Monday, February 22, 2016

Woven Ribbons Mixed Media Note Cards with Frantic Stamper and Stencil Girl


Happy Monday everyone.  Does anyone actually like Mondays?  Maybe people that don't have to work or go to school enjoy them?  LOL.  Yesterday was a very lazy day for me.  It rained most of the day and other than make a few cards and chill with lots of dogs, I did nothing else!!  I like days like that.  

Today's card comes out of a project I did for StencilGirl Products for their blog, StencilGirl Talk.  Back in May, 2014, I made some Easy Peasy Mixed Media Note Cards, which, between you and me, really came out great!!  Yesterday, as I was going through a box, I found a bunch of extra pieces from that and other StencilGirl projects I had done.  


Hmmmm.....all these colors...and designs...what to do with them?  Then I remembered that I had two interesting dies from Frantic Stamper and my mind my started to run away with ideas!!  For today's card I used a die called Woven Ribbons Card Panel Die and one of my project scraps.  If you want to make this card, you could use a really cool piece of scrapbook paper with a vivid cool design to it. 


I started with an A2 white, top folding card base.  I cut a piece of black cardstock, 4" x 5.25", and applied double sided tape to the back of the cardstock.  {I did this so that it would be easier to adhere to the card front without using messy glue}.  


Then I ran it thought my die cut machine, using the metal adapter so that all the pieces would fall out easily.   You will end up with this.  



I removed all the inside pieces and put them aside for a future project.  Then I removed the double-sided tape from the back of the full piece - 


- and adhered the top and part of the side to the card front.  Because this outline part is so fragile, I want to be able to manipulate it as I go.


Then I repeated the same process with the scrap piece I had from my earlier project - applied double-sided tape to the back and ran it through my die cut machine.  But this time I did NOT remove all the pieces.  



Next, working slowly, remove the pieces from the colorful piece and place into the black outline.  I work one by one so that I can manipulate the black piece around each piece.



Keep working until the whole piece has been transferred.


Done!!  Really not as hard as it looks.  I figured out what to do with the pieces I saved from each of the die cuts.  Check back tomorrow to see another card made but with the reverse colors.  

And remember to leave a comment to be entered in the contest to win all the cards I am making this month!  Until next time -

Hugs from Brasil - 
Michael

Supply List:
Woven Ribbons Card Panel Die by Frantic Stamper
Piece of scrapbook paper with cool, vivid design
2" Double Sided Tape
Die Cut Machine (Big Shot, Big Kick, etc.)

Other Interesting Links:
Frantic Stamper's Website 
StencilGirlTalk
StencilGirl Products Website

20 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much Shelley. Glad you like the card and thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  2. This is a great way to also use up scraps to make another design. I love this, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks!! Glad you love this. It is a great way to use up scraps. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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  3. Love the die, thanks for the lesson , your card is beautiful

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    1. Thanks Candace!! Glad you like the card.

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  4. This is so beautiful. Love the die you used.

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    1. Thanks Robin. Glad you like! Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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  6. This would be fantastic to see in a YouTube video. Love the card I am going to order the die. One question... Is the paterend paper cut out or is the black backround placed over it?

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    1. Hi Jussie. I am going to try to make a video on this die. The patterned paper is also cut out and inserted into the black outline piece.

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  7. This is so very clever, Michael. I love how you gave us all the tips of how to do it ourselves. I agree with Jussie that a video would be great. The die cutting and piecing the patterned paper in is just so neat. Love the colors with the black. Have a great day.

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    1. Hi HJ. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Will try for a video. Glad you like the card and that you took the time to stop by the blog.

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  8. I love Monday's when I take the day off for 3 day weekend. Michael this is beautiful work and such a clever use of materials. I cannot decide which one I like best. I am always pleased to see your work, you can count on me for two thumbs up. Looking forward to LEAP DAY MONDAY to see what you are doing to show us next.

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    1. Mary...you crack me up!! Glad I make part of your Mondays happy. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Next Monday...hmmmmmm

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  9. What fun cards you made Michael! And your patience moving those pieces of paper- in awe!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. What fun projects you make too. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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