Friday, May 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Carry Over Event

Hello stamping friends. Welcome to this months Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. We've got a special blog hop for you today. It's a little different to our usual format as we have each chosen products and then created projects with the products that we have chosen that we can use in a class, workshop, club etc.

The products that I'm using today is the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and the Springtime Impressions Dies. The main focus of my class is to learn more techniques using your dies and to get some more versatility out of them. Because my cards are very technical based this type of class would be suited more to casual to avid crafters and because these cards take quite a bit of time to make they would be suited to a half day or day event or even a class at a weekend retreat.

I've tried to keep all cards with a similar colour combination and similar trim and embellishments so if you are taking the product to a class there will be less for you to organise and take along.

The techniques used for my cards are Double Inlay Die Cut, Double Partial Die Cutting and Inked Die Impressions.

The Inked die impressions card you 'emboss' the large die onto the front of the card using a die cutting machine and embossing mats. This leaves a gorgeous and subtle impression on the front of the card. To give some more added dimension to the 'embossed' layer on the Pool Party cardstock. I sponged some Whisper White Craft ink over top. Finish the card off with some ribbon or trim, images fussy cut from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and a sentiment.

To make sure that I didn't get the Whisper White craft ink outside the embossed lines, I created a template overlay to protect the area outside the embossed lines. Either just hold the template down with your fingers or lightly tape the template down with some washi tape or low tack painters tap and then using a sponge dauber, dab the white ink over the embossing.

The second card is the Double Partial Die Cutting. By only covering a portion of the die with your cutting plate, only that part that has been covered will cut. By leaving the section in the middle uncut, it leaves a solid section to stamp a sentiment on it or to layer some ribbon and trim on it and then add a sentiment. Die cut 3 more of the die as you would normally and then layer these extra die cut layers underneath to add some extra dimension to you die cut layer. For some extra gorgeousness cover the top die cut layer with some Clear Wink of Stella for that subtle shimmer and shine.

Rule some lines on your cardstock as to where you want your solid section to be, lightly in pencil, and then use these lines as a guide as to where to place your cutting pad when running your platform through your die cutting machine. You may need to run each cut back and forth through your die cutting machine so that all the little details in the die have all cut through. Tip - If you don't want your die to move in the whole process tape it down with some washi tape or a low tack painters tape.

The last card for my class is the Double Inlay Die Cut. The first part of this card is to cut the rectangle layer in the Pool Party cardstock and inlay the Whisper White rectangle. The best way to hold these two layers together is using the Multipurpose Sheets or adhere a piece of cardstock to the back these two pieces to hold them together. Next die cut your butterfly out of the Copper Foil Sheets trying to hold all the pieces together and then lastly die cut the butterfly shape out of the rectangle layers and inlay the butterfly piece. It's such a fantastic way to get an (almost) one layer card with so much detail. Finish the card off with twine, metallic thread, embellishments and a sentiment.

I do hope that I've given you some ideas for a fun class and to get some more out of your dies. Each card could even be a class on its own and you could make different variations of each one. The possibilities are endless. 

Some of the products used in my card samples are retiring from Stampin' Up!s offerings but you can change them up for what is current product when you do offer the class to your customers.

Contact your local demo and see what classes they hold or if you sign up as a demonstrator HERE with me you have 16 class ideas all ready to go, right here!

Next up on the hop with her class ideas is the amazing, gorgeous and fabulous Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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  1. Amazing Rochelle. I have never seen that Double Partial Die cut done before, I love how you've used it with this die. I'm going to have to give it a go myself

  2. Sooo lovely and clever!
    All three cards are an absolute eye-catcher!


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