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Freshly Made Sketches #172

Freshly Made Sketches #172 published on 8 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #172

FMS Final 172-001

Well, didn’t I tell you that the sketch for this week at Freshly Made Sketches was great?!  My friend Linda Callahan  created this one for us and I love it.  The minute she sent it to me I knew we had yet another winner on our hands.  And we have so many cool variations this week from our team.

FMS172 - Love you

Have you ever had a technique that you’ve been wanting to try but somehow it keeps going to the back burner?  That is how I felt about partial die cutting with letter thinlits.  I know that there are products out there with certain words that create something like this but with this technique, you can use whatever word you want.  The Little Letter Thinlit Dies are PERFECT for this one!  I seem to have a bit of a theme going this week using the Stacked with Love DSP Stack.  I find that crafting seems to go like that for me sometimes.  I find something that works and I stick with it!!  As I was starting to figure out how to explain this technique I realized it was just easier to make a video tutorial.  So that is what I did!

As I said in the video, it took me a couple of tries to get the letters lined up just right so that I didn’t cut them out completely.  I recommend you practice once or twice with scrap paper before going to your DSP.  Having the thinnest held together with washi tape make it easy to repeat this and play with the idea.  Once you get the cutting part, the rest is easy and quick.

I have another card ready to share with you on Friday that uses this great paper again.  And then this weekend I’ll be going to a local demonstrator event and I’m sure I have fun things to share from there.  I have helped design a card for the get-together and plan to share with you on Sunday.  I seem to be getting back into the groove of stamping again and look forward to more this week.  Until Friday, I hope you have a great week!  Thanks for stopping in.

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Stamps:  Forever Florals (sentiment); Paper:  Stacked with Love DSP Stack, Whisper White; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black; Accessories:  Big Shot, Little Letters Thinlits, Black Baker’s Twine, Buttons

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8 Comments

I just watched your video – great job! Very educational and professional. Partial die-cutting is one of those things I keep meaning to try and after watching your video, this weekend might just be the time! As for your card – it is perfection! The papers look fabulous and your non-naked buttons are the perfect finishing touch – I prefer dressed buttons, too 🙂

What a fab card! I love the combo of dsp colors and patterns. I’m going to have to come back and watch the video because I think if I tried this I’d go through way too many sheets of dsp trying to get it right. Have a great time at your event this weekend!

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