Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rainbow Strips Hello

Last night I had a thought to use the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border dies I had purchased a while ago, but haven't had time to play with, so that's the set of dies I immediately pulled out this morning and made this...
I layered and glossy accented the "hello", and popped up the white panel from the colored strips..
No...no stamping or ink on this one, but FUN, FUN, FUN!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa
EDITED TO ADD HOW TO
OK...hold on...here are some pics for you...putting this card together was fun, but involved particulars to making all the uneven edges fit together and fit the card, so here's some of MY tips (although you might be able to do it easier...please let ME know if you do:)!!)...Hopefully this will help answer some of your "How did she do that" questions:):)!!...
      
Cut the end off of colored paper with the tiny chevron die, then line the die up against that cut edge, making sure the stitch edge is on the already cut side and the cutting edge of the die where the tape is showing.  Die cut all the rest of the colored strips.
 
Put adhesive on piece of paper(I used thin card stock) and place all the stitched strips on top of it.  Cut underneath the blue and pink edges, so no sticky edges...hey, no edges at all:)...yes, you could put less adhesive and leave the paper...just showing you how I did it:)...

Using a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of white cardstock to make your top panel, make stitched cuts on both sides of panels in a slanted direction.  With ANOTHER 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of paper(can be a junk paper as long as the measurements are right), adjust the three pieces together on that paper, so they kind of fit the white paper underneath (yes, they will be way too long).    Place a tiny swipe of adhesive to the back of each of the three pieces, while making sure they are where you want them on the piece of paper.    The next pics were taken on scoring board, cutting board, and die cutting machine...on my lap or edge of desk...so just look at the card, not the background...:)LOL...

 REMOVE the colored strips, then turn over.  It should look kind of like the middle pic...uneven edges on every side.  You need to cut the edges off...you can cut them all off by hand, I cut one with scissors, then having one straight edge, cut the other 3 edges with my cutting board.  THEN trim off  1/4 " from each side.

 
Remove the white halves from the scrap piece of paper, put pop up dots on back, then adhere the strip and the panels on top and bottom of it...done...well with addition of "Hello".  Hope it all makes sense...


9 comments:

  1. oh this so makes me happy Lisa. Love those chevron dies lined up in gorgeous rainbow colors and love love that shiny hello.

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  2. I love this - that pretty rainbow of color just makes me smile. I'm curious how you got them to match up like that. Doesn't the die just cut one side of the zig zag?

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    1. You are so right, Jackie...that die DOES just cut one side. I will die cut some more and take some pics for you and put them on my blog, so you can see how I did it all:)!

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    2. You are awesome! Thank you so much for going to all that trouble. It makes perfect sense.

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  3. Oh, this is fabulous. Please show us the other pictures, too. Love this rainbow!

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  4. You make my day ! Beautiful inspirational card !

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  5. LOVE this, Lisa!!!!

    I received my happy mail the other day! THANK YOU!!!

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  6. This is way too fun and I appreciate the 'how to' for this card. I have a zig zag die but if you ask me it is the fact that this is a stitched zig zag that makes it. What a wonderful card!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa