Technique Challenge Stamp-Off
Welcome to another Stamp Off Friday with Jackie, Susan, and me! This week, it’s a technique challenge. In fact, we’re showing our favorite techniques. Or, at least, our favorite techniques this week.
We’ve done at least one of our favorite techniques in the past, and the “Watercoloring with the Stamparatus and Markers” is still my top favorite. I didn’t want to do it for a challenge so soon after the last, but you can see the card I made in yesterday’s post.
For this week, I decided to go with “Partial Die-Cutting.” I used this technique quite a bit when I first bought my die cutting and embossing machine about 10 +- years ago. But like all my favorite techniques, once a new one comes along, you forget about the old ones.
Here’s the first card I made for the challenge.
It’s a simple technique to do. Stamp the image, then sandwich the stamped image and die in the die cutting machine as usual – until you get to the top plate. Place the top plate only over the area you want to cut (in this case, the top half of the image).
Yes, I do need new plates, but I’ll keep using these until I absolutely must change them.
Here are the details for my Purple Posy card.
Stamp the magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set (I hear Robin Williams every time I talk about this set) on Whisper White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Die-cut as shown above, then color the image. I used Purple Posy and Granny Apple Green Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends and a dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink, the added it to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Purple Posy layer that I had embossed using the Country Floral 3-D Embossing Folder. I added a Purple Tricolor Ribbon bow with a Glue Dot and added the entire panel to a Whisper White Cardstock base.
While I was at it, I decided to make one more.
For this one, I folded a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in half, stamped the image over the fold, then laid the open card on the die cutting platform with the top plate stopping at the fold. This would make a lovely card, but you have the open section inside, so I layered the front to a Petal Pink Cardstock base. I also used the Stitched Lace Dies to cut a decorative border along the bottom of the Whisper White front, then added some Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) between the Whisper White and Petal Pink layers.
I love both of these cards. The partial die-cutting technique is so simple, but it adds a huge impact to your cards.
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