Sunday, November 11, 2012

Black and White

LOVE these cards. Black and white always looks so clean and sophisticated.
Stamp by www.stephaniebarnardstamps.com. Butterfly punch by Marthastewart.com. Scrollwork embossing folder from Provocraft.com
Flowers stamp by Autumn Leaves. Swiss Dots and Animal Prints Alligator embossing folders from Provocraft.com
Stamps by www.stephaniebarnardstamps.com
Not Black and White, but could easily be. Stamp by www.stephaniebarnardstamps.com. Divine Swirls and Measure By Measure Scrolls Embossing folders by Provocraft.com. Pearls from The Dollar Store

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Experimenting with Flip It cards



While I was in Lockport NY staying with my friend Maria I went with her to a rubber stamp show and bought a ton of stamps and other related things. One of these things was a flip flop die. 

In the past when I have made flip it cards, I have used my scorer, big shot and a circular die. There is a little measuring involved, not too difficult, but I did want to see how the actual flip flop die worked.
Here is one that I tried without the flip flop die.
I used a circle die. Click on the link above to see the tutorial
And here is one with the flip flop die from www.stampdoctor.com
I decided that the way it folded didn’t suit me, so I was able to figure out how to center the flipped part of the cars, and I like it so much better.
Then a few days later I saw a Darlene DeVries youtube video on Pinterest that intrigued me. I watched and knew I needed to try it out immediately.
Mine didn’t turn out as well and I decided that I didn’t like all the score lines on it, so I made a slightly different version. This one the centre doesn’t flip all the way, but I prefer it.
With the ones I have tried so far, the last one is the one I like the most. The one with the actual flip flop die is a little faster, but I am limited to just a rectangular flip.