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NOTE TO SELF: There are 31 days in July…So I goofed and started the countdown a day early. I told you yesterday that next we would discuss materials you can use with these dies. I had fun playing around today and came up with a few fun things.
For this project I ran fabric through with a scalloped rectangle die. I was amazed at how crisp the cut was. I also ran a piece of ivory cardstock through with the same die and adhered the two together to create some added stability. I stitched around the edge of the fabric block with my sewing machine and dabbed a little distressing ink on for good measure. I then embossed the rectangle frame onto my green card front (you can see a step-by-step tutorial on how to do this HERE). The twill tape was stamped with some french script as a finishing touch.
I really like the texture the fabric added to my project. The Palette inks stay nice and vibrant on fabric too, which I love.
I got inspired when I saw Trudee’s post on making wine charms with these dies. I decided to try making my own buttons. I die-cut clear shrink plastic with the scalloped square and punched two holes using my 1/4-inch handheld hole punch. I stamped it with Claret Palette ink (these work just as well as StazOn, just more colors to choose from!)
After it was heated it shrunk down to about the size of an American quarter. I was so thrilled! I die-cut white cardstock with the next to smallest scalloped square and backed the button with it, tying it with a little scrap of pink ribbon. Wouldn’t this be the cutest embellishment for a card? Or as an addition to a paperclip? I bet you could make really cute ribbon slides with the rectangle & oval too; maybe I need to try that tomorrow!
So some other materials that work well with these dies are vellum, tissue paper (I bet you could make the cutest little rosettes forr gift wrapping with the scalloped circles!), thin sheet metal, cork paper or even thin chipboard (such as that from a cereal box). I am sure all of YOU will come up with an even longer list once you get your hands on these to play in your own little creative space!
Fern Card Supplies:
Ink: Jardin Moss Palette Ink
Stamps: fern image from Text Boxed set by Papertrey, London Script from Stampabilities
Paper: Always Artichoke cardstock from SU!
Other: twill tape from SU!, copper brads from Nunn Designs
Ink: Claret Palette Ink
Stamps: spiral Flower from Text Boxed by Papertrey
Paper: Stamper’s Select white cardstock from Papertrey Ink
Other: Clear Polyshrink from Lucky Squirrel