Movers and Shapers Project
This is the project I prepped for last week’s meetings. It uses the Movers and Shapers set in the new catalog and the new stamp set I won at Convention (gotta make use of that set!). 🙂
Stamp set: Falling Leaves
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango textured, Whisper White
Accessories: Movers & Shapers Curly Label die (for platform), Movers & Shapers Punch Windows, Modern label punch
Here is the inside:
The Dusty Durango piece is also cut with the Movers and Shapers die, in case you haven’t noticed. 🙂 It layers nicely with the Modern label punch. You can actually cut both the window in the card base and this layering piece at the same time. I know, I know…. I usually don’t advocate cutting more than one piece at a time because the die cuts don’t seem to look right afterward. BUT, in this case, 1) it saved time, and 2) it created a nice edge to the window.
Here’s a picture to show you what I mean. I usually like the sharp edge to the cuts, but this time, the “beveling” added some character.
Hopefully you can see what I’m talking about! 🙂
Since this card was smaller than a regular A2 card, I made sure the score line for the card lined up with the score line on the die.
One last note about making this card… I thought since all I wanted to do was to cut the window, I didn’t really need the extended cutting pads to run the die through the Big Shot. DON’T DO IT! You need the extended cutting pads. Really. For two reasons.
- It seems that the sandwich won’t go into the Big Shot (mine anyway), unless the cutting pad extends slightly over the edge of the die…
- Which means the cutting pad doesn’t cover your cardstock completely and you’ll get a CREASE where the edge of the cutting pad goes over your cardstock.
Yikes! Imagine my surprise when I pulled the cardstock off the die!
Okay, that should have been obvious! Must have been half asleep when I tried that, haha!