Saturday, May 16, 2009

A FUN Discovery!!

I LOVE stamps that coordinate with punches or die cuts! It makes my work A LOT easier and so much faster!

This past week I was playing around with one of my favorite sets and made a FUN and SURPRISING discovery that I can't wait to share with you!!

The star image from the "Linear Sentiments" stamp set coordinates PERFECTLY with the star nestabilities die cuts!! I was super excited when I found this out and have been playing with these stars ever since!

If you are unsure what die cuts I am referring to, there is a picture of what they look like below. You can use these dies in your Big Shot or Cuttlebug machines and many other die cut systems!

In the picture below, you can see how I used the 2 smallest sizes of the star nestabilities on my card.

The largest star on the card was made by first stamping the Linear Sentiments star image on ivory cardstock. Then, I took the 2nd smallest nestie, lined it up on my paper (the image fits perfectly!) and then put it through my Big Shot. The embossed edge begins at the edge of the stamped image! I think you can see that better in the closeup photo below.

The smallest die cut star on my card was made by again stamping the image on my ivory paper. Then, I took the smallest die from the star nesties set and centered it over my image and ran it through the machine. If you look closely, you'll be able to see the embossed edge on that die cut as well. How wonderfully exciting is that!!!??

I used a color combination that should be very familiar to you by now if you are a follower of my blog. I promise I'll move on to another color scheme soon! The cardstock is TAC brown, TAC Ivory, Robin's Egg 1, & Blue Green Bazzill. The ink colors are Water Lilly Green & Burnt Umber Palette, Thatched Straw VersaMagic & VersaMark.

Take a look at the texture!! That is SO YUMMY and it is polka dotted!! I made this using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Here's another view of my happy, finished, polka-dotted star card!!

If you make a card using the Linear Sentiment star stamp paired with the star nestabilities, please leave me a comment with a link so that I can check yours out too!! Have a great day!


Stacy said...

See... it's YOU who is the enabler!! LOL I didn't really think I needed this stamp set or the star Nesties but I may have to reconsider them both! LOL Great card!

Jewels said...

That's awesome, Jen. I love your card and that's a great tip! I just got that set! Jewels

kssdesigns said...

Thanks for sharing. I guess this means I'll have to get the star nesties now! LOL!

Unknown said...

nice! is really cute thanks for sharing :)

Barb said...

Great card, Jen!! I am luvin' the color combo and layout!

You were cracking me up when you called Laurie to tell us about this last week :)

Laurie said...

I just love that you figured this out! It is what we always wanted right? LOl!

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