I'm just popping in here quick to share with you a card I made for a sweet friend! I know that she received the card, so I can now show you the above card. I was lucky enough to win the lovely die from her blog giveaway. She is very talented and gives me lots of inspiration. You can find Brenda's lovely creations on her blog Benzi Stampz! Thank you again, Brenda!
I made a fairly simple card for I wanted the die to shine on this thank you card. The die(Spellbinders Die D-Lites) is very intricate and so pretty, don't you think? Many of you may already know how to cut these intricate delicate dies. I certainly have learned the hard way and am still learning! So, I have a little tutorial for you today...
The key is to use the metal shim plate. I purchased mine from MFT, but it is sold other places. Here is a photo of the die placement...
1. Regular base of your Sizzix platform for Big Shot die cutting machine.
(I also have the magnetic platform, which I think is too wide since it cuts too
deeply leaving it very difficult to get the paper removed from the die. It has also
cut where it shouldn't.)
2. Acrylic plate over platform.
3. Place the metal shim on platform. Be careful for the edges are sharp.
4. Place the die over the metal shim cut side up.
5. Paper over the die.
5. Acrylic plate over the paper.
And, to get all those little pieces of paper that were cut from the die I use this handy dandy tool. So, one lucky winner will receive this wonderful tool...
I will announce the winner on November 17th. Ok, friends, that's all for now. Take care and have a great week!
Paper: Kraft Outlet, Martha Stewart
Die: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Garden Gate
Ink: SU-Soft Suede
Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric