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Stitching Together an Aloha

Last year, before we had the In the Tropics dies, I was wishing for a word die that said “aloha”. The only word dies we had at the time was the Well Written dies. So, I thought it would be cool to see if I could slice and dice a few words to make the word “aloha” that I could use. It was a success! But, I never did make a card…

Fast forward a year, and I ordered a whole bunch of other things from the current mini catalog, but not the In the Tropics dies. I did get the matching paper… I was waiting for just the right card to use my “aloha”, and finally made one! What’s interesting is that all of the other pieces were scraps / leftovers from other projects… don’t you like how that works?

Stamp: none

Ink: none

Paper: Whisper White thick, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Tropical Oasis DSP, Fluid 100 watercolor paper

Accessories: Well Written dies, Layering circles dies, Subtle 3D embossing folder, Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder

I used Fluid 100 watercolor paper to create my word, but it wasn’t necessary. I was intending to color it, but in the end decided to leave it the natural color.

So, here’s how it worked. I chose three different words that gave me the letters I needed. I tried to find words that had at least two letters together.

I used “ab” from “baby”, “o” from “you”, and “ha” from “happy”. I trimmed the second “b” in “baby” to make it look like an “l”. I originally used “lo” from “love”, but didnt’ like how the “l” dipped down below the base line. I tried to leave as much of the connectors of the letters, to help keep everything stuck together.

From there it was just a matter of lining up the letters to make it look like they were supposed to flow together. I did back the paper with adhesive sheets (Die Cut and Bond?) to make it easier.