Thursday, September 21, 2017

Detailed Gate meets Santa Paws

Hopefully this will not be my last card I make using the Detailed Gate thinlet die. I just love combining it with different stamp sets.  This time I used the Card Front Builder Thinlet dies, Lovely as a Tree stamp set as well as Santa Paws.
For this card I trimmed off the elaborate scroll work on the top of the gate, cut the gate in the middle so it would open, and wrapped the gate edges around the back of the art piece.

The sky elements were die cut with the Card Front Builder thinlet die on a piece of Whisper White card stock,  and to bring out the lights from the moon and stars I adhered a piece of gold foil behind the art piece.

Sponging is one of my favourite techniques, and I used it to bring out the colours of the sky and the landscape.  I first sponged around the moon with Daffodil Delight, bringing the colour down through the sky.  Then I used Night of Navy to sponge the rest of the sky, blending this with Basic Gray and Always Artichoke towards the bottom of the art piece.

Using Basic Gray, I stamped the Lovely as a Tree stamp at the horizon.

Below that I die cut an oval into the art piece.  Behind that oval I attached the images of Santa Paws of the 3 singing cats using dimensionals.

The sentiment was punched with the Word Label punch and attached to the outer gate; a red bow on the other gate.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Santa Paws, Lovely as a Tree
Inks:  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Always Artichoke, SU Markers, Black Memento
Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Gold Foil
Accessories:  Layering Oval Thinlets, Detailed Gate Thinlet, Word Label punch, 1/4" Real Red Ribbon (retired), dimensionals, Card Front Builder thinlets,

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Detailed Gate Wedding Card

There are so many possibilities for creating cards/projects using the detailed Gate Thinlet die. Yesterday I posted a Christmas card; I have previously posted a Halloween card.  Today I am posting a wedding card made with this thinlet die.

This time the gate was die cut using gold foil paper.  The ends of the gate were also scored, burnished, and taped around the back of the  Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  I also cut the gate down the middle so the gate could open.

Picking up the colours of the DSP, I built a wedding bouquet on  a 1 3/4" circle. Using the retired Petite Flower punch, flowers were punched in Powder Pink, Soft Sky, and Tangerine Tango. The leaves were die cut in Garden Green, using the Eclectic Layers Thinlet dies.  All edges were sponged with Basic Gray.
This bouquet was added to the gate using glue dots and to prevent it from sticking to the DSP
I punched an identical 1 3/4" circle punch which I adhered to the back of the circle on the other side of the gate.

On this picture is a close up of the wedding bouquet.
In the middle of each flower I added a gold foil punchie from the 1/8" hand held punch, and then a gold pearl on top of that.

I snipped between the petals of each flower and curled the edges up.  The edges of the leaves were also turned up.

The sentiment, from "Floral Phrases" is embossed in gold on Basic Black card stock, and adhered to the right gate edge.

Here the gate is opened.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Floral Phrases
Inks:  Versa Mark, Basic Gray
Papers:  Basic Black, Lots of Lovely DSP, Gold Foil, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Detailed Gate Thinlet Die, Eclectic Layers Thintlet dies, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1/8" hand held punch, Petite Flower Punch (retired), Pearls, Gold embossing powder

Below is a picture of some of the elements I was able to cut out of this gate:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Detailed Gate Christmas Card

If the Detailed Gate Thinlet die were in another section of the catalogue rather than the Halloween section would you look at it differently?
I took a hard look at this die and decide that it had a lot of possibilities, one of which was that it would make a beautiful Christmas card.

I die cut the gate is Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper, then cut the gate in the middle.
I also scored and burnished each end of the outer edges of the gate so that I could wrap the edge of the gate around the edge of the DSP.

Hint:  When die cutting the detailed gate, run it through the Big Shot using the Precision Plate multiple times, each time changing the position of the die, rotating it from left to right etc.  Look at the back of the piece you are cutting to make sure everything has been die cut.
After it has been cut to your satisfaction, using the brush and foam pad poking only the stubborn remaining bits.

Tear and tape adhesive was used on the burnished edges to adhere them to the back of the Christmas Around the World DSP. The gate and DSP were then adhered to a Whisper white card stock base.
A piece of 1/8" silver ribbon was attached to the left gate,  slit made in the fold of the card base, and the ribbon inserted through that , wrapped around the back and brought to the front where it was tied into a bow.
The sentiment was White embossed on Soft Sky card stock, punched with the Every Day Label Punch and matted with Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. It was added to the gate front with glue dots, and to prevent this from sticking to the card front, I added a punched Whisper white piece and adhered it to the backside of the gate. An identical size label punch was adhered to the DSP right
 behind the front sentiment.

Two snowflakes die cut with the Layering Seasonal Framelits were added to the side of the sentiment and the top of the DSP

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Snowflake Sentiments
Inks:  Versa Mark
Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Christmas Around the World DSP
Accessories:  Detailed Gate Thinlet Die, Seasonal Layers Thinlet Dies, 1/8" silver taffeta ribbon, Every Day Label Punch
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