I wanted to show you an idea with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die. At the OnStage Local event in November the Make&Take that I showed was how to cut the new heart thinlit from Designer Series paper. So everyone had the opportunity to cut one out and then to stamp on it with the coordinating stamp set. We were able to use the Precision Base Plate and the new Big Shot Die brush. Our Make&Takes this time were just elements and not full cards or projects. I turned the heart into a full card and it ended up looking like this:
Here are some tips for you when using this new die – it is the most intricate and detailed thinlit that Stampin’ Up! has released so far and in order to have it come out nice you want to follow these tips.
- You have to use the Precision Base Plate to get a clean cut instead of your bottom cutting pad
- Pass the die through the Big Shot back and forth 2 times
- While in the past SU has not recommend this when cutting something thin like Designer Paper or Vellum use the Magnetic Platform on the bottom of your sandwich instead of the Multi-purpose Platform. Just be careful that you don’t pinch your fingers!
- Use the Big Shot Die brush and pad to remove all the pieces.
Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! –
Another tip I have for you is with the stamping. If you look at the stamp set the little flowers have tabs on them to help you line them up for two step stamping. What I decided to do was to create a template to help with stamping on the cut heart each time. I marked on a cut heart where the tabs from the stamps should be in order to line it up. Create your own template so you can use it as a guide each time you stamp.
The little flower dies also match up to the die cut heart. Notice there are 2 larger and 3 small flowers – use the cut or stamped flowers in those spaces. If you look carefully there are also cut out flowers within the heart that you can layer a cut flower underneath. There are 2 large ones and 2 small ones. I need to take a picture of that – apparently I don’t have one.
This bundle doesn’t have to be just for Valentine’s day either. Here I took the same layout for the card I made above and created a birthday and Mother’s Day card with this collection of products.
These were some of my displays at the OnStage event. The birthday card uses the little flower dies and the other card uses the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.
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