Thursday, February 2, 2017

14 DAYS OF LOVE #13

NOTE: If you were here for 14 Days of Love #1, you can skip to the photo of today's card. However, you will need Real Red Enamel Hearts and variety of micro beads/ glitter/ sequins. We also use the Stitched Framelits Die 


From the Occasions Catalog
Sealed With Love Stamp Set - 142815 - $21.00
Coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies - 142752 - $30.00
BUNDLE ALERT!
Sealed With Love Bundle - 144705 - $45.75
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Real Red Enamel Shapes - Brights - #141680 - $9.00

Cardstock:

Whisper White - 100730 - $9.00 (40 sheets)
Soft Sky - 131203 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)
Blushing Bride - 131198 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)

From the Occasions Catalog:
Real Red - 141982 - $11.00 (12x12)
Sending Love Designer Series Paper - $10.00 (6x6)

 

Chain of Love

Today, I wanted to show you an alternative use for the chain of hearts die in your Love Notes framelits set.

For this, you'll need a piece of Real Red cardstock approximately 2" x 5.5"

1st Cut:
Lay the die horizontally, as you would for cutting a border:


After the cut:


2nd Cut:


It's easiest to remember the direction of this cut, if you lay your cardstock and die out like this to begin with. To get this first cut edge facing you, turn your piece of cardstock over to the back side.

Here is where the cut gets a bit tricky. You may have to do this a couple of times before you get the precision you're after... but don't despair. I'll show you in a minute, what to do with those miscut pieces.

To make the 2nd Cut... you need to carefully line up your die opening with the first cut by laying your die over top of the first cut. That's why, if you lay them out this way, you simply pick up your die and move it over to place on top of your precut piece. I used a piece of washi to hold it into place. If the paper gives a bit when you remove the washi that isn't a problem as you are not using anything except the chain for your card.

This is what you'll have when you're finished:



And if you've mis-positioned the die:


heart confetti and a 'feathery' open heart chain. You could even cut the open hearts apart and scatter them across your card/ page. 

Have Fun with this technique. When you post your card somewhere, let me know. I'd love to see.
Creative Blessings!




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