun new place to hang out!

Happy Thursday!
Did you can use the 'Outside the Box' technique, even if you don't own any dies?
Read on, and I'll show you how easy it is!

Supplies Used:  Gina K. Designs stamps, ink, and white cardstock.  TAC black cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Copic Markers, Twine, Button, Adhesive, Dimensional Dot

I'm not one to make resolutions, but I'm determined to do better at some things this year - one of which is to enter more challenges, AND to start posting my work on Splitcoaststampers.  I've not done much of either the last year or two, and I am ready to jump back in with both feet!

  My card for today is for a brand new challenge blog: The Mod Squad Challenge!  
Some of the Gina K. folks have started this up. 
Products used on cards do not have to be Gina K. Designs products, but as she is the first challenge sponsor, I thought I'd use this lovely set Stately Flowers2, by Melanie Muenchinger.  
Sympathy cards are difficult for me, so I love the simplicity of her floral sets, and the accompanying sentiments.  Plus, I'm a Missouri gal, and this is a Missouri Flower!

So, here is how I did this.
Stamp and color your image.  
Using a straight edge, draw a line on each edge, where you'd like your cutting line to be.
With an exacto knife and straight edge, cut a straight line, stopping at each point where you come to a part of your image. Turn your image around, and repeat the process.

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the image parts that hang over your cutting line.
Easy peasy!

I actually stamped my image twice, and layered one flower down near the leaf, with a pop dot for dimension.

Cathy Tidlwell was the challenge hostess this week.  Her challenge was 'A few of Cat's favorite things".  She listed lots of items, and told us to use three of them on our creations.

My three items were:
Kraft Cardstock
Layering of Images

I'd really LOVE to win - the prize is a gift certificate to Gina K. Designs, and I haven't had any new stamps for a while!!!  Hurry over - you still have a few days to enter!  Remember, you can use ANY vendors products!!!

This looks like it will be a fun challenge - good luck to the team at Mod Squad!!!

A note about my straight edge....this is a wonderful new product by Perfect PaperCrafting.  There are two rulers, a clear, and a straight edge for cutting.  The straight edge is also a centering ruler.  If you look, the center of the ruler has a pressure pad - on the bottom of the ruler is a rubber strip. Just push down on the center, and your ruler holds tight, via the rubber strip, to whatever you are working on.  Be sure to check out their products, especially this one!  Now, rather than have a ruler, a centering ruler, and a straight edge, I have one tool!  You can save 5% by shopping with the link on my sidebar!

Have a good day,
Patti J.


Emily Thubbron said...

This is beautiful, Patti. I love your goals for the new year. I need to do the same thing. I've been entering challenges this week and want to keep it up.

Lee said...

Not only gorgeous Patti but what a fabulous little tutorial technique too!!! You ROCK!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mod Squad and spreading the word!!

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful bunch of flowers and love the colors Patti! :) TFS! HUGS

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty and love the tutorial - this would be an idea for February - (hint hint). Happy to see more posts from one of my stamping bffs

adele holcomb said...

Thanks for the tutorial for this clever way of making the image appear to sit on the strip - I will definitely try this. Your ruler looks like a very useful tool too.

Donna said...

Beautiful card and tutorial! Nice to see a bright flowery card with all the snow we have!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Patty this is beautiful. I love this technique, but I don't do it very often, now that I have my cameo, but it's such a stunning look. Love the lavender with the kraft. A great combination.

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card. Your flowers are so pretty! And perfect as a sympathy card but would work equally as well for any occasion. Thanks for the tip on how you made it too. That is awesome!

Unknown said...

Patti, this is really gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in our first challenge! Sean

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Patti. I love how you did this and your flowers stand out beautifully on the kraft and white. Welcome home from Germany!

Theresa's Studio said...

Great card, Patti. Love the technique. Will have to check this new challenge out...Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful card Patti! Thanks for the quick tutorial...I have a die cutting machine and I've still never done this technique! I like the low tech version you showed! TFS!

lisa808 said...

Pretty! Good luck with the challenge and with your goals.

Cheryl W said...

Your card is so lovely, Patti! I love the technique you used. I need to try it again, as I haven't done so in quite a while.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Patti. Love the beautiful flowers and the way you cut them! Thanks for the visual!

Laurie Unger said...

This is a very beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the technique, too!

Cat Tidwell said...

This rocks! I LOVE the purple with the kraft! Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge!

Shirley said...

A really beautiful card and an outstanding tutorial. Duh me here trims all around the image and mounts it. I like your way better!! Love the colors too!