November 3, 2014

Merry Monday #133!

Happy Monday Stampers! I'm so glad you stopped in as we have a brand new challenge this week at Merry Monday with Nina as our hostess. Take a look:

When I think of rustic, I am drawn back to living in the country as a child and all of the red barns that were around that are now considered rustic because of their age. That's why I decided to add a little bit of rustic red to my card:

I sponged every single layer you see.....even the ribbon! I scrunched it up spritzed it with some water and then took the sponge to it with ink and dirtied it up a little. Notice that the top portion of my card is cut-out partially with the framelit I used. I'll show you how to achieve this but first, here are some close-up pics for you:

And here is a little tutorial on the cutting:

To duplicate my card, you will need the Labels Collection Framelits and a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Score in the center at 2 1/8" on the 4 1/4" side. Do not fold yet.

Place your cardstock and die on your Big Shot Machine platform and cutting plate by centering as shown below:

Using your 2nd cutting plate, position it over your cardstock so that the edge of your cutting plate is lined up at the scored line. This means half of your cardstock is not under the cutting plate:

Begin turning the handle of your Big Shot Machine insuring that the cutting plate does not move and is lined up at the score line as the sandwich goes through your machine.  This is what your cardstock piece should look like once it goes through your machine. Notice that only the half that was under the cutting plate is now cut:

Now you can fold your card in half on the score line, keeping the shape that you cut flat and unfolded:

You can actually complete this using any of your shaped dies! How fun is that? I hope you give it a try and don't forget to visit my Merry Monday teammates today and join in on the fun!

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  1. I love your card design Debbie! Hope you're enjoying the snow! :)

  2. I'm going to try that die cutting technique! Very pretty card.

  3. Oh, Debbie, thank you SO much for those instructions! I was wondering just how you did that. I'll try that and see what I can come up with. Love your card as I love shabby chic and you did a beautiful job!

  4. I love this, and the colors... its starting to feel a lot like Christmas! XXXOOO

  5. That is a neat trick with the die. I am wondering if you then used the SAME die on DP or did you go down a size or 2? I am going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing! Your card is really nice.

    1. You've got it figured out Tonilea, I did go down one size on the label shape for the layering

  6. I've struggled with how to use this floral image, but you've used it perfectly here, Debbie! What a beautiful project!

  7. Oh my goodness! Such a lovely card! and THANK YOU! Thank you so very much for showing me how to do that with the die cuts! Amazingly simple! Can't wait to get in the craft room and give it a shot!
    Please don't stop teaching us new things! Enjoy your blog so much!

  8. Gorgeous, Debbie... Thank you for the reminder of how to cut a partial shape....really different and SOOO pretty!

  9. Gorgeous rustic card, Debbie. And I'm so impressed at all the sponging - that must have taken a bit of time :)

  10. Very pretty card Debbie. I love this technique you used with the die cut, thank you for the tutorial :).

  11. Your card is so pretty & so perfect for this week's challenge, Debbie! Love how you cut your card and how you used this pretty stamp set! :)

  12. LOVE!! Your distressing is perfect and that ribbon bow is the sweetest!!

    Deanne :)

  13. What a great card, Debbie! Thanks for sharing the cutting details! Hope the snow has melted and you have a great rest of the week!

  14. Love that you added the pop of red to your rustic holiday card, Debbie! The red barn look coordinates perfectly with the country feel of these images too. Love the way you've used the framelit, too! Great to work with you this month!

  15. Great card, Debbie!!! Love the way you used the framelit! Hope you have a great week and your snow is gone! :)

  16. I love the red on your rustic card..I secretly wanted to add some to my card,too. It just goes so well with the challenge colors!

  17. You've outdone yourself with this gorgeous creation, Debbie - it's lovely!


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