is the first time I’ve said this but please don’t try this at home! LOL!
“This” is referring to using the snowflake border die from the Swirly
Snowflakes Thinlits Dies with the Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets!
It worked brilliantly with the actual die cutting, but boy oh boy, what a mess!
Next time I use this
fabulous die, I’ll use good old Tombow to adhere it on my cardstock!
problem was removing all the tiny bits inside the leaf-like shapes,
everything else was removed easily.
The tiny bits became stuck to my
tweezers, my paper piercer, my sweater, and my hands.
It took ages to
remove them all, but once it was done, it was so easy to adhere the die
cut to my Fresh Fig Cardstock (CS)!
placed the Swirly Snowflakes die on one side of my Whisper White CS, inside a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, and
cranked it through the Big Shot.
Then I removed the die and placed it on the opposite side, and cranked it through the Big Shot again.
I removed the die again, easily, but then I had to remove most of the little pieces manually, and it was this bit that took forever!
I took another piece of Whisper White CS and repeated the process, but without using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets!
This was so, so much easier and definitely the way to go!
started my card with a base of Whisper White CS and then a layer of
Fresh Fig CS.
Once I’d removed all the bits from my die cut, it was so
easy to adhere it to the Fresh Fig layer.
I took two more pieces of Whisper
White CS and wiped over them both with my Embossing Buddy.
The stamp set
I had chosen to use for my card is called Night In Bethlehem, and
I selected the Mary and Joseph stamp as well as the Rejoice sentiment.
turn, I inked the stamps in Versamark, and then in Fresh Fig Ink, dipped
them in my Clear Embossing Powder Box.
I heat set them using my Heat
I knew I was going to die cut the sentiment using one of the oval
dies from the Stitched Shape Framelits dies, but I really couldn’t
decide whether to use the square or circle die for the image – the
I layered them on corresponding shapes die cut using the
appropriate Layering Circles/Ovals Framelits Dies.
I used dimensionals
to adhere them to my card.
the inside of my card I took a layer of Whisper White CS and wiped over
it with my Embossing Buddy.
I chose the
shepherd with his sheep stamp from the Night In
Bethlehem Stamp Set for the inside of my card.
inked the stamp in Versamark, and then in Fresh Fig Ink, and stamped the
image in the bottom right hand corner.
Then I dipped it in
my Clear Embossing Powder Box and heat set it using my Heat Tool.
adhered this layer onto a layer of Fresh Fig and then adhered it inside
afternoon I’m finally off to see my GP for the results of the Xray of
my cracked ribs! I could have seen a different doctor a lot sooner, but I
was happy to wait to see mine!
That’s it for today! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Many thanks, Sherry. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Trish Forward says
Yes know exactly what you are talking about with the little bits sticking to every where lesson learned lol
Thanks, Peter. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Too bad it was such a pain to fiddle with, but honestly, I HOPE you felt the finished results were worth it, because the card is truly lovely Jan. I'm loving that snowflake bundle myself, but haven't yet committed to purchasing it … thanks for sharing your insights and experience … hmmm … LOVE the card!!
Hi, Geraldine. Yes, it's quite stunning and I'll certainly be using it again, but just not with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. Judging by the feedback on Facebook, I'm not the only one who has had this problem! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.