"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover

"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover
This Coloring Book was featured in the TV show Make It Artsy

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Step-up card with Stephanie Barnard Framelits dies

Here's a card created with the fabulous framelit dies by Stephanie Barnard. I always admired cards that opened up in steps or popped up, etc. and always felt that they must be super difficult to make. I was very nervous when I picked the Basic Step-ups die set worrying that I might never be able to make it work. But I did anyways and here's the first card I made with it.
 
 
Supplies I used:
Others: kraft and white cardstock, patterned papers, watercolor, paint brush, Distress inkpad, ink blending tool, ink pad, stamp
 
Let me show you how easy it is to make a step-up card.

 
Lay a standard cutting pad on the magnetic platform, lay the card die blade side up, lay cardstock on top of the die and top it off with another standard cutting pad. Roll the sandwich through the Big Shot machine. The strong magnets of the platform securely hold the die in place allowing a precision cut just where you need it.

 
The cardstock is not only cut, but also scored. Fold along score lines to make the card base.

 
Lay a standard cutting pad on the magnetic platform, lay the layering dies blade side up, lay patterned paper face down on top of the dies and top it off with another standard cutting pad. Roll the sandwich through the Big Shot machine.

 
Attach the layers to the card base.

 
The die set comes with 21 dies, so not only do you get all the layering dies in perfect sizes but also ton of flowers, leaves and scrolls to embellish with. Of course, you can pick and choose which pieces you want to use on your project.

 
Lay a standard cutting pad on the magnetic platform, lay the floral dies blade side up, lay kraft cardstock on top of the die and top it off with another standard cutting pad. Roll the sandwich through the Big Shot machine. Repeat with white cardstock.

 
You will end up with several pieces like these that you can layer in different ways.

 
I layered my pieces like this.

 
Next, ink the card and flowers with Barn Door Distress Ink pad using ink blending tool.

 
Add colors to the leaves and flowers with watercolors. Attach them to the card.

 
Stamp sentiment on one of the kraft cardstock layering pieces.

 
Attach sentiment to finish the card.
Hope you like today's card tutorial and if you are on the fence about Framelit card dies, go ahead take the plunge. If I can do this, so can you :)

2 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful!!

Marci said...

Very pretty card!